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Smoking and Tobacco

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.

Service Agreements

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 Reforms from 1 August 2017

We work in collaboration with the Victorian Government to reduce the incidence of smoking in the community. Our Members Brief provides information about councils’ role in tobacco education and enforcement activities for the new reforms.

Read the Members Brief on tobacco reforms August 2017 (Word - 714KB).

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Contact Us

For more information about the MAV's work in this space, contact:

Rosemary Hancock
Policy adviser
03 9667 5520