Smoke-Free laws in New South Wales became more stringent from 6 July 2015 with smoking in commercial outdoor dining areas now banned.
The Smoke-free Environment Act and its Regulations place controls on smoking in public places. Smoking is prohibited in the following outdoor public places:
- Within 10 metres of children’s play equipment in outdoor public places;
- Public swimming pools;
- 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.
Public buildings can include shopping centres, malls and plazas; schools, colleges and universities; childcare facilities; community centres, halls and places of worship; theatres, cinemas, libraries and galleries; accommodation hotels and motels; professional, trade, commercial and other business premises; fitness centres, bowling alleys and other sporting and recreational facilities; and Local, NSW and Federal Government premises.
From 6 July 2015, commercial outdoor dining areas are also smoke-free.
Further information may be found on the New South Wales Health website http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/tobacco/pages/smokefree.aspx
Creating a healthy community providing opportunities and facilities for a healthy
lifestyle is part of caring for our community which is incorporated in the Lithgow Community Strategic Plan 2026.
Group Manager Environment and Development
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259