Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Regulations 2023

Closed 8 Jan 2024

Opened 11 Dec 2023


Supplementary Public Consultation on the Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Regulations 

The Australian Government is undertaking a supplementary public consultation regarding graphic health warnings and health promotion inserts. 

Updates to these Regulations have been informed from public consultation on the exposure draft released on 31 May 2023 and also includes images of proposed health warnings and health promotion inserts.  

These Regulations will support the provisions in the Bill to reduce tobacco prevalence. 

The Consultation period opened on 11 December 2023 and closes on 8 January 2024. 

The exposure draft package includes the: 

  • Supplementary Consultation Paper

  • Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Regulations 2023 

  • Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions Regulations 2023  

  • Schedule 1 - Online tobacco advertisement warnings   

  • Schedule 2 – Health warning series – cigarettes and tobacco products other than cigars, pipe tobacco, shisha and bidis  

  • Schedule 3 – Health warning series – cigars packaged in cigar tubes  

  • Schedule 4 – Health warning series – cigars other than those packaged in cigar tubes  

  • Schedule 5 – Health warning series – pipe tobacco   

  • Schedule 6 – Health warning series – shisha tobacco  

  • Schedule 7 – Health warning series – bidis  

  • Schedule 8 – Health warning series – health promotion inserts – cigarettes and loose tobacco products  

  • Schedule 9 – Online e-cigarette advertisement message   

Please note that the contents of the exposure draft of these Regulations will not necessarily reflect the scope of the final Regulations following this consultation process. 

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholder and community views to inform Government decision making.

How to give us your views

Submissions are invited in response to the wording of the proposed amendments and in response to the specific consultation questions.

Submissions must be received by the Department of Health and Aged Care by 11:59 PM AEDT on 8 January 2024

To view the attached documents: right-click the document link below, at the bottom of this page, and select 'Open in new tab'.  

To provide a submission: click the 'Online Survey' link below to access the consultation questions and when complete, click 'Submit your Response'.  

Please note the Department may not accept:

  • submissions provided outside of the Consultation Hub;
  • submissions which contain offensive or defamatory comments, or which are outside the scope of the consultation;
  • substantive submissions included as attachments (however, the Department may accept attachments that enhance their submission and are explanatory); and
  • comments received after the consultation deadline (11.59PM AEDT on
    8 January 2024)

Your Privacy

All submissions and the names of persons or organisations that make a submission will be treated as public, and may be published on the Department’s website, unless you request that your submission be kept confidential, or if we consider (for any reason) that it should not be made public. Any submission provided on a confidential basis remains subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

As part of making your submission, we will ask you to review and accept a Privacy Notice.

Find out more about how our department handles your personal information by visiting our Privacy Policy.


Contact the team at Allen and Clarke Consulting about the current consultation.

What happens next

The insights gained through this public consultation process will be considered to further develop the legislation to ensure it remains suitable to address current and future challenges and continues to achieve the Government’s objectives in tobacco control.


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