Tobacco control legislation review

We have reviewed our tobacco control legislation to make sure that it is fit for purpose and effective. Learn more about our review process.

Tobacco control legislation

Our tobacco control legislation includes:

We have reviewed this legislation to make sure that it:

  • is still effective
  • responds to changes in technology.

What we reviewed

The review looked at:

  • what is working well in the current legislation
  • what, if any, changes we can make to the legislation
  • whether any provisions in the legislation are redundant
  • whether any parts of the legislation are overcomplicated, ambiguous or unclear
  • whether regulations can be simpler and easier to enforce
  • any other aspects of tobacco control that the Australian Government should consider and prioritise.

How we reviewed this legislation

We involved a range of stakeholders when we reviewed legislation.

For the review process we:

  • ran a public consultation from January to March 2019
  • ran a series of stakeholder workshops from May to July 2019
  • ran a public consultation – including exposure draft legislation – from 31 May 2023 to 14 July 2023
  • are running a further public consultation between 11 December 2023 and 8 January 2024. It focuses on draft regulations and contains more detail on the proposed graphic health warnings and health promotion inserts.

Submissions from the consultation processes will be available to view on the Consultation Hub.

Next steps

The following 2 Acts will come into effect on 1 April 2024:


Tobacco control legislation review contact

Contact the tobacco control legislation review team for further information about the review process for tobacco control legislation.
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