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How Old Do You Have To Be To Vape In Australia?

How Old Do You Have To Be To Vape In Australia?
For newbies, vaping can be very confusing. Even for ex-smokers, getting to grips with the basics of vaping—what it is, how it's done, what's different about it, and what all the different products and vape juices are---can be difficult. Many people wrongly assume that vaping is uber complicated, expensive, and requires a lot of equipment to get started with---this simply is not the case.

For most people, the difficulties and confusion stop there. For people in Australia, however, there is something else standing in the way---Australia's vaping law. When it comes to vaping, Australia is something of an anomaly.

Whilst there are many vapers in Australia today, it is an area that is heavily regulated, and these regulations vary from state-to-state. From how old you have to be to vape to what you can and cannot buy within Australia's borders, we are going to explain it all and tell you how you can buy vaping products in Australia.

How Old Do You Need to Be to Vape In Australia?

Age restrictions are perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to the legality of vaping in Australia, and they are an important piece of the legal puzzle.

In Australia, you must be 18 to do anything vape-related. If somebody under the age of 18 is caught with a vape then the authorities have every right to seize it from them.

Additionally, some states have regulated the use of vapes in cars where children under the age of 16 are present.

Australia's Vaping Laws in General

As mentioned above, Australia is a peculiar country when it comes to their vaping laws. They are somewhat inconsistent, and many commentators have called them unnecessarily harsh.

So, how do people get a hold of vapes in Australia, then? It's very simple!

How to Acquire Vaping Products in Australia

If you want to buy vaping products and nicotine vape juice in Australia for personal use, then you must place your order with a retailer outside of the country and have your products shipped in.

There is a slight exception to this, though.

Australia is currently developing its e-cig regulations. The sale of e-cigs is controlled by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The TGA has publicly stated that there are no laws preventing the importation of vaping products for personal use unless state laws say otherwise.

Getting Vape Products Into Australia

Even if you do reside within a state that heavily regulates vapes and other vaping products, you can still buy them online from the Vaper Empire store.

You do this by purchasing your products from a supplier that is based outside of the country---At Vaper Empire, we fit the bill and you can order from us with confidence---and only buy a three months' supply or less. It's that simple. Place your order with us today and we will ship your vaping supplies straight to you in as little as 3-5 days.

It is important that your order amounts to $1,000 AUD or less. This is due to customs restrictions. Packages that exceed a value of $1,000 will attract additional customs fees which can get rather expensive. The $1,000 limit applies to the package's original, undiscounted price; if you are ordering products during a sale the original, undiscounted price is used to calculate the package's total value.

Ensure that you do not exceed a three-month supply otherwise customs may seize and destroy your package.

Australia's Vape Juice Ban

Even if you do manage to get your hands on vaping hardware in Australia, you won't be able to purchase vape juice that contains nicotine. That is because the sale of vape juice at local stores in Australia is banned.

Nicotine-containing vape juices generally come in the following concentrations:

  • 3mg/mL
  • 6mg/mL
  • 12mg/mL
  • 18mg/mL
  • 24mg/mL
But some brands offer concentrations as high as 36mg/mL and higher. At Vaper Empire, our vape juices can be bought in nicotine concentrations up to the amount of 24mg/mL. That's a concentration that provides a similar 'nicotine hit' as heavy smoking and we recommend that heavy smokers who are trying to quit start off at this concentration. You can read our nicotine strength guide to learn more about choosing the right concentration.

Purchasing Vape Products in Australia

At Vaper Empire, we stock a huge range of vaping products. E-cigs, vaping pens and kits, accessories, modifications, vape juices and more can all be purchased and imported into Australia by visiting the Vaper Empire online store.

Why not visit the Vaper Empire online store and see what we have to offer? You won't be disappointed, that we can guarantee!

All orders are processed and shipped out to mainland Australia within three-to-five business days.
6 November 2019

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