Exemptions to the Single-use Plastics Ban

It will not be an offence under the legislation to sell or supply single-use plastic drinking straws to members of the community who request them due to disability or a medical need. No proof is required to enable this transaction.

These straws will be available to ensure they remain easily accessible. People will not have to provide proof in order to access the products they need to consume food and beverages safely.

Food service businesses ideally should have single-use plastic drinking straws stored behind the counter, and in supermarkets, stocked at a customer service desk or checkout, rather than in the aisle.

Signage for food service businesses will be available to communicate the availability of single-use plastic straws on request.