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Smoking laws in Queensland

Penalties, fines and enforcement

Find out the current penalty rates and how to report a possible breach of the smoking laws.

Outdoor public areas

Smoking is banned in many public outdoor areas in Queensland, find out what the rules are and how they apply to different areas.

Vehicles

Find out about the rules that apply to smoking in a vehicle.

Eating or drinking venues

Find out about the rules that food and drink businesses must follow.

Smoking product retailing

Find out about the rules that apply to the sale and promotion of smoking products and prohibited items such as ice pipes and bongs.

Electronic cigarettes

Find out about the rules for the sale and use of electronic cigarettes.

Educational facilities

Smoking is banned at state and non-state schools and early childhood education and care facilities and for 5 metres beyond their boundaries, find out more about the rules and access resources.

Hospitals, healthcare and residential aged care facilities

Smoking is banned at hospitals, health care facilities and residential aged care facilities and for 5 metres beyond their boundaries, find out more about the rules and access resources.

Local government

Local government has an important role to play in supporting and creating smoke-free public places.

Last updated: 2 September 2021

New resource for Local Government

Information and tools to assist local governments manage compliance and create smoke-free places - Creating smoke-free places: A guide for Queensland local governments (PDF 2792 kB)