Where The Bans Do Not Apply

The bans do not apply to a person at residential premises, in a vehicle being driven through the smoke-free area, or in an area separated from the venue by a road.

The bans do not apply at an outdoor sporting venue when no under 18s event is underway. However, sporting clubs may have their own smoking bans in place that cover other times.

Please support the new bans and respect everyone’s right to enjoy fresh air by not smoking at playgrounds, skate parks, children’s sporting events and public swimming pools. Authorised Council inspectors may issue a fine, when necessary. For more information on the statewide smoking bans where children play, visit www.health.vic.gov.au/tobaccoreforms.