What are the smoke-free laws in WA?

As a result of state regulations and the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 (WA), there are now a number of public places which are required to be smoke-free.

Smoking is prohibited:

  • In enclosed public places (such as shopping centres, hospitals, cinemas, theatres, pubs, clubs and restaurants);
  • within 5 metres of a public entrance to an enclosed public place;
  • within 10 metres of air conditioning intake in or on an enclosed public place;
  • in outdoor eating areas, unless in a designated smoking area in liquor licenced premises;
  • between the flags at patrolled beaches;
  • in vehicles carrying children under the age of 17; and
  • within 10 metres of children’s playground equipment.

Other legislation prohibits smoking:

  • In enclosed workplaces;
  • on public transport services and premises/facilities displaying a 'no smoking' sign; and
  • on all domestic and international flights operated by Australian airlines.

Smoking may also be prohibited by local by-laws. These may apply to outdoor public areas such as pedestrian malls and stretches of beach within a local government area.

Organisational policies may also prohibit smoking. Examples include hotel guest rooms, community events, health campuses and universities.

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