Smoke-free public events

Smoke-free public events

Public notice: Places of Assembly printed version

Any mass outdoor public event. For the purposes of this paragraph (a), ‘mass’ means one thousand people or more, present for two hours or more, and ‘public event’ includes, but is not limited to, any performance, exhibition, pageant, regatta, sports event, dance and publicly advertised lecture.


Australia Day on the Beach (Kingston)
Seafarers Festival (Bellerive)
Bloomin’ Tulips Festivals (Wynyard)
The Australian Wooden Boat Festival (Hobart)
Australia Day Breakfast (Bellerive)
New Year’s Eve on Royal (Launceston)

Food and Wine Festivals

Autumn Festival (New Norfolk)
Estia Greek Festival (North Hobart)
Eve in the City (Devonport)
Launceston Festivale
The Taste of Tasmania (Hobart)
Taste of Huon (Ranelagh)
Seafest (Triabunna)
Tamar Valley Beer Festival (Launceston)
Tasmanian Fruit & Wine Festival (Bellerive)
Taste the Harvest (Devonport)



Music Festivals

Breath of Life (Launceston)
Clarence Jazz Festival
Cygnet Folk Festival
Day on the Green
Falls Festival
Summer Music in Tolosa Park
Symphony Under the Stars (Tolosa Park)

Other Events

Gatherings held to sing Christmas Carols (Carols by Candlelight).
Agricultural Shows, whether independently organised or organised by any of the Affiliated Societies of the Agricultural Show Council of Tasmania.
The Museum of Old and New Art’s Festival of Music and Arts (ie MONA FOMA, MOFO) and Dark Festival of Music and Arts (ie DARK MOFO).

Note: a person who intends to conduct a public event referred to in this notice may apply to the Director of Public Health under section 67I of the Public Health Act 1997 for approval of a designated outdoor smoking area.
Note: the Public Health Act 1997 sets out other smoke-free areas in Tasmania, including enclosed public places (see section 67B).

For more information visit email tobacco control at or call 1800 671 738 during normal business hours.

Resources for Event Organisers

Organisers of events declared smoke-free by the Director of Public Health are required to complete a Smoke Free Management Plan as part of the process for obtaining a Place of Assembly licence which is issued by local councils.

Smoke Free Management Plan

Smoke Free Public Events Policy

Approved Signage

For help completing the Plan, refer to the Smoke Free Public Events: A Guide for Event Organisers

There are no costs associated with the smoke free management component of a Place of Assembly licence application.

Call the Public Health Hotline - Tasmania on 1800 671 738 for further information.

More resources

May 2016