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Smoking banned 5 metres around school grounds

16/11/2016

​Smoking any tobacco products or using an electronic cigarette within 5 metres of any state or private school grounds has been banned. This applies to before, during and after school hours as well as over weekends and during school holidays.

On the spot fines can be issued by environmental health officers, police or other officers authorised by the local government to anyone found in breach of this legislation. The ban does not extend to businesses or residences that share a property boundary with a school.

Smokers are asked to put out their cigarette and dispose of the litter thoughtfully well before you reach the school boundary.