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 11 smoke-free areas implemented across the municipality. Find out more about the locations of the smoke-free areas via the map on our community consultation page.

From 23 April to 21 May we asked businesses and individuals what they thought about making the area of Bourke Street between Elizabeth Street and Russell Place (including Bourke Street Mall) smoke-free.

Consultation has now closed and feedback is currently being reviewed. Follow this page to stay up to date with the latest information.

Map of proposed smoke-free area

Map of proposed Bourke Street smoke-free area

Community consultation

Feedback we collected about smoke-free areas