Quick links to detailed datasheets for Australia:

Prevalence

Adult current e-cigarette vaping prevalence:
1.2%
1 A
Ever tried e-cigarette vaping:
8.8%
1 A
References:
  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017. National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2016: detailed findings. Drug Statistics series no. 31. Cat. no. PHE 214. Canberra: AIHW
Comments:
  1. Current use includes people who reported vaping daily, weekly or less than weekly, mothy or less than monthly. Data is for persons aged 18 and over and includes smokers and non-smokers.

Product promotion

Ban on all advertising:
Yes
A
Advertising is regulated:
Yes
B
Comments:
  1. Banned at place of sale and banned in all media.
  2. Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
1 A
Regulated as medicinal product:
Yes
1 A
Other options for purchasing - where bans in place:
Yes
1 A
References:
  1. Data cross-referenced where possible using the following sources :1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/ ; 2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052 ; 3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/
Comments:
  1. Rules on e-cigarette vary by state. Devices are available legally for sale but not nicotine liquid unless on prescription. Although nicotine liquid cannot be sold in Australia it is available via personal importation and online sales. Although technically legal to import , it is illegal to take possession unless a prescription is obtained and importation criteria met.

Availability

Legal to buy device online - personal use:
Yes
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
No
Legal to import device - trade:
Yes
Legal to sell device:
Yes
Legal to sell nicotine:
No
Legal to purchase without prescription:
No

Regulations and restrictions

Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes

Perception of harm

Don't know:
36.5%
1 A
Equally as harmful as cigarettes:
9.1%
1 A
Not harmful, or less harmful than cigarettes:
54.1%
1 A
Harmful, or more harmful than cigarettes:
0.4%
1 A
References:
  1. Hua-Hie Yong, Ron Borland, James Balmford, Sara C. Hitchman, K. Michael Cummings, Pete Driezen, Mary E. Thompson, Prevalence and Correlates of the Belief That Electronic Cigarettes are a Lot Less Harmful Than Conventional Cigarettes Under the Different Regulatory Environments of Australia and the United Kingdom, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 19, Issue 2, 1 February 2017, Pages 258�263,
Comments:
  1. *Survey included smokers and ex smokers only. 2014 data. 35.2% believed e-cigarette are a lot less harmful, 4.5% unsure how much less harmful, 14.4% 'a little' less harmful. (54.1% total )