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Environmental Health Officers offer advice and help on all tobacco and smoking-related issues. Public resources and No Smoking signs can be ordered online or provided by Council.
Council participates in tobacco test purchasing to check tobacco retailers aren’t selling cigarettes to people under the age of 18.
We also inspect a number of premises to make sure they obey the Tobacco Act 1987 and respond to all complaints about tobacco.
Current tobacco reforms in force:
The latest amendments to the Tobacco Act 1987 have extended the areas where smoking is banned across Victoria. These smoke-free areas now include:
From 1 August 2017, the Tobacco Amendment Act 2016 amended the Tobacco Act 1987 to ban smoking at all outdoor dining areas when food is available for consumption. This includes:
The Department of Health provides information about tobacco reforms including: