We administer service agreements with councils to undertake tobacco control activities identified and funded by the Department of Health.
We also advocate on behalf of councils in respect of statutory and administrative requirements set by the Victorian Government and other agencies.
Council officers interact with thousands of tobacco retailers, eating establishments and licensed premises in relation to the provisions of the Tobacco Act 1987.
Operating since 2000 when smoking was first banned in restaurants operating in Victoria, service agreements have been offered to all councils to undertake education and enforcement activities.
Our 2014-15 tobacco activity report outlines their tobacco education and enforcement activities. These agreements are funded with the assistance of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Read the Tobacco control activity report 2014-15 (Word - 156KB).
Smoking in Public Outdoor Places
In response to advice and feedback from councils, we developed recommendations for a statewide framework for smoking in public outdoor places.
For more information about the MAV's work in this space, contact:
03 9667 5520