Smoke Free – Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining areas on Council or public land are now smoke free.

After a 12-month trial which ended on 30 June 2014, Council has voted to continue the smoke-free conditions on public-land outdoor dining areas.

The trial applied to local businesses that held a permit to operate an outdoor dining area on Council or public land (including footpaths). Additional local businesses have also contacted Council to implement their own smoke-free conditions.

At an Ordinary Council Meeting on 20 August 2014 Council voted to continue the trial until a statewide ban is introduced, or the Better Local Laws review is completed by 2017.

In 2012 Council also introduced a ban on smoking within 10 metres of all children's playgrounds or play areas, with the support of Quit Victoria.

For more information or to provide feedback, email or contact Council's Neighbourhoods Department on 03 5832 9700.