What are the smoke-free laws in WA?
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.