Laws controlling the retail and use of tobacco products in Victoria mean we can now enjoy a smoke-free environment while eating out, at shopping centres, in gaming venues and licensed premises, within the vicinity of children's playgrounds, preschools and kindergartens, schools and hospital entrances.
Tobacco laws also means large fines for selling cigarettes to children and tougher penalties for retailers of illegal tobacco.
All these laws have been put in place to help keep the Victorian community free from tobacco-related illnesses. Council’s Environmental Health Department is responsible for ensuring all premises within Glenelg Shire Council are compliant with the relevant tobacco laws for their businesses.
Council’s Environmental Health Department is working with businesses, community groups and event organisers to assist them in understanding the smoking and tobacco restrictions. ‘No Smoking’ signage and Tobacco information can be obtained by contacting the Environmental Health Department.
The Tobacco Act 1987 and supporting regulations apply various laws to businesses retailing tobacco products as well as those businesses where tobacco may be smoked.
Phone: (03) 5522 2229
Postal Address: P.O. Box 152, Portland Victoria 3305