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