Tobacco laws in Queensland
Find out the current penalty rates and where to report a possible breach of the tobacco laws.
Smoking is either banned or restricted in many public outdoor areas in Queensland.
Regulations apply when smoking in a vehicle.
Food and drink businesses must follow regulations around smoking areas.
Regulations apply to the sale and promotion of tobacco products and ice pipe and bong products.
Proposed and existing regulations around the sale and use of electronic cigarettes.
Smoking is banned at state and non-state schools, and for 5 metres beyond their boundaries. From 1 September 2016, the ban also applies to early childhood facilities.
From 1 September 2016, the smoking ban at hospitals and health centres includes residential aged care facilities. A 5 metre buffer zone applies.
Local government has an important role to play in supporting and creating smoke-free public places.