By law, smoking is prohibited at all public music or dance events that are organised for or predominantly attended by young people under the age of 18 years.
Under amendments to the Tobacco Act 1987, the following are prohibited at under-age music or dance events:
- the display and promotion of tobacco products
- the sale of tobacco products.
Under the law, the organiser or manager of the venue where the event is held will be liable if smoking occurs, unless certain circumstances apply.
‘No smoking’ signage and resources
A guide and factsheet on smoke-free under-age events and ‘No smoking’ signs can be ordered without charge from the Resources and factsheets page.