Regulatory Impact Statement

Regulatory Impact Statement

Increasing the Tobacco Seller’s Licence Fee

As announced in Healthy Tasmania - Five Year Strategic Plan


The Government’s preventative health plan, Healthy Tasmania – Five Year Strategic Plan (Healthy Tasmania), includes a proposal to increase the fee for a licence to sell tobacco in Tasmania.  This involves changing regulations made under the Public Health Act 1997.

As with all changes to legislation, the Department of Treasury and Finance has assessed the proposal as required under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1992 and has determined that public consultation on a Regulatory Impact Statement is required, in accordance with sections 4 and 5 of the Act.

The Department of Health and Human Services has prepared this Regulatory Impact Statement, as the department responsible to the Minister for Health for administering the Public Health Act 1997.

This Regulatory Impact Statement sets out the plan for inviting public comment on:

  • the reasons for increasing the fee
  • the costs and benefits
  • an assessment of  the public interest
  • consideration of alternative options.

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Statement of objectives

  • Assessment of the impact on competition in tobacco product sales

Proposed legislation

Costs and benefits

Alternative options

  • Greatest net benefit/least net cost

Consultation process