Tobacco Control Laws

Tobacco Control Laws

In Tasmania there are restrictions covering:


A number of different strategies are used to enforce smoke-free areas and the legislative compliance among tobacco sellers:

  • Compliance visits: tobacco retailers are regularly checked to ensure they comply with the laws.
  • Controlled Purchase Operations: we test whether retailers are selling tobacco products to children. When a sale is made, the seller and/or retailer may be prosecuted.
  • Warnings and infringement notices

Have you noticed a breach?

Call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to report breaches of the tobacco control legislation.

Want more information?

Public Health Act 1997

2010 Compliance report: From Suitcase to Glovebox