Legislation

Legislation mandating plain packaging in Australia

The Act

Tobacco Plain Packaging Act, 2011. Available from http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00190

Supporting legislation

Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Act, 2011. Available from http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2011A00149

The Regulations

Tobacco Plain Packaging Regulations  2011. Available from http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2011L02644/Download

The Information Standard specifying health warnings

Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard, 2011. Available from http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013C00598  

Images of each element of required packaging of tobacco products in Australia can be found here.

For a description of requirements and roll out of legislation see:

Scollo M, Lindorff K, Coomber K, Bayly M, and Wakefield M. Standardised packaging and new enlarged graphic health warnings for tobacco products in Australia--legislative requirements and implementation of the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 and the Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard, 2011. Tobacco Control, 2015; 24:ii9-ii16. Available from: http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/24/Suppl_2/ii9.full