Tobacco Plain Packaging Resources

These resources provide useful information for manufacturers/ importers/ suppliers of tobacco products on the tobacco plain packaging and health warning requirements.

Page last updated: 13 November 2015

These resources are also available in languages other than English for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.

If you are unsure of your obligations under the tobacco plain packaging or new health warnings legislation, or you are having difficulty understanding the requirements, you may wish to seek independent advice.

Tobacco Plain Packaging - Your Guide

Visual guide to the tobacco plain packaging and health warning requirements
Tobacco Plain Packaging - your guide (High resolution) (PDF 11325 KB large file)
Tobacco Plain Packaging - your guide (Low resolution) (PDF 1423 KB large file)
Tobacco Plain Packaging - your guide (HTML)

Tobacco Plain Packaging - Your Guide - Supplement: Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products

Visual guide to the tobacco plain packaging and health warning requirements for non-cigarette tobacco products (including cigars and shisha/waterpipe tobacco products)
Tobacco Plain Packaging Your Guide - Supplement: Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products (High resolution) (PDF 15925 KB large file)
Tobacco Plain Packaging Your Guide - Supplement: Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products (Low resolution) (PDF 1873 KB large file)
Tobacco Plain Packaging Your Guide - Supplement: Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products (HTML)

Frequently asked questions:

Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products in Australia

Frequently asked questions about plain packaging of tobacco products in Australia
Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products in Australia - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 930 KB)
Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products in Australia - Frequently Asked Questions (HTML)

Plain Packaging of Cigarettes

Frequently asked questions about cigarettes and cigarette packaging and compliance with the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (an other relevant legislation)
Plain Packaging of Cigarettes - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 926 KB)
Plain Packaging of Cigarettes - Frequently Asked Questions (HTML)

Plain Packaging of Cigars

Frequently asked questions on cigars and cigar packaging and compliance with the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (and other relevant legislation)
Plain Packaging of Cigars - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 621 KB)
Plain Packaging of Cigars - Frequently Asked Questions (HTML)

Plain Packaging of Shisha and Molasses Tobacco

Frequently asked questions on shisha/waterpipe and molasses tobacco and compliance with the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (and other relevant legislation)
Plain Packaging of Shisha/Waterpipe Tobacco - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 755 KB)
Plain Packaging of Shisha/Waterpipe Tobacco - Frequently Asked Questions (HTML)

Resources for people from non-English speaking backgrounds:

Information on tobacco plain packaging is available in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Farsi-Persian, French, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese. These resources can be printed for convenience.