The City of Melbourne is committed to protecting the community from passive smoking by expanding smoke-free areas in and around the city.
These areas assist in de-normalising smoking and support people who are trying to quit, or have recently quit smoking. We are proud to be creating healthy environments where people can live, learn, work and play.
The smoke-free areas project began with a smoke-free pilot in one of Melbourne's well-known laneways, The Causeway. After a successful six-month trial from 1 October 2013 to 31 March 2014, it became permanently smoke-free in May 2014.
The project has implemented a total of 11 smoke-free areas.
Where are the smoke-free areas?
There are many smoke-free areas in the municipality, including around child care centres and some outdoor public spaces.
The smoke-free areas implemented as a result of the smoke-free areas project are shown on the map, and include:
- Goldsbrough Lane (off Bourke Street between William and King streets)
- QV Melbourne (corner of Lonsdale and Swanston streets)
- City Square (corner of Swanston and Collins streets). A daytime-only ban applies from 6am to 8pm.
- The Causeway (off Bourke Street between Swanston and Elizabeth streets)
- Howey Place (off Little Collins Street between Swanston and Elizabeth streets)
- Equitable Place (runs between Collins and Little Collins streets between Elizabeth and Queen streets)
- Block Place (runs between Collins and Little Collins streets between Swanston and Elizabeth streets)
- The Tan running track
- Princes park running track
- Collins Way
- Fullham Place