The Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 protects people from passive smoking in certain areas. These rules apply in Wingecarribee Shire.
The following areas are to remain smoke free:
For more information about these rules contact:
NSW Tobacco Information Line
Report a Breach
Report a BreachIf you think an outdoor smoking ban has been broken, report it to:
Website: Online reporting form (external link)
In addition to NSW Requirements, Council adopted the rule of no-smoking within 10 metres of Council-owned buildings.
Council's Smoke-free Outdoor Areas Policy (internal link) was adopted by Council on 27 May 2015.
Council's policy aims to raise awareness of and minimise the harmful effects of smoking (including passive smoking or second-hand smoking) on community health, local amenity and the natural environment.
Council encourages the community to get behind this initiative when occupying these smoke-free areas. Signage has been rolled out in order to assist with identification of these areas.
NSW Health and Council are relying on general compliance by residents and businesses to keep these public areas smoke-free. NSW Health is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Smoke-free Environment Act (2000).
For those businesses and individuals who fail to comply with these NSW Health rules, the following penalties may apply:
|Location or Action||Authority || Max. Penalty|
|Children's outdoor playground equipment||NSW Health||$550|
Public swimming pools
|Spectator areas at public sports grounds||NSW Health||$300|
|Public transport stops and stations||NSW Health||$300|
|Entrance or exit from a public building||NSW Health ||$300|
|Failure to follow a sign in outdoor smoke-free areas||Wingecarribee Council||$110|
For those businesses using Council-managed land for outdoor dining purposes, the licensee of the business is required to ensure the area is smoke free. If there is a breach of licence agreement conditions, Council may issue a written warning or terminate a licence. More information can be found at Smoke-free Outdoor Dining (internal link).