As you may have noticed when trying to buy nicotine liquid in Australia, domestic e-cigarette sellers do not offer nicotine liquid. Although there is no store where you can buy nicotine e-liquid in Australia, it is legal to import it from other countries. In Australia legally purchasing nicotine does require a prescription from an Australian registered general practitioner (doctor).
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How to Legally Buy Nicotine for Vaping in Australia
To buy e-juice or liquid for vaping in Australia, currently you need to purchase it from a company that can ship it to you from overseas. We ship to Australia from Liberty Flights' manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom. Please refer to the Personal Importation Scheme of the Australian Government Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration. Please also note you may only import liquid for your own personal use, you may not sell or give it to others and you require a prescription from an Australian registered doctor.
In January 2020 there was a major shift in policy from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) with the release of a guide for health professionals for reducing smoking rates which includes the use of e-cigarettes as a second-line aid for smokers wanting to quit smoking -- this is something you can share with your doctor when discussing vaping. Read more here.
More recently, 19 June 2020, the Australian Department of Health announced a prohibition on the personal importation of nicotine for use in e-cigarette vapourisers effective 1 July 2020, however after much opposition from backbench ministers and the public, Greg Hunt, Minister for Health delayed the implementation date to 1 January 2021.
The proposed, 1 January 2021 plan to prohibit vapers from importing nicotine for personal use has been deferred. See TGA announcement here. Originally planned for 1 July 2020, then 1 Jan 2021, this has now been delayed again, this time to allow the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to consider the latest amendments to the Poisons Act as it awaits submissions to its Interim Decision on the scheduling of nicotine.
To stay up to date with these impending changes sign up to our Newsletter for updates and information on how we will be able to support you through this regulatory change, simply sign up at the bottom of this page or contact us for more information or call 1300 662 689.
Can I Buy an E-Cigarette Starter Kit with Nicotine?
Yes! Our e-cigarette starter kits with nicotine give you the perfect opportunity to try an e-cigarette that is simple and easy to use -- with or without e-liquid. An e-cigarette starter kit from Liberty Flights isn't just affordable; it also includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. Remember, under the current personal import scheme you must hold a valid prescription for nicotine. If have questions regarding this please contact us or your GP.
Why Should I Buy From Liberty Flights?
We manufacture our premium vape liquid in the United Kingdom in accordance with strict TPD regulations. The British Government implemented the TPD on 20th May, 2016.
In the UK, the Department of Health is responsible for TPD implementation and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are responsible for the notification process, meaning they manage the registration and approval of manufacturers vaping products and Trading Standards is the body responsible for enforcing the TPD.
Liberty Flights are fully compliant with the TPD, so you can be assured of the highest quality when shopping with us. Our nicotine, propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are pharmaceutical grade. We conduct laboratory analysis of our nicotine e-juice to ensure that it is safe and free of contaminants. We manufacture our e-liquid in a clean room facility and assign batch numbers to all e-liquids for quality control purposes.
How Long Until My Nicotine Vape Juice Arrives?
With DHL Express shipping, you can expect your e-liquid to arrive in about:
- 3-5 business days in metropolitan areas
- 5-7 business days in remote and regional areas
How Much Nicotine Vape Liquid Does the Law Allow Me to Buy?
According to the Personal Importation Scheme, there are order quantity limits that you must obey when buying nicotine e-liquid in Australia:
- You can buy no more than a three-month supply at a time.
- You can buy no more than a 15-month supply per year.
We provide some advice below which can help you determine how much e-liquid you'll use over three months.
As a rough guide, though, one bottle of Liberty Flights nicotine vape juice contains about as much nicotine as 70-100 traditional cigarettes. If you use the DOT PRO pod vape device, the average regular smoker would consume one pre-filled liquid pod per day.
If you have difficulty determining how much e-liquid you need, contact us -- we're happy to help.
How Much Liquid Nicotine Should I Buy?
Australian law allows you to buy a maximum of three months worth of e-liquid at a time. If you already vape, determining how much nicotine e-liquid you use in three months isn't hard -- just multiply your daily consumption by 90.
If you smoke, you can guess how much e-liquid you'll need by looking up how much nicotine your preferred cigarette brand contains. Multiply that amount by the number of cigarettes you smoke per day to determine your daily nicotine consumption. To find out how much nicotine is in one bottle of e-liquid, multiply the strength of the e-liquid by 10. Remember that shipping nicotine e-liquid to Australia takes time; order with this in mind to ensure that you won't run out.
Read More: How Much E-Liquid Should I Buy?
What Is the Right Nicotine Strength for Me?
We recommend the 1.8% or 20mg nicotine strength for those who smoke up to one packet of cigarettes per day. If you only smoke socially -- or your nicotine consumption is much higher than average -- you may need to choose a different nicotine strength for the best possible vaping experience.
Read More: Which E-Liquid Nicotine Level Should I Buy?
I Need More Help!
If you aren't sure what you need, we're happy to help. Contact us here or call us on 1300 662 689.
Where Can I Read More About Australia's Nicotine Laws?
Would you like to read what the government has to say about buying nicotine e-liquid in Australia? Read about the Personal Importation Scheme and the impending changes to personal importation of nicotine. Please note we do not make any claims that our vape products will assist smokers to quit their addiction to smoking - our e-cigarettes if used with nicotine will deliver nicotine to the user. If you wish to stop smoking and quit your nicotine addiction we recommend you reach out to your healthcare provider and/or local quit smoking helplines.
Important note: Your state or territory may have its own laws regarding liquid nicotine in Australia in addition to the information we've provided here and information does change so please consult your local laws to confirm that we haven't missed anything here.