The Complete Guide to Nicotine in Australia (2020)

Vaping has evolved so quickly that many countries have struggled to keep up with the pace smokers have been adopting it to replace the nasty habit of smoking.

When I started vaping back in 2013 little was known and I still remember the odd looks I would get form people not understanding what I had in my hand.

Since 2013 there has been a lot more discussion on the topic of vaping and countries have taken very different approach as to how they regulate this market.

With a staggering 51 million now vaping worldwide on a daily basis its worth taking a moment to learn about the regulation in your country of Australia.

In this article we will outline what rules different states in Australia have around vaping and nicotine.

Is It Illegal To Vape In Australia?

No! Its not illegal to vape in Australia.

Using an e cigarette in all states is legal and many people in Australia currently do, however there are rules around vaping ion smoke free area, workplaces and in car with minors that should be considered.

Its gets a little complicated when discussing the use of nicotine but generally the rules apply to the sale or promotion of nicotine. Although the laws are cumbersome there has never been an instance where someone e has got in any trouble for personally possessing nicotine in Australia.

However, there has been cases of individuals getting into some trouble for selling nicotine vapes in Australia.

That is why you can't buy nicotine vape juice within Australia and need to buy online

The status quo in smoking cessation presents smokers with just two unpleasant alternatives: quit or die. But, there is a third choice for smokers: switching to the e-cig. The use of e-cig allows smokers to introduce nicotine from a much safer source than a lit cigarette and to keep the gestures associated with smoking

– Prof. Riccardo Polosa, University of Catania

Can I Import Nicotine into Australia?

Yes! You can import a 3 month supply of nicotine juice to Australia

Under the personal importation scheme and customs act you can legally import up to a 3 month supply of nicotine vape juice.

There is some debate about what a 3 month supply actually is but most agree that anything over 2 litres would be about 3 months worth.

Even though the laws in each state are restrictive regarding nicotine nicotine is shipped for personal consumption every day.

You should also consider the import taxes when order anything with a value greater than $1,000. If you order over this amount you will have to pay GST.

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Vaping In Victoria

Laws were enacted on 1st August 2017 to regulate the sale, advertising and restricted places of use of e- cigarette products.

The new laws cover all e-cigarette products, including e-cigarettes themselves and e-cigarette accessories such as refill cartridges and e-liquids.

The sale, use and possession of e-cigarette products containing nicotine remains banned under Victorian drugs and poisons legislation.

Adults can continue to purchase non-nicotine e-cigarettes. They can be used in areas where smoking is not banned.

Nicotine E liquid NSW

Use and possession of e cigarettes and nicotine vape juice is legal in NSW.

Sale and supply of nicotine e liquid is illegal but the sale of vape devices is allowed although the marketing activities is strictly regulated. No signage or tasting in vape stores is allowed.

Vaping in smoke free areas is banned and can come with a hefty fine. Vaping in a car with minors (less than 16 years old) can also come with a fine.

 

Nicotine Vape Juice WA

Western Australia is one of the stricter states when it comes to vaping.

The use and possession of vape devices is legal.

Vaping is not allowed in smoke-free places and sale or supply of vape juice with nicotine is illegal .

There was a case in 2016 that went to the supreme court that found a retailer guilty of supplying vape devices that resembled cigarettes which is illegal in Western Australia.

 

Vaping In Victoria

Laws were enacted on 1st August 2017 to regulate the sale, advertising and restricted places of use of e- cigarette products.

The new laws cover all e-cigarette products, including e-cigarettes themselves and e-cigarette accessories such as refill cartridges and e-liquids.

The sale, use and possession of e-cigarette products containing nicotine remains banned under Victorian drugs and poisons legislation.

Adults can continue to purchase non-nicotine e-cigarettes. They can be used in areas where smoking is not banned.