Tobacco Control Legislation in WA
The Tobacco Products Control Act 2006
Objectives of the Legislation
Western Australia's comprehensive tobacco control program consist of legislation and a range of strategies. The role that the Western Australian Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 (external site) (the Act) takes is described in the Purposes of the Act (Section 3):
to reduce the incidence of illness and death related to the use of tobacco products:
|(b)||to promote good health and activities which encourage healthy lifestyles.|
What Provisions are in the Act?
The Act contains provisions about:
- The sale and supply of tobacco products (including vending machines)
- Tobacco advertising and promotion
- Licensing sellers of tobacco products
- The Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway)
- Smoking in enclosed public places
The penalties for offences under the Act are:
A Body Corporate
2nd or subsequent offence:
The Penalty for all offences under the regulations is a maximum fine of $2,000.
Review of the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006
The Final Report on the Review of the WA Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 was tabled before each House of Parliament on 27 September 2012.
- Discussion paper released April 2011 (PDF 1.04MB)
- Final Report on the Review of the WA Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 (PDF 1.58MB)
Where can I get copies of the legislation?
Official versions of the Act and the Regulations can be obtained from State Law Publisher, Ground Floor, 10 William Street, Perth or online at www.slp.wa.gov.au.
"This information has been produced as a guide only. It is not intended to be comprehensive and does not take the place of the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 or the Tobacco Products Control Regulations 2006. Similarly, it is not intended to be, nor should it be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice. The State of Western Australia expressly disclaim liability for any act or omission done in reliance of this information or for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, of any such act or omission."