Home Affairs-ABF Factsheet

Combating Illicit Tobacco - 2018-19 Tobacco Budget Measures

In the 2018-19 Budget, the Australian Government announced new measures to combat the illegal tobacco trade in Australia as part of the part of the response to the black economy. This has become law, and will take effect from 1 July 2019. 

Import prohibition on tobacco

From 1 July 2019, tobacco will become a prohibited import. Importers will be required to have a permit to import certain tobacco products, including cigarettes, shisha/molasses tobacco and loose leaf tobacco for use in pipes or roll-your-own cigarettes. Permits will be issued by the Department of Home Affairs and conditions will apply including a complete prohibition on the above tobacco products sent through the international mail stream. 

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