Nicotine Vape E-Juice E-Liquid Bans in Australia
Updated as at 26 June 2020
Great news! As of 26th June 2020, the office of MP Greg Hunt has officially extended the implementation timeframe by six (6) months to 1st January 2021.
Updated as at 19 June 2020
Australian Government Department of Health have announced draconian measures that will prevent Vapers from importing nicotine e-liquid from the 1st July.
The government now only requires the rubber stamp of the Governor-General in Council to impose legislation that will “Prohibiting the importation of e-cigarettes containing vaporiser nicotine (nicotine in solution or in salt or base form) and nicotine-containing refills unless on prescription from a doctor”, punishable with a fine up to $220, 000.
(Here's the official government announcement - see link https://www.tga.gov.au/behind-news/prohibition-importing-e-cigarettes-containing-vaporiser-nicotine)
What can you do?
You may heard that you can't buy nicotine vape juice in Australia for your private use? It's not true!
THE TRUTH IS...
You CAN buy e-liquid containing nicotine if you live in Australia, you just have to order them from outside Australia (overseas) and order a 3-month or less supply for personal use. However, nicotine liquid (pure) are bound by TGA laws which in most states requires a valid prescriptions from Australian medical practitioners.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NICOTINE E-LIQUID IN AUSTRALIA
Based on the current law regarding Nicotine e liquid or Nicotine vape juice in Australia means we are not able to manufacture/sell our nicotine products within Australian soils (Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, South Australia, etc). Hence, all our pre-mixed nicotine products for sale are based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and shipped worldwide with standard express international air mail, or for an extra fee, opt for FedEx Priority Express to get your orders delivered in just 2 business days!
We truly understand your frustration and hope you may spend time to sign this petition by clicking below link to bring change to nicotine e liquid Australia law.
HEY, AUSSIES, YOU CAN VAPE E-CIGS WITH NICOTINE!
As of today's date here is what is the legal way for Australians to purchase e-cigarette products with nicotine as far as we interpret it. Here is an official Aussie government site on the subject which is the definitive answer.
In order to purchase vaping products with nicotine, you must order them from outside the country and have them imported. The law in Australia states it is legal to import a 3 month supply of e-liquid nicotine for personal use. But what is considered a 3 month supply? That answer is still unclear, so use good personal judgement when ordering.
There is no import prohibition from customs on electronic cigarettes with nicotine for personal use. Also, there are no customs fees for orders under $1000 AUD.
If you are residing outside of Australia, please ensure you are fully aware of your country’s laws regarding e-liquid/e-cigarette before checking out. We are not responsible for orders seized by customs or other law enforcement, or for buyers not holding the relevant import authorization. The buyer will assume all risk associated with their international purchase and is responsible for ensuring their purchase is within their country’s laws.
At this point of time, there is no prohibition on importing vaporizers, e-cigarettes or e-cigars into Australia, so they will not confiscate your products at the border. Keep your order under A$1,000 declared value (before any discount or shipping) to avoid customs fees.
Rest assured that all items shipped internationally will be declared. Customs forms will all be marked honestly, with accurate product and product value details in accordance with Shipping Laws. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for products is provided when required. In addition, International orders may be subject to import taxes and duty fees which will be bear by the buyer.
Aussies, no worries! You can now order your e-cigarettes, personal vaporizers, and nicotine e-liquid online from Vape Perth, and have them delivered directly to your door without breaking the law!