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From your own business, to your local grocery store, take-away and fast food cafes or 24-hour pharmacies, any retailer or supplier selling or supplying lightweight, single-use, singlet style plastic bags less than 35 microns thick will need to switch.

From July 1, the Queensland and Western Australian Governments are saying no to lightweight, singlet-style plastic bags.

While other Australian states and territories have already implemented similar plastic bag bans in previous years, QLD and WA are now joining them.

Whether you're a retailer or supplier, it's important you do your own research to clearly understand how these bans affect you and your business.

Below is some important information about the bans, links to state government websites and our new paper bag range, which is available now.



HDPE (standard petrochemical) lightweight plastic shopping bags.


Compostable, degradable and biodegradable lightweight plastic shopping bags.

Images source: qld.gov.au

Not Banned


Barrier bags for unpackaged perishable food such as fruit, vegetables & meat


Bin liners and garbage bags


Single-use heavy weight department store plastic bags


Plastic nappy bags


'Dog poo' bags

Images source: qld.gov.au

We have a new Australian made paper bag alternative

We've added a new, stylish and strong range of three different sized flat handled paper bags.

These new bags are:

  • Recyclable & Compostable
  • Australian made
  • Reusable
  • Able to hold up to 10kg
  • Easy to store and stack
  • Made with an extra wide base for easy packing
  • Made in a FSC accredited manufacturing facility
See the Range

If you don't comply, you may be fined.

Where can I find out more?

As the deadline approaches, Queensland retailers and suppliers can find more information at qldbagban.com.au and qld.gov.au.

Western Australian retailers and suppliers can find more information at der.wa.gov.au

With only a few weeks left, it's time to get organised.

Swap your plastic for paper and check out Signet's newest paper bag range now!

See the Range