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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Smoke Free Status of Outdoor Places

Does the law require any outdoor or quasi-outdoor spaces to be smoke free or restrict smoking in any way? Examples of such places include within a specified distance of doorways, outdoor patios of bars or restaurants, parks/beaches, outdoor stadiums, and outdoor markets.
Yes
 

Outside entrances and exits to buildings

Analysis

In Australia, restrictions and prohibitions on smoking generally fall within the jurisdiction of the States and Territories. Many sub-national jurisdictions prohibit smoking within a specified distance of entrances and exits to buildings.

Outdoor eating and drinking areas

Analysis

In Australia, restrictions and prohibitions on smoking generally fall within the jurisdiction of the States and Territories. Many sub-national jurisdictions restrict or prohibit smoking in outdoor eating and drinking areas.

Grounds of healthcare facilities

Analysis

In Australia, restrictions and prohibitions on smoking generally fall within the jurisdiction of the States and Territories. At least one sub-national jurisdiction prohibits smoking on the grounds of healthcare facilities.

Beaches

Analysis

In Australia, restrictions and prohibitions on smoking generally fall within the jurisdiction of the States and Territories. Some sub-national jurisdictions prohibit smoking in designated areas (between flags) on beaches.

Children’s playgrounds

Analysis

In Australia, restrictions and prohibitions on smoking generally fall within the jurisdiction of the States and Territories. Some sub-national jurisdictions prohibit smoking in children’s playgrounds or within a specified distance of children’s playground equipment.