Smoke free zones in Woollahra
Woollahra Council has a number of smoke-free zones, which are in place to reduce people’s exposure to second-hand smoke and will create a more supportive environment for those who have quit smoking.
Smoking and using e-cigarettes are banned in the following outdoor public areas:
- Within 10 metres of children’s play equipment in outdoor public places
- Public swimming pools
- All beaches and harbourside pools within the Woollahra Local Government Area
- Spectator areas at sports grounds or other recreational areas used for organised sporting events
- Public transport stops and platforms, including ferry wharves and taxi ranks
- Within 4 metres of a pedestrian access point to a public building
- Commercial outdoor dining areas
Enclosed public areas
Smoking and using e-cigarettes are banned in all enclosed public areas including in shopping centres, cinemas and libraries.
Smoking and using e-cigarettes on public transport vehicles such as trains, buses, light rail, ferries is also banned under the Passenger Transport (General) Regulation 2017.
Enforcement of smoking bans
NSW Health is responsible for administering and enforcing the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000.
NSW Health inspectors conduct regular compliance monitoring and enforcement activity. They can issue cautions or on the spot fines of $300 to people who break the smoking bans.
Inspectors can also provide education to the public on smoking bans, and work with property and building owners to display smoke-free signage and remove butt bins, where appropriate.
If you think a smoking ban has been broken, you can contact NSW Health by completing the online reporting form.