New Smoking Laws in Queensland

From September 2016, smoking is banned at sporting grounds during an organised sporting event or training session that is predominantly for under 18 year olds. The ban also applies during any intervals or breaks in play.

The coverage of the ban includes the sporting ground or playing area, the viewing area for a water sport, public seating at the grounds and any other area reserved for use by the competitors and the officials. This also includes a 10 metre non-smoking buffer zone from all of these locations.

An organised sporting event is one that is arranged in advance and is conducted by a professional or amateur sporting body or education institution according to established rules.

The smoking ban includes the use of all smoking products, including regular cigarettes and electronic cigarettes.


For further information read the fact sheets on the Forms & Policies page. For more information about the new tobacco laws visit the Queensland Health website.