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Victoria's plastic bag ban

The Victorian Government's ban on retailers supplying lightweight plastic bags comes into force from 1 November 2019.

From 1 November 2019 retailers will not be allowed to supply lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria.

Use the reusable bags you already have for all your shopping and to further reduce plastic pollution switch to reusable produce bags, coffee cups, food containers and drink bottle.  When leaving home to go shopping remember to take your bags, keys, wallet and phone.


Council regularly promotes waste minimisation messages and will use Sustainability Victoria’s Better Bag Habits Campaign to encourage residents to bring their own reusable bag for all their shopping.

The ban will be enforced by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria and supported by community reporting mechanisms. For more details contact the EPA on 1300 EPA VIC or


Visit or search Better-Bag-Habits.  You can also contact the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on 136 186 or email