Tobacco Products Control Act 2006

The role of the Western Australian Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 (external site) is described in the Purposes of the Act (Section 3):

(a) to reduce the incidence of illness and death related to the use of tobacco products by:

  1. prohibiting the supply of tobacco products and smoking implements to young persons 
  2. discouraging the use of tobacco products 
  3. restricting the promotion of tobacco products and smoking generally 
  4. reducing the exposure of people to tobacco smoke from tobacco products that are smoked by other people. 

What provisions are in the Act? 

The Act contains provisions on:

  • the sale and supply of tobacco products (including vending machines) 
  • tobacco advertising and promotion 
  • licensing sellers of tobacco products  
  • investigations 
  • enforcement 
  • smoking in public places 
  • review of the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006.

Review of the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006

The Department of Health is reviewing the WA Tobacco Products Control Act 2006. A discussion paper has been developed to facilitate public consultation.

Submissions can be made by completing an online questionnaire on the Department of Health’s Consultation Hub (external site).

Submissions can also be made by email or post. Further instructions and conditions for participation are available on the Consultation Hub. The closing date for submissions is 5pm, 6 November 2020.

More information

Tobacco Control Branch
Telephone: 1300 784 892
Email: tcb@health.wa.gov.au
Postal address (general): 
PO Box 8172
Perth Business Centre 6849

Last reviewed: 25-09-2020
Produced by

Tobacco Control Branch