ACT Smoking Laws

Smoking is banned under ACT law in the following areas:

  • all enclosed public places, including shopping centres, cinemas, office buildings, buses, taxis, restaurants, pubs and clubs
  • outdoor eating and drinking areas
  • underage music and dance functions
  • cars when children under the age of 16 years are present
  • within 10 metres of play equipment at ACT Government managed play spaces
  • public transport stations and within five metres of all public bus, train, light rail and taxi stops

Smoke-free policies also apply at the Canberra Stadium and Manuka Oval, all ACT Government schools, ACT Government buildings and health facilities.

Please see the Smoke-Free Public Places Act 2003 and Smoking in Cars with Children (Prohibition) Act 2011 for more information.

No smoking

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