Did you know that the City of Melbourne already has 12 smoke-free areas, and has a vision to make Melbourne a smoke-free city by 2025?
Our plan will protect Melburnians from the harms of second-hand smoke by restricting smoking in the majority of open-air public spaces in the central city and at events.
We would love to hear your ideas to help shape and refine this draft policy.
Community consultation is open until the end of April 2021 and there are a variety of ways to have your say:
1. Short and sweet
Complete the quick, online survey at Participate Melbourne.
During February, we’re hosting a number of pop-up conversations across the city to speak face-to-face with locals of all ages and backgrounds. You’ll have the chance to speak to us about the policy, ask questions and provide feedback.
3. Online discussion
Attend one of our online workshops during March. Each workshop is aimed at a different part of the community to ensure we hear from young people and students, residents and current or ex-smokers or e-cigarette users.
4. Deep dive
Register for our community panels to discuss feedback and options to support the implementation of the plan. You must be available to attend two panels in March and April and will receive $100 to thank you for your time. Places are limited.
For more information, visit Smoking and tobacco.