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Smoking Bans Victoria 2017

August 2017 Smoking bans come into effect for nearly all dining areas

Antismoking laws will be introduced banning smoking from nearly all outdoor dining areas in Melbourne, and the entire state, next week commencing 1 August 2017.

Any individual who ignores the ban can be fined up to $777, with a business also facing a whack of $7773 so its not just smokes at risk of being fined but businesses also.

Latest News Smoking Laws to come into effect as follows Latest Laws on Smoking Bans Victoria.

Ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas and regulation of e-cigarettes

These reforms will commence operation on 1 August 2017.

On 21 May 2016, the Minister for Health announced that the Tobacco Amendment Bill 2016 would be introduced into the Victorian Parliament in the week commencing 23 May 2016.

The Bill will amend the Tobacco Act 1987 to:

  • introduce a ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas; and
  • regulate e-cigarettes, both those that contain nicotine and those that don’t, in the same way as tobacco products.


For more information the ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas, visit the Smoke-free areas page.

For more information on the regulation of e-cigarettes, visit the Tobacco retailers page.