Smoking bans at events

Smoking is restricted at outdoor events.

Smoking is banned in all outdoor public areas at food fairs and within 10 metres of food vendors at organised outdoor events.

The aim of smoke-free outdoor dining at events and food fairs is to protect the community from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and to de-normalise smoking behaviours which is particularly important for discouraging children from taking up smoking.

It also helps support people who have recently quit smoking or who are trying to quit by removing smoking visual cues and triggers.

Whether the event is defined as a food fair or an organised event, there will be requirements to have ‘no smoking’ signage on display to make customers aware of the bans.

If you are the organiser of an event or food fair and need any signage, please contact us initially, as we may be able to assist. Alternatively, event signs can be ordered from the tobacco reforms website.

For more information visit the Department of Health website or call the Tobacco Information Line on 1300 136 775.

Page last updated: Thursday, 25 November 2021