Smoke Free Outdoor Areas

Notification signs for smoke free areas are supplied by Council. If you require additional signs for your facility please contact Council.

The Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 bans smoking in the following outdoor public places:

  • Within 10 metres of children’s play equipment in outdoor public places;
  • Public swimming pools;
  • Spectator areas at sports grounds or other recreational areas used for organised sporting events;
  • Public transport stops and platforms, including ferry wharves and taxi ranks;
  • Within 4 metres of a pedestrian access point to a public building;

The Act was amended to include the above public places with effect from 7 January 2013.  Prior to this Council had adopted its own Smoke Free Outdoor Areas policy, but this was since rescinded as it became superfluous with the NSW legislation being enacted.

The intent of the smoke free legislation is that community members will self-police the smoke free areas referring to signage at the facility. Signage which alerts spectators to the presence of smoke free outdoor areas is available by contacting Council.

Council officers will not actively enforce this policy.

If you have any issues with non-compliance please contact us for further guidance.

Page Last Updated: 30 Jan 2015