If you choose to have a Designated Outdoor Smoking Area (DOSA) at your premises, you must prepare and keep up-to-date a Smoking Management Plan for the entire premises.
A Smoking Management Plan must:
A template of the Smoking Management Plan is available online or by calling the Government call centre on 13 QGOV - 13 7468. The template is the blank version of the plan that you can use to create a plan for your premises.
A sample Smoking Management Plan has also been provided as a guide to filling out the template. It is only an example of how it the plan could be filled out.
The Smoking Management Plan does not need to be approved by Queensland Health, but it is an offence to not make the Plan available to Queensland Health enforcement officers on request.
You are also required to:
The use of outdoor areas may change from day to day. For example, on a cold and windy day, plastic walls could be pulled down, and this can have the effect of making the outdoor area 'enclosed'. In this situation the area may not be used as a DOSA. As another example, a premises may have two small DOSAs, but on an 'event' day may want to have one larger DOSA. This is okay, but the Smoking Management Plan must include the details of the different scenarios and all configurations must meet legislative requirements.