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Smoking on School Grounds

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From 1 January 2015, smoking is banned at all Queensland state and non-state schools, and for 5 metres beyond their boundaries.

The law applies at all times-during and after school hours, on weekends and during school holidays. It includes the use of all smoking products, including electronic cigarettes.

Smoking is banned at state and non-state schools, and for 5 metres beyond their boundaries.

School land is defined as land on which a:

  • state school provides education programs under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
  • non-state school provides primary education, secondary education or special education under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2011
  • state or non-state school provides other educational facilities, instruction or activities, for example, sports grounds, and including land that is owned or leased by the school.

The law applies at all times—during and after school hours, on weekends and during school holidays.  The smoking ban includes the use of all smoking products, including electronic cigarettes.

Five Metre Buffer Zone

The buffer zone is a no-smoking area around the perimeter of schools and early childhood education and care facilities. The buffer zone extends for 5 metres beyond the facility land boundary. This area does not extend into residential or business premises that share a boundary with school land.

Enforcement

If you wish to report a breach of these tobacco laws, contact 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/public-health/topics/atod/tobacco-laws/education

 

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Last reviewed 03 March 2020
Last updated 03 March 2020