As a Vaper in Australia, you can continue to purchase products, however as of 1 October 2021, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) requires you to maintain a valid vaping prescription to purchase nicotine e-liquid. If you do not currently have a vaping prescription, then please read "Where can I get a vaping prescription?" below. You will still be able to purchase with a valid prescription.
Where can I get a vaping prescription?
You may obtain a prescription by booking an appointment with your GP and asking for a vaping prescription. A more convenient option is to use an online service such as Quit Clinics to get your prescription 100% online. After a brief questionnaire, they may provide you with a script for up to 12-months of supply. Click here to start your online prescription now.
What if my doctor won't prescribe nicotine e-cigarettes?
It is possible that your usual doctor may not be willing to prescribe nicotine e-cigarettes, however, they may be able to provide you with a local referral (Find a prescribing doctor near you).
Alternatively, we recommend Quit Clinics, which offers online, same-day access to doctors who are experienced in offering nicotine prescriptions. All Quit Clinics, online doctors are legally authorised Australian prescribers of nicotine vaping products and can quickly and easily write a prescription valid for 12-months, typically within 24hrs!
What happens if I don’t have a prescription (from 1 October 2021)?
Australian Border Force (ABF) has the authority to stop your package at the border. The ABF can refer your package to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for assessment, who will then request to see a copy of your prescription. Without a prescription, the ABF/TGA may forfeit (destroy) the goods and issue a warning or fine. For this reason, we now require you to upload a copy of your prescription.
Once You Have Your Prescription
What do I do with my vaping prescription?
Continue ordering as normal. You’ll want to keep a copy of your prescription handy just in case your package is stopped by Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) requests to see a copy from you directly.
We also require you to upload your prescription to your Vaper Empire account, you'll only need to do this once per valid prescription. You can conveniently upload your prescription at checkout or manage from your account (My Prescription) – Providing us with a copy of your prescription, you agree to having us provide the courier a digital copy to include with your shipment. This will be made available to the ABF/TGA to avoid your package being stopped.
Do I need to upload a prescription?
Yes, you are now required to upload a copy of your prescription to your Vaper Empire account, to be digitally included with your shipment as suggested by ABF/TGA and required by our shipping couriers.
How much nicotine can I order?
Under the Personal Importation Scheme you may legally import 3-months supply per order. Since what is considered to be a “3-month supply” may vary from person to person, you should use your own judgment when ordering and consult your prescription as necessary.
Is my vape order guaranteed to be stopped by Australian Border Force (ABF)?
No. Although the ABF has the authority to stop and check your package at the border, they will be doing random checks of vape orders entering Australia each day. Your order will have your prescription included with the shipment, which will be fast tracked for delivery without delays. Be prepared. Get your prescription.
Where can I find more information on the Australia nicotine prescription law?
As we continue to keep you informed and provide you with the most accurate information available, we know sometimes it can get confusing. There is plenty of information (and misinformation) available online.