From 1 April 2014, smoking was banned at areas commonly used by children and young people for recreational and sporting activities.
Under the Tobacco Act 1987 (the Act) smoking will be banned:
- at or within 10 metres of children’s playground equipment that is an outdoor public place
- at or within 10 metres of a skate park that is an outdoor public place
- at or within 10 metres of a sporting venue that is an outdoor public place during an organised underage sporting event, including training or practice sessions and during breaks or intervals in play
- in an outdoor area of a swimming pool complex that is a public place.
These laws will have an impact on your club. For further information contact your local council/shire or GippSport. More information about the new laws and other resources can be downloaded below. To find out more about becoming a totally smoke free club visit Quit Victoria.