Vape Laws in Australia – Is It Legal For Aussies To Vape?

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Vaping is slowly getting regulated in most countries, and the land down under, Australia, is no stranger to it; which shouldn’t be a surprise since it is one of the countries with the strictest laws.

Australia, which classifies nicotine as a Schedule 7 poison, has made it illegal to sell nicotine on all states and territories except for medical uses, and e-liquid that contain nicotine are not allowed to be sold too.

However, it is not illegal to import nicotine and e-liquid containing it for personal use, so you can import your own nicotine and mix it to your e-liquid. As a matter of fact, most Australian vapers are buying either high-nicotine e-liquid, or pure nicotine and they mix them to their local brews.

State Laws on Electronic Cigarettes and Nicotine

There are different laws on vaping and nicotine depending on the state or territory you are in.  In New South Wales, electronic cigarettes are not classified as a tobacco product, but still are illegal to use in cars with children on board. Even if it is, you shouldn’t be vaping and blowing vapor in front of children anyway. Basic vaping etiquette, Mate.

In Queensland however, vaporizers are classified as tobacco products and laws regarding its sales fall under their Smoking and Tobacco regulations.

So far, the only Australian territory where it is illegal to sell and supply vaporizers is WA. Don’t frown though; if you are from Western Australia and would like to get your own vape kit, you can buy from other states or from online suppliers like Bit Vape.

For more info on e-cigarette and nicotine laws per state and territory, this article from Vaping Mad would come in handy.

While analog cigarettes are also regulated in the country, it is much more available than personal vaporizers, which is kind of frustrating.

If you are in Australia and would like to quit smoking and make the switch, just always remember to take note of your state laws on vaping. There is NO TOTAL BAN on vaping, so you should be safe.


Rafael Deramas

Rafael Deramas is a digital marketer and a vaping advocate. He started vaping to reduce smoking back in 2011, and has fully quit cigarettes for 2 years and counting. He is also an e-liquid manufacturer and vape shop owner.

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