Main areas where smoking is not allowed include:
- Anywhere with Smoke-Free Area signs
- All enclosed public places, including shopping centres, community centres, churches, hospitals, libraries, on public transport, and in hotels/motels
- Any commercial outdoor dining area or place where food and drinks are served (dedicated smoking areas exist in some open area bars, night clubs and gaming rooms)
- In cars carrying children under 16 years old
- Within 10 metres of children’s public outdoor play equipment
- At public swimming pools
- In spectator areas at public sports grounds and during an organised event
- At public transport stops and stations
- Within 4 metres of an entrance to a public building
Smoking and using an e-cigarette in cars with children
It is an offence to smoke or use an e-cigarette in a car with children under age of 16 years in the vehicle. NSW Police enforce these bans.
Further information is available from these fact sheets:
- Smoking in cars with a child under the age of 16 years in the vehicle
- E-cigarette in a car with a child under the age of 16 years in the vehicle
To report breaches of the smoke-free legislation, you can lodge a request with NSW Health through their online portal.
For more information, see the Summary of smoke-free legislation across Australian states and territories.