Smoking Regulations in Australia


From May 26 2008
Parents are banned from smoking in cars carrying children younger than 16 under Queensland laws.
A recent Queensland Health discussion paper, 89% supported such a ban on smoking in cars carrying children. The fine for smoking with a child in the car will be $150.

From 1 January 2006:
Introducing 100% smoke-free indoor environments at all liquor licensed premises and being the only Government in Australia to introduce comprehensive bans on smoking in outdoor areas of liquor licensed premises at this time.

QLD Tobacco Laws and Smoking Laws Timeline

From 1 January 2005:
Some outdoor public places where people gather as groups, and particularly where children are present, are no-smoking zones.

It is illegal to smoke anywhere within 4 metres of a non-residential building entrance. This rule applies to the entrances of places like offices, banks, non-licensed food premises, BYO restaurants, snack bars and cinemas.

Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Amendment Act 2004 – This Act puts in place the toughest and most comprehensive smoking bans in Australia.
The new laws were phased in between 1 January 2005 and 1 July 2006. Existing tobacco laws still apply. These include no-smoking in most indoor public places (including indoor dining and bingo areas of liquor licensed premises)

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory

South Australia



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