Australia smoking ban
Smoking Ban in Australia

Smoking restriction in a restaurant and hotel in Australia:
A survey in 2014

The Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 makes a number of outdoor public places smoke-free. Smoking is
banned within four metres of a pedestrian entrance to or exit from a public building in NSW. This law is
called the four metre law. The application of the Four metre law is delayed for licensed premises and
restaurants until July 2015.This delay was allowed to support consistent application of the smoking ban
on commercial outdoor dining areas from July 2015.

A designated smoking area is provided at the place more than four meters from the entrance/exit of the building at Canberra.

(L) No-smoking sign on the outside of Canberra Airport
(R) Smoking is not allowed in the terrace seat in Canberra.
After July 2015, the law of New South Wales will enforce this restriction.

As of December 2010 all outdoor eating and drinking areas in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) were
made smoke-free. Exceptions to this rule can be made but only under strict guidelines. A "Designated
Outdoor Smoking Area", DOSA requirements may not encompass more than 50% of the outdoor area,
must be separated from smoke-free areas by no less than four metres ora non-transparent fixed wall
barrier at least three metres high. In addition to this, staff are not allowed to take part in smoking.
As a result of these requirements, the majority of venues did not obtain a DOSA permit as it was considered
too complicated. The punishment for smoking in an outdoor area that is not a DOSA is an on-the-spot fine
between $200 and $2,000 for the individual, and $2,000 to $10,000 for the business.

Four Seasons Hotel of Sydney: Smoking corners are designated at places near the back-door entrance on the third floor,
and near the main entrance on the ground floor.

(L) A sofa and table provided for smokers outside: It is a little far from the main entrance of Gold Coast Marriott, Queensland.
This is the only hotel we checked among the country of Australia, that smokers are still important guests.
(R) A sign plate shows the rule of so-called the four-metre law.

(L) No-smoking sign was posted in the food shops on the beach of Port Macquarie, NSW
(R) Smoking is banned at public (outdoor) playgrounds within 10 m of children's play equipment.

(L) A bulletin board which is posted at the Koala Hospital, Port Macquarie, NSW
(R) A warning sign which is placed in the hotel in Port Macquarie.

Smoking area is provided only out of the airport. There is the sign plate of Designated Smoking Area.

(L) Cleaning service workers were smoking at a backyard of the Pariament House.
(M) Youngsters were smoking in a sidewalk of Surfers Paradise.
(R) A couple were walking while smoking on the side road of Canberra.

The current smoking laws in Queensland:
  • No-smoking anywhere inside pubs, clubs, restaurants and workplaces
  • No-smoking in commercial outdoor eating or drinking areas
  • Smoking is prohibited in outdoor public places such as patrolled beaches, children’s playground equipment
  • and major sports stadiums.
  • No-smoking within four metres of non-residential building entrances
  • Smoking is prohibited in cars where children under the age of 16 years are present.
  • No sales of tobacco products to children under 18 years of age
  • The law bans on the display of tobacco products at retail outlets.
  • It is mandatory training of employees who sell tobacco.
  • It is mandatory to show the no-smoking and quit smoking signs.
  • No tobacco advertising or competitions
  • Tobacco vending machines must be located in bar or poker machine areas only.
  • It allows local governments to ban smoking at pedestrian malls and public transport waiting points,
  • such as bus stops, taxi ranks and ferry wharves.

    A sign plate is posted in building of Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Apartment balcony smoking ban is considered by Queensland Government. A review into whether residents in
Queensland could be banned from smoking on private balconies in apartment buildings has been
commissioned by the State Government. The review into property law is exploring ways to allow bodies
corporate to ban smoking in apartment buildings.

Source: ABC News, January 13, 2015

Federal laws

These include the 2012 mandatory plain-packaging of cigarettes in Australia, the illegalization of tobacco
advertising(Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992), and the prohibition of smoking in: 'Commonwealth
government workplaces, aircraft, airports, interstate trains, and federally registered motor coaches.

A tobacco container and cigarette prices at gas station in Port Macquarie, NSW

(L) A tobacco counter at the supermarket in a town south of Coffs harbour, NSW
(R) A tobacco shop at Surfers Paradise, Queensland

(L) A tobacco container at a supermarket in Canberra, NSW: A certificate by Australian Capital Territory is pasted on the door plate.
(R) A cigarette storage at a tobacco shop in Surfers Paradise, Queensland

A cigarette counter at a supermarket in NSW

A storage of cigarettes in the black box: This was photographed in the NSW supermarket.
Nobody can usually see this scene. This photography was taken by a special arrangement.

Health warning on the front and back view: Bond Street Blue is the band name of cigarette.

(L) Health warning label is shown on the side of a cigarette package.
(R) It shows the address of the company and the product of Korea.

Health warning on the front and back view: Choice Xl Original Blue is the brand name of cigarette.

(L) Health warning shown on the side of a cigarette package:
Toxic chemicals in tobacco damage body's cell and attack the immune system.
(R) It shows the address of the company and the product of Switzerland.

(L) Health warning shown in all round surfaces of cigar, saying cigar smoking causes mouth cancer.
(R) There is the company's name, address and the product of Belgium.
La Paz Corona is the brand name of cigar.
Copyright (C)2014 Junhaku Miymoto

Cigarette prices and health warning about smoking. This picture was taken near New Castle, NSW.

A tobacco counter at the supermarket of Surfers Paradise, Queensland

A series of cigarette storage in a large box in the convenience shop in Sydney
Nobody can usually see this scene. This photography was taken by a special arrangement.

In Australia, the most common quantity per pack is 25, second to 20 which by law, is the minimum. A pack
of 30, 40 and even 50 packs are also sold. The price of cigarette is about four to five times higher than that
in Japan. It cost about 20 AUD for a brand cigarette pack in the central Sydney.

A duty-free tobacco shop in Sydney International Airport: A health warning is written other than English is in Chinese and Korean.

(L) Another duty-free tobacco shop in Sydney International Airport (R) No-smoking sign plate shown at the entrance to the airport

Narita airport smoking rooms Japanese government is to promote a policy of the opposite.
In 2013, Department of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan announced to assist an establishment of indoor
smoking room in restaurant and hotels, and will increase the financial support rate from the present 25%
to 50% of the whole construction fee.

Smoking ban in hotels in Canberra

Crown Plaza Canberra: 296 rooms/all non-smoking
Novotel Canberra: 277 rooms/all non-smoking
Clifton Suites on Northbourne: 153 rooms/all non-smoking
Mercure Canberra: 129 rooms/all non-smoking
Avenue Hotel: 213 rooms/ all non-smoking
QT Canberra: 205 rooms/all non-smoking
Capital Executive Apartment Hotel: 83 rooms/all non-smoking
Canberra Rex: 157 rooms/all non-smoking
Mantra on Nothbourne: 174 rooms/all non-smoking
Hyatt Hotel Canberra: 252 rooms /smoking 8 rooms (
3.17% )*

Smoking ban in hotels in Sydney

Four Seasons hotel Sydney: 531 rooms/all non-smoking
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay: 563 rooms/ all non-smoking
Swiss Hotel Sydney: 359 rooms/all non-smoking
Raddison Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney: 362 rooms/all non-smoking
Meriton Serviced Apartments Kent Street Sydney: 431 rooms/all non-smoking
Intercontinental Sydney: 509 rooms/all non-smoking
The Westin Sydney: 416 rooms/all non-smoking
Pullman Gay Grand Sydney Harbour:67 rooms/all non-smoking
Holiday Inn Old Sydney: 175 rooms/all non-smoking
Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport: 314 rooms/ all non-smoking

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney: 563/smoking 19 rooms ( 3.37% )*
Hilton Sydney: 579 rooms/smoking 6 rooms ( 1.04% )*
Total guest rooms in the hotel/The numbers of smoking rooms

Smoking ban in hotels in the sea-coast of New South Wales

Anchorage Port Stephens: 80 rooms/all non-smoking
Rydes Port Macquarie: 98 rooms/ all non-smoking
Mercure Port Macqurie: 75 rooms/all non-smoking
Best Western Plus HW Boutique Hotel: 42 rooms/ all non-smoking
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort: 170 rooms/ all non-smoking

Smoking ban in hotels in Surfers Paradise

Hilton Surfers Paradise: 169 rooms/all non-smoking
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa: 329 rooms/all non-smoking
Watermark Hotel and Spa: 388 rooms/all non-smoking
Hotel Grand Chamber: 409 rooms/all non-smoking
Soul Surfers Paradise: 160 rooms/all non-smoking
QT Gold Coast: 297 rooms/all non-smoking
Sofitel Gold Coast Broad Beach: 296 rooms/all non-smoking
Meriton Serviced Apartments: 405 rooms/all non-smoking
Mantra Crown Towers: 347 rooms/all non-smoking
Mantra Legends Hotel: 336 rooms/all non-smoking
Pheonician Resort Apartments: 100 rooms/all non-smoking
Chateau Beachside Resort: 80 rooms/all non-smoking
Outrigger Surfers Paradise: 411 rooms/all non-smoking
Crown Plaza Surfers Paradise: 374 rooms/ all non-smoking
Jupiters Hotel and Casino: 544 rooms/smoking 50 rooms ( 8.42% ) *
Total guest rooms in the hotel/The numbers of smoking rooms

Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.

Australia 2007-2012
Australia Airport of Australia Northern Territory Kangaroo Island Adelaide Noosa Heads
Brisbane casino Brisbane railways Tobacco law in Queensland Western Australia
Tasmania Plain packaging of tobacco

Australia 2014
Arrival to Australia Canberra Railways in NSW Sydney East coast of New South Wales
Gold Coast Smoking ban in hotels of Canberra and Sydney Smoking ban in hotels of the sea-resort
Smoking ban in hotels of Gold Coast Tobacco control in Australia 2014 Departure from Australia

 Australia: A tobacco plain packaging was enforced in 2012.
Australia smoking ban Arrival to Australia

Australia smoking ban Departure from Australia

執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
This Web site is link-free.
This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photographs were taken in November 2014, and article was written in December 2014,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.


Special Note: 日本語表示

 Russia unduly occupies our Northern Territories of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
Domestic travel in Japan
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Stop merging war criminals and war victims at Yasukuni Shrine.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

Copyright (C) 2006-2022 Junhaku Miyamoto, PhD. All right is reserved.
The way to contact to the writter Photo correction deletion request

Junhaku Miyamoto: profile
Regional weather forecast throughout Japan

Smoke-free Hotel and Travel
受動喫煙防止条例  屋内全面禁煙  屋内喫煙設備撤去 鉄道車内完全禁煙レンタカー レストラン バー 飲食店 ホテル 空港 喫煙規制
Restaurant hotel railway rent-a-car travel airport condominium smoking ban
   Twitter@worldviewtokyo  Twitter: @smokefreejpn Twitter@criticismjpn Twitter@nosmokechintai