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Smoke-free outdoor dining areas
08 May 2017

Making outdoor dining areas smoke-free is designed to protect the community from exposure to potentially harmful tobacco smoke. It also increases the comfort and enjoyment of outdoor dining areas for all patrons.

Smoking in outdoor dining areas has been banned in South Australia from July 2016.

An outdoor dining area is an unenclosed public area in which tables, or tables and chairs, are permanently or temporarily provided for the purpose of public dining. Public outdoor dining areas include:

  • pubs and clubs
  • cafes and restaurants
  • fast food eateries
  • temporary eateries at events and other venues

Public outdoor dining areas must be smoke-free at all times that food is offered or available.

For more information, have a look at this information from the South Australian Government:

Smoking is also banned in several other places, including:

  • cars
  • enclosed public areas
  • playgrounds
  • public transport waiting areas.

Have a look at ‘Smoking, the rules and regulations - Smoke-free areas’.