Tobacco control

Tobacco Law Bans

Effective 13 April 2015, smoking was prohibited in Victoria within the grounds of, and within 4 meters of an entrance to:

  • Childcare centres
  • Kindergartens (or preschools)
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Indoor play centres (designed for use by children under 12 years of age)
  • Public hospitals
  • Registered community health centres
  • Certain Victorian Government buildings

Effective 1 April 2014, smoking was prohibited in Victoria within ten meters at public outdoor areas where children play.

These bans include:

  • Playgrounds
  • Skate parks
  • Under 18 sporting events
  • Public swimming pools
  • Other areas (These bans also apply to BBQ and picnic areas, car parks and outdoor dining and drinking areas that are within the ten-metre radius of any children’s playgrounds, skate parks, under 18 sporting events and public swimming pools).

More information

For more information on the state-wide smoking bans where children play, visit the Department of Health website.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 1:12 AM