Licensing of Tobacco Sellers
Tobacco Sellers Licensing: Important information for sellers of tobacco products
Tobacco Products Control Act 2006
On 31 May 2007, a new licensing scheme for the sale of tobacco products in Western Australia commenced.
From Monday, 11 February 2008, tobacco retailers will be required to provide proof of holding a licence to tobacco wholesalers to purchase tobacco products.
Anyone in Western Australia who sells tobacco products by retail sale, wholesale sale or indirect sale must be licensed.
This includes tobacco products sold by vending machine, through the post and by internet.
The Department of Health has engaged in consultation with tobacco industry representatives and retail groups to finalise workable processes and timings to enable the smooth implementation of the new licensing scheme and new controls on the sale and promotion of tobacco products.
How to obtain a licence?
Businesses that sell tobacco products by retail sale, wholesale or indirect sale are required to complete an application form and return it to the Department of Health with the relevant fees and supporting evidence.
What will it cost?The following fees apply from 1 September 2010.
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Enforcement of Tobacco Products Control Act 2006
The Department of Health reserves the right to take enforcement action against anyone who knowingly flouts the new tobacco licensing laws.
Once a licence has been issued all licence holders will receive information that will contain relevant information about the sale and promotion of tobacco products and other requirements that will have to be complied with as part of the licensing scheme.
To assist in communicating the new licensing requirements to sellers of tobacco products, the Department of Health has produced application forms, application guide, and other information brochures, which are listed below and can be viewed or downloaded if required.
- Application Form [PDF / 208KB]
- Application Form - More than one premises [PDF / 133KB]
- Application Guide [PDF / 173KB]
- Price Ticket Guidelines [PDF / 124KB]
Contact the Department of Health on 1300 784 892 or email: email@example.com.