Smokeless tobacco products

Chewing tobacco and snuffs intended for oral use are banned from supply in Australia.

About the ban

Smokeless tobacco products, including oral snuff, paste, powders and chewing tobacco are banned from supply in Australia.

Complying with the ban

Consumer Protection Notice No. 10 of 1991 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.