From 1 January 2015, smoking is banned at all Queensland state and non-state schools, and for 5 meters 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 regular cigarettes and devices commonly known as electronic cigarettes.
- 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 buffer is a 5 metre no-smoking area around the perimeter of the school, beyond the school land boundary; including all structures in the area, such as bus shelters and car parks.
This area does not extend into residential or business premises that share a boundary with the school land.
If you see someone smoking within the 5 meter buffer, tell them that it is illegal for them to smoke in this area.
If you wish to report a breach of these tobacco laws, contact 13 GOV (13 74 68).