No smoking at public transport stops and stations

Posted: Friday 21 December 2012

From Monday 7 January 2013, an amendment to the law will extend smoking bans to all public transport bus stops and stations in NSW.

Smoking is already prohibited on trains and covered stations and this ban will now be extended to include all platforms and interchanges, regardless of whether they are covered or not.

Updated station announcements and additional smoke-free signage will be rolled out to all stations early next year.

The amendment to the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 also bans smoking at a number of other outdoor areas including near children's playground equipment, spectator areas at public sports grounds and public swimming pools.

For more information on the changes you can visit the NSW Health website.