Licensed Premises

Smoke free dining and workplaces

Smoking is prohibited in most enclosed workplaces, including licensed premises. Having a smoke-free workplace is one of the best things you can do for the health of your employees. What's good for the health of your employees is also good for business!

Outdoor areas

Smoking is permitted in outdoor dining or drinking areas unless the area has a roof in place and walls that cover more than 75% of the total notional wall area.

Outdoor dining or drinking areas include the following places if predominantly used for the consumption of food and/or drinks:

  • a balcony or veranda
  • a courtyard
  • a rooftop
  • a marquee
  • a street or footpath
  • any similar outdoor area

This applies to any outdoor dining or drinking area, such as those attached to restaurants, cafes, licensed premises and other workplaces.