Novelty cigarette lighters

There is a permanent ban on novelty cigarette lighters in Australia.

About the ban

Toy-like novelty cigarette lighters designed to produce a flame that sets cigarettes or other combustible materials alight are banned from supply in Australia.

Complying with the ban

Consumer Protection Notice No. 18 of 2011 sets out the requirements of this ban.


Failure to supply compliant products can result in the ACCC taking action, culminating in:

  • infringement notices of $10 200 for companies and $2040 for individuals
  • court enforceable undertakings
  • disqualification from being a company director
  • court action with penalties up to $1.1m for companies or $220 000 for individuals
  • recall of product.

See: Penalties & consequences.