Smoking Product Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to sell smoking products in Tasmania. Smoking products include:

  • cigars or cigarettes
  • any product that has tobacco as an ingredient or any device intended to be used with tobacco
  • personal vaporisers (including electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes).

Electronic cigarettes are battery operated products that replicate smoking behaviour without the use of tobacco. E-cigarettes heat a replaceable cartridge that may or may not contain liquid nicotine and other chemicals. The heating process creates a mist that resembles tobacco smoke that is inhaled by the user.

If you intend to sell smoking products at more than one location, you will need to complete a separate application and pay the fee for each location.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a fit and proper person
  • provide details on the premises from which you intend to sell tobacco and related products.

Only individuals can apply for this licence.


Up to 12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees for 2021-22:

  • Sale of tobacco products and personal vaporiser products - $1183.05
  • Sale of personal vaporiser products (not tobacco products) - $594.00.


Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Public Health (Smoking Product Licence) Regulations 2019 Tasmania

Application process


You will need to provide three forms of certified identification in your application. Forms of certified identification include your:

  • full Australian Birth Certificate
  • current Australian Passport
  • valid Australian Visa
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate.

Lodgement process


You can lodge and pay for your application online or in person at any Service Tasmania outlet.

Approval time

Up to three weeks


This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

E-cigarettes may only be sold in Tasmania if the cartridge does not contain nicotine.

E-cigarettes may not be sold to children.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Public Health Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Tobacco Control

Public Health Services

Department of Health

Phone: 1800 671 738
Website: Tobacco Control (Opens in new window)