New smoke-free and vape-free outdoor area laws

Clearing the air campaign banner image. Smoke-free also means vape-free.

From 1 March 2024, new laws will ban smoking and vaping in a variety of public outdoor areas in South Australia. Regulations under the South Australian Tobacco and E-Cigarette Products Act 1997 are being introduced to address risks associated with passive tobacco smoking and passive inhalation of e-cigarette aerosol. This will occur through the creation of smoke-free and vape-free areas in the following areas:

  • at early childhood services premises, and education and children’s services facilities (including schools), and within ten (10) metres of their boundaries
  • at and within ten (10) metres of non-residential building entrances, such as entrances to shopping centres, government and commercial buildings
  • at public hospitals and health facilities, private hospitals and residential aged care facilities, and within ten (10) metres of their boundaries
    (note: the regulation for residential aged care facilities will come into operation 12 months after the day on which the other regulations are made)
  • within outdoor public swimming facilities
  • at major events venues declared under the Major Events Act 2013
  • at and within ten (10) metres of a sporting venue during an organised underage sporting event, training or practice session   
  • on beaches between and within fifty (50) metres of red and yellow patrol flags, and under (and within five (5) metres of) jetties.

Download the guide to the new smoke-free and vape-free laws (PDF 4MB).

A5 'Smoke-free and vape-free area' stickers

A5 ‘smoke-free and vape-free area’ stickers are free of charge and can be ordered using the below form. Mail out of the stickers will commence the week of 15 January 2024.

Note:

  1. The purpose for submission of this information is to request stickers.
  2. The information will not be used for any other purpose.
  3. This form is an embedded third party application and information is managed through the service provider in the USA.
  4. Please read SA Health Disclaimer and Privacy notice for further information.

Downloadable ‘smoke-free and vape-free’ signage

A variety of ‘smoke-free and vape-free’ signs have been designed for use in different smoke-free areas. All you need to do is download the artwork for your selected sign and either print it in-house or take it to a printer or signage company to have it professionally produced.

Smoke-free and vape-free area

Smoke-free and vape-free area (landscape)

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No smoking or vaping beyond this point (landscape)

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Smoke-free and vape-free grounds

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Smoke-free and vape-free area (portrait)

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No smoking or vaping beyond this point (portrait)

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Smoke-free and vape-free schools and child care settings

Smoke-free and vape-free school

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Clean air at school

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Clean air for kids (school and childcare settings)

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This school is smoke-free and vape-free

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This child care centre is smoke-free and vape-free

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This facility is smoke-free and vape-free

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Hospitals, health services and aged care

This hospital is smoke-free and vape-free

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This health service is smoke-free and vape-free

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This aged care facility is smoke-free and vape-free

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Children’s sport and swimming facilities

This swimming centre is smoke-free and vape-free

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This swimming facility is smoke-free and vape-free

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This sports facility is smoke-free and vape-free

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Clean air for kids (children's sports)

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Smoke-free and vape-free sports

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Beaches and jetties

This area is is smoke-free and vape-free

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Smoke-free and vape-free beaches and jetties

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This jetty is smoke-free and vape-free

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This jetty is smoke-free and vape-free (beach and jetty in subtext)

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Major events and building entrances

This venue is smoke-free and vape-free

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This building entrance is smoke-free and vape-free

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