The City of Melbourne is committed to protecting the community from passive smoking by expanding smoke-free areas in and around the city.

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 in 2013, the laneway became permanently smoke-free in May 2014.

The project has seen a total of 12 smoke-free areas implemented across the municipality.

This includes Bourke Street between Elizabeth Street and Russell Place (including Bourke Street Mall), which became smoke-free from 4 October 2019.

Our most recent smoke-free area is Market Street Park, between Collins Street and Flinders Lane. It was made smoke-free on 15 September 2020 after extensive public consultation which revealed extremely strong support from the community.

Towards Smoke-free Melbourne 2025

Have your say on our draft policy to support our vision of Melbourne becoming smoke-free.

Smoke-free projects

Learn more about our projects and smoke-free areas across the city.

What we heard

Feedback we've heard about smoke-free areas.