Tobacco & Smoking

It is the Council’s responsibility to enforce the Tobacco Act 1987.

The Tobacco Act 1987 (Tobacco Act) has undergone reforms that have placed stricter controls on smoking areas, advertising, displays and the sale of tobacco products. See the Department of Health website for information about legislative reforms

The Council regularly conducts visits to tobacco retailers, eating establishments and licensed premises to ensure that businesses comply with their obligations under the Tobacco Act.

Penalties apply for those who break smoking and tobacco laws. If you have concerns about any business breaking tobacco or smoking laws, please contact the Council on 03 5760 2600.

Tobacco Retailers

Businesses that sell tobacco play an important role in preventing young people from obtaining tobacco products. The sale and display of tobacco products must be strictly controlled under the requirements of the Tobacco Act.

Detailed information and resources for retailers are available on the Department of Health website.

If you believe that someone is breaking smoking or tobacco laws, including the sale of cigarettes to a minor or displaying inadequate signage, contact the Council on 03 5760 2600.