Nicotine prescriptions 1st October 2021

From October 1st, 2021, the Australian Government and Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) will require Australian Vapers to hold a prescription before importing nicotine e-liquid products (“unapproved medicines”) under the Personal Importation Scheme.

This page provides general information only and does not constitute legal advice.

It’s obligatory on you to make sure you’re following the proscribed vaping laws of whichever country you reside in.

Almalik cannot reimburse you for any seized shipments nor be liable for any fines levied by any authority - the onus is on you to ensure that you are compliant with any and all laws.

In Australia, you need a medical prescription to legally import nicotine e-cigarettes and vaping pods into Australia for your own use.

This is a legal requirement, and you can be asked to show your prescription to the Australian Border Force before your vaping products will be released by Customs for delivery to you.

New Online Clinic to Help Smokers Quit

A new online only medical clinic has also recently been set up by Australian doctors to assist smokers quit. Based in Sydney, Quitclinics provides counseling by phone and can prescribe legal nicotine purchase and consumption. Here’s how it works…

Initial Assessment and Plan

The doctors will do a thorough assessment of your medical history and your history with smoking, and develop a personalised plan for quitting.

The doctor will speak to you about your smoking history and past quit attempts. All patients will be asked how many cigarettes they are smoking at the first visit and at 3-monthly intervals afterwards. Patients make an appointment online and pay a $85 fee prior to consultation (about the cost of two packs of cigarettes). There is no Medicare rebate.

The service is available Australia-wide.

Vaping nicotine is legal in Australia if you have a prescription for nicotine from a registered Australian doctor. Quitclinics will provide prescriptions where appropriate to help smokers quit or reduce relapse to smoking.

In special cases, doctors may recommend nicotine replacement or prescription medicine. In such cases, the doctors will send your prescription directly to your pharmacy.

Quitclinics has been established by a registered Australian doctor. The service provides a secure face-to-face video consultation with the doctor

Nicotine prescriptions can be obtained from Australian-registered GPs or specialist doctors. Some doctors require a face to face appointment, however many provide phone or online telehealth appointments that may be covered by Medicare.

  • Quictclinics or QuitRX is an online medical clinic specialising in helping smokers quit.
  • ATHRA has a growing list of doctors

More Info Visit Quictclinics