Selling Tobacco

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Selling Tobacco

Tasmania has strict controls on the sale of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and personal vaporiser products (also known as smoking products).  Anybody selling smoking products must have a Licence or be an employee of someone who holds one.

A Licence is required for every premise that sells these products.  A Licence to sell smoking products in Tasmania has an annual fee and must be renewed annually.  You will be sent a reminder to renew your Licence before it expires.

Are you and your staff responsible?  Take our free online course, 'Responsible Service of Tobacco'.  Takes just 20 minutes. Too easy!  Take the time.  Avoid a fine.  Click here to take the free online course

Responsible Service of Tobacco (RST) online training >

To ensure you and your staff are familiar with the basics of selling tobacco complete the Responsible Service of Tobacco online course.

Apply for a licence  >

Applications can take up to three weeks to be processed you are not able to sell smoking products until your licence is approved.

My Licence  >

To renew or manage your licence, including your contact details visit My Licence, here you can renewal and pay for your licence annually.

Sales Data Reporting

All licences will be issued with a condition to collect, keep and report information about smoking products sold from 1 June to 30 June every year.

You will need to report the number of products you sold in that month, as outlined in the image below.

To report your sales go to My Licence before or on your renewal date and fill in the online form or upload a CSV (comma separated values) file using this template

Example of Sales Data report

Example of excel template with four columns.  Column headings are 'type of smoking product, brand name, product description, quantity sold.   The table lists an example of products.

  • Cigarettes are counted in pack size, not cartons. Loose tobacco and pipe tobacco are reported in grams per pouch. Cigars and Cigarillos are reported as the number in each pack. Single use e-cigarettes, cartridges or pods are reported singularly. E-juice is reported in milliliters describing the size of the bottle.
  • The quantity is how many of each item you sold in the month
  • You don’t have to report e-cigarette devices, papers, filters or any other ancillary items.

Retailers guides  >

For everything you need to know about restrictions on the display and sale of smoking products in Tasmania, download the

Tobacco selling laws >

It is important all retailers of smoking products familiarise themselves with our tobacco control and personal vaporiser laws under the Public Health Act 1997 and the Guidelines for the Sale of Smoking Products 2017 as there are penalties for breaches.

Over 18? Check for 18 plus I.D. when selling smokes or risk a $20,000 fine.