Because of laws controlling tobacco use in Victoria we can now enjoy a smoke-free environment while eating out, shopping centres are smoke free, smoking in gaming venues and licensed premises is restricted, and smoking within the vicinity of children's playgrounds, preschools and kindergartens, schools and hospital entrances is also prohibited.
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 Southern Grampians Shire 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.
Environmental Health Department
1 Market Place
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5573 0256