Plastic Shopping Bag Ban - Western Australia


If you are a retailer you must not sell, supply or make available a banned plastic shopping bag to anyone to carry goods you have sold. This extends to online sales. A banned plastic shopping bag:

  • has a thickness of less than 35 microns
  • is made either wholly or partly from plastic, regardless of whether the plastic is degradable, biodegradable or compostable
  • has handles.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1986 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection (Prohibited Plastics and Balloons) Regulations 2018 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Environmental Protection Authority

Contact details

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