plastic bags

S.A. ban on plastic bags

The South Australian ban on plastic bags is now in full effect. Retailers in S.A. are not allowed to provide any banned plastic bags to customers. Retailers have the discretion to provide alternative shopping bags to its customers free, or at a fee. The decision on whether to charge or how much to charge is up to the retailer.


  • Thin plastic bags with handles used to carry retail goods.
  • Made of lightweight polythylene less than 35 microns thick.
  • Degradable bags which are not compostable and do not meet Australian Standard AS4736-2006