Vic Bag Ban

Vic Bag Ban


The Victorian Government will implement a state-wide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags from November 2019.

The ban applies to ALL retailers – including supermarkets, greengrocers, bakeries, pharmacies, clothes stores, restaurants, cafes, markets, food outlets, and many more.

The ban will apply to all lightweight plastic shopping bags which have a thickness below 36 microns, including degradable, biodegradable and compostable bags.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has engaged the National Retail Association(NRA) to help retailers’ transition away from lightweight plastic bags.