Amendment to the tobacco health warnings mandatory standard

Published: 
26 Jul 2013

Assistant Treasurer, The Hon David Bradbury MP has signed the instrument Consumer (Tobacco) Amendment (Rotation of Health Warnings) Information Standard 2013 to amend the Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard 2011 (Tobacco Standard). The instrument was registered on 25 July 2013 on the Federal Register of Instruments and commences on the day after registration.

The amendment removes the legal requirement for retailers to rotate the health warnings displayed on the retail packaging of tobacco products (other than cigars placed into retail packaging by the retailer) but maintains the existing obligation for manufacturers/importers to ensure the health warnings are rotated as required by the mandatory standard.

Contact details

ACCC Infocentre: 1300 302 502

Email: psa@accc.gov.au