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Smoke Free Dining

Smoke Free Dining from 1 August 2017

Since 2007, smoking has been prohibited in all enclosed restaurants or cafes, the indoor dining areas of pubs and clubs, licensed premises and gaming venues.

Changes to the Tobacco Act 1987 will ban smoking in outdoor dining areas and regulate e-cigarettes and shisha tobacco in the same way as other tobacco products. These changes will take affect from 1 August 2017.

At South Melbourne Market the following areas will be Smoke Free zones from 1 August –

  • outdoor areas at hospitality businesses where food is eaten or available to be eaten
  • all outdoor areas at food fairs where the principal activity is the supply of food for the consumption at the event (ie South Melbourne Night Market)
  • within 4 metres of all doorways into the Market and loading bays
  • all outdoor areas within 10 meters of food stalls and vans at organised outdoor events (other than food fairs), including community or street festivals

We appreciate your adherence to these new regulations.

Penalties May Apply – Tobacco Act 1987



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