Vic Govt Survey - Smoke-free children’s playgrounds and other recreational areas

Updated: 30th Apr 2013

Smoke-free children’s playgrounds and other recreational areas


The Victorian Government is seeking your feedback to help refine proposed changes to the Tobacco Act in 2013. These changes aim to protect the Victorian community by reducing the range of public areas where smoking is permitted, especially where children are present. 

It is proposed to prohibit smoking at:

  • children’s playgrounds
  • public swimming pools and sea baths
  • skate parks
  • children’s sporting events.

An issues paper explains the proposed bans and the reasons for these measures. The Department of Health invites comment from interested individuals and organisations, to help ensure the reforms are clear and workable.

There are two ways you can have your say about these reforms:

Complete an online survey

The survey and the issues paper are online at or

Submit comments directly

Submit feedback by post to Tobacco Control, Department of Health, Reply Paid 86818, Melbourne, Victoria 8060 or by email to:

Telephone enquiries: 1300 136 775.   Closing date: Friday 17 May 2013.

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