Section 6A of the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 makes a number of outdoor public places smoke-free. Smoking is banned within 10 metres of children’s play equipment in outdoor public places in NSW.
The Act applies to children’s play equipment in local parks and reserves as well as play equipment at fast food outlets, eateries, sporting venues and licensed premises.
The Act does not apply to:
The smoke-free laws also apply to the use of e-cigarettes (vaping).
Many NSW councils, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993, have progressively introduced their own smoking bans. Where these bans are in place, they can continue to be enforced by Local Council rangers .