Quit has a range of resources to prepare and help your club to go smokefree.
Once your club’s smokefree bans have started it is important to raise awareness of the new policy. This can be done with the signage, brochures, posters as well as a sample media release.
- Going partially smokefree. This fact sheet provides advice on how to implement a partially smokefree policy
- Going completely smokefree. This fact sheet provides advice on how to implement a completely smokefree policy at your venue
- How to go smokefree implementation framework. The framework will provide a step by step approach to implementing a smokefree policy
- Sample club members survey. The sample survey can be used to find out the opinions of your members before implementing a smokefree policy
- Sample club policy: meeting existing legislation. This policy template can be used to ensure your club meets the existing minimum requirements for smokefree areas under the current legislation
- Sample club policy: partially smokefree. This policy template can be used for implementing a smokefree policy, although you will maintain a single smoking area out of line of sight of playing areas
- Sample club policy: completely smokefree. This policy template can be used to bring in a completely smokefree policy at your club; anyone who wishes to smoke will have to leave the premises
- How to approach non-compliance of your policy. This section explains some strategies for dealing with people who may continue to smoke in smokefree areas
- Sample communication text. This document contains templates for use by clubs to develop communication explaining their smokefree policy
The following poster templates can be printed and modified with your clubs’ details to communicate your smokefree policy
[Club name] is proud to be smokefree – A4 poster template
[Club name] is proud to be smokefree – A3 poster template
Today's event is smokefree – A4 poster
Today's event is smokefree – A3 poster
This area is smokefree poster – landscape
This area is smokefree poster – portrait
Resources available from the Department of Health
Signs, posters and booklets can be ordered via an online order form on the Victorian Department of Health’s Tobacco Reforms website. Fact sheets are also available in Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese
No smoking signs can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If clubs wish to implement their own total ban on smoking, a standard no smoking sign (without reference to the Tobacco Act 1987 and 'penalties may apply') in a Word or PDF format is available by contacting email@example.com.
Children’s area specific resources including signs, brochures, posters, palm cards and fact sheets are also available for download on the Victorian Department of Health’s Tobacco Reforms website. Fact sheets are also available in Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Dari, Karen and Vietnamese.
Why sporting clubs should go smokefree
Tobacco and sport don’t mix. Going smoke free is one of the healthiest messages a sporting club can share with its community. Outdoor smokefree areas make smoking less visible and less socially acceptable and provide a healthy family friendly environment.
How to create a smokefree sports club
This section provides information and guidelines to develop and implement a totally smokefree policy for your club.