Is it illegal to buy vapes or e-liquids containing nicotine in Australia?
It is illegal to purchase any e-liquids or vaping products containing nicotine for personal use from any Australian retailer as it is classified as a schedule 7 – dangerous poision under the National Poisons Standard. The use of Nicotine is regulated by the Federal Government under the Theraputic Goods Act 1989. However, if the e-cigarette is for therapeutic purposes such as smoking cessation or alleviation of nicotine withdrawal, the e-cigarette must be registered by the TGA in order to be lawfully sold. This is only available by a doctor as a schedule 4 prescription only medicine under the National Poisons Standard.