Victoria is yet to implement smoking bans in all outdoor dining and drinking areas
Victoria is yet to implement smoking bans in all outdoor dining and drinking areas. With this in mind, Quit Victoria, Cancer Council Victoria, Heart Foundation (Victoria) and AMA Victoria released a position statement in March 2012. The position statement was updated in December 2016: Smokefree outdoor dining and drinking in Victoria
On 13 October 2016, the Victorian Parliament passed the Tobacco Amendment Act 2016 (Vic). The Act amends the Tobacco Act 1987 to include a ban on smoking in all outdoor dining areas where food (other than pre-packaged food or uncut fruit) is provided on a commercial basis. The amendments also prohibit smoking at certain food fairs and organised outdoor events. The new laws apply from 1 August 2017.