Under the Tobacco Act 1987 smoking is banned at and within 10 metres of outdoor public children’s playground equipment, skate parks and sporting venues during organised under-age sporting events, as well as in outdoor areas of public swimming pools.
‘No smoking’ signage and resources
‘No smoking’ signs, posters and other materials to support the ban on smoking in children’s outdoor recreational areas can be found on the Resources and factsheets page, together with a link to the online order form.
Information on smoke-free children’s recreational areas is also available in languages other than English.
Children’s recreational areas - smoke-free - FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions about the smoking ban at children’s outdoor recreational areas.
Playground equipment - smoke-free
Smoking is banned within 10 metres of all children’s playground equipment in outdoor public places in Victoria.
Skate parks - smoke-free
Smoking is banned within 10 metres of all skate parks in outdoor public places in Victoria.
Swimming pools - smoke-free
Smoking is banned within the outdoor areas of all public swimming pools in Victoria.
Under-age sporting events - smoke-free
Smoking is banned within 10 metres of any public outdoor sporting venue during an organised under-age event.
Reviewed 01 December 2022