National Tobacco Strategy 2022-2030

Closed 24 Mar 2022

Opened 10 Feb 2022

Feedback updated 10 Mar 2023

We asked

For your feedback on the goals, principles, and priority areas of the draft National Tobacco Strategy 2022-2030 (the Strategy). We appreciate the diverse perspectives, experiences and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community and their contribution to the final Strategy.

You said

We received 515 submissions, from peak health bodies, businesses, academics, clinicians and members of the public. You said that reducing the rates of tobacco use in Australia is important, and the Strategy is key to informing how this is achieved. The Strategy must set the direction for future tobacco control activities in Australia.

All submissions are now available on the consultation page.

We did

Reviewed and analysed the feedback to strengthen the Strategy. The new National Tobacco Strategy is expected to be finalised in 2023 pending endorsement from Commonwealth, state and territory governments.

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


The Australian Government Department of Health is seeking feedback on the draft National Tobacco Strategy (NTS) 2022-2030.

The draft NTS 2022-2030 sets out a national policy framework for all governments to work together and in collaboration with non-government organisations to improve the health of all Australians by reducing the prevalence of tobacco use and its associated health, social, environmental and economic costs, and the inequalities it causes.

All Australian governments have overseen the development of the NTS 2022‑2030, in consultation with a range of public health and tobacco control experts.

Extensive consultation activities with a range of stakeholders have informed the development of the draft NTS 2022-2030. Further information on these consultations are available at:

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to seek broader stakeholder and community views and feedback on the draft NTS 2022-2030. The diverse perspectives, experiences and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community are valued and will contribute to the final NTS 2022-2030.

How to give us your views

The Department welcomes all feedback and interested parties are invited to make a submission via the Online Survey link below.

Share your views on some, or all of the consultation questions. Alternatively, you may wish to upload a written submission or response with your feedback on the draft NTS 2022-2030 at Question 14 of the Online Survey.

How we will use your responses

Your response is being provided to the Australian Government Department of Health and will be used to inform the final NTS 2022-2030.

By providing a submission through this process, you are consenting to having your submission published by the Department in full. However, the Department retains the right to not make publically available submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments, or which are outside the scope of the consultation.

Before publication, the Department will remove personally-identifying information from submissions, such as personal email addresses, telephone numbers and home addresses.

The views expressed in the submissions are those of the individuals or organisations who submit them and their publication does not imply any acceptance of, or agreement with, these views by the Department.

Please note the Department will be unable to accept:

  • submissions provided outside of the Consultation Hub;
  • comments which, in the opinion of the Department, are inappropriate; and
  • comments received after the consultation deadline (11.59PM AEDT on 24 March 2022).


  • Anyone from any background


  • Tobacco
  • Preventative health
  • Policy Development