Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 No 69



An Act to regulate smoking in certain public places and to repeal the Smoking Regulation Act 1997.
Part 1 Preliminary
1   Name of Act
This Act is the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000.
2   Commencement
This Act commences on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation.
3   Object of Act
The object of this Act is to promote public health by reducing exposure to tobacco and other smoke, as well as aerosol or vapour (whether or not containing nicotine) generated by e-cigarettes, in certain public places.
s 3: Am 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [2]; 2018 No 13, Sch 1 [1].
4   Definitions
In this Act:
certificate of authority means a certificate of authority referred to in section 14.
commercial outdoor dining area has the meaning given in section 4A.
Director-General means the Director-General of the Department of Health.
e-cigarette, non-tobacco smoking product and tobacco product have the same meanings as in the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008.
enclosed public place means a public place that has a ceiling or roof and, except for doors and passageways, is completely or substantially enclosed, whether permanently or temporarily.
exempt area has the meaning given by section 11.
exercise a function includes perform a duty.
function includes a power, authority or duty.
inspector means an inspector appointed under section 14.
occupier of premises or a part of premises means a person having the management or control, or otherwise being in charge, of those premises or part.
outdoor public place means a public place that is not an enclosed public place.
public place means a place or vehicle that the public, or a section of the public, is entitled to use or that is open to, or is being used by, the public or a section of the public (whether on payment of money, by virtue of membership of a club or other body, or otherwise).
smoke means use, consume, hold or otherwise have control over a tobacco product, non-tobacco smoking product or e-cigarette that is generating (whether or not by burning) smoke or an aerosol or vapour.
smoke-free area means a smoke-free area under section 6 or 6A.
vehicle means a train, bus, tram, aeroplane, taxi or hire car, or ferry or other vessel.
s 4: Am 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [1]; 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [3]–[6]; 2018 No 13, Sch 1 [2].
4A   Commercial outdoor dining areas
(1)  In this Act, commercial outdoor dining area means an outdoor public place that is:
(a)  a seated dining area, or
(b)  within 4 metres of a seated dining area on premises that are licensed premises under the Liquor Act 2007 or the premises of a restaurant as defined in that Act, or
(c)  within 10 metres of a place at a food fair where food is sold or supplied for consumption at the event, with a food fair being an organised event at which the principal activities are the sale or supply of food for consumption at the event and the consumption of that food.
(2)  A seated dining area is an area in which seating is provided and in which food that has been purchased and served on plates or packaged for immediate consumption is consumed. The seating must have been provided by the occupier of the premises where the food is purchased or by the operator of the business from which the food is purchased.
(3)  An area is only a seated dining area when food is being consumed there or is available to be purchased and consumed there.
(4)  An area is not a seated dining area if the area is designated as not being for the consumption of food by the display within the area of signs complying with the regulations.
(5)  The occupier of an area designated for the purposes of subsection (4) as not being for the consumption of food must take reasonable steps to ensure that the consumption of food does not occur in the area.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  10 penalty units, in the case of a natural person, or
(b)  50 penalty units, in the case of a body corporate.
(6)  In this section, food does not include drink.
s 4A: Ins 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [7].
5   Act to bind Crown
This Act binds the Crown in right of New South Wales and, in so far as the legislative power of the Parliament of New South Wales permits, the Crown in all its other capacities.
Part 2 Prohibition on smoking in smoke-free areas
6   Smoke-free areas—enclosed public places
(1)  Every enclosed public place is a smoke-free area for the purposes of this Act.
(2)  Schedule 1 contains a list of examples of enclosed public places that are smoke-free areas (irrespective of the name by which the particular place is known).
(3)  An enclosed public place is not a smoke-free area if it is an exempt area (see section 11).
s 6: Am 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [2]. Subst 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [8].
6A   Smoke-free areas—outdoor public places
(1)  An outdoor public place is a smoke-free area for the purposes of this Act if it is any of the following places (or part of any of those places):
(a)  a place that is within 10 metres of children’s play equipment but only if the children’s play equipment is in an outdoor public place,
(b)  a swimming pool complex,
(c)  an area set aside for or being used by spectators to watch an organised sporting event at a sports ground or other recreational area, but only when an organised sporting event is being held there,
(d)  the platform of a passenger railway or light rail station,
(e)  a ferry wharf,
(f)  a light rail stop (with light rail stop to include any area where persons queue or gather when waiting at a light rail stop),
(g)  a bus stop (with bus stop to include any area where persons queue or gather when waiting at a bus stop),
(h)  a taxi rank (with taxi rank to include any area where persons queue or gather when waiting at a taxi rank),
(i)  a place that is within 4 metres of a pedestrian access point to a building (as provided by subsection (2)),
(j)  a commercial outdoor dining area,
(k)  a place at a public hospital, health institution or health service under the Health Services Act 1997 that is designated as a smoke-free area by a by-law or regulation under that Act and notified by signs displayed in, or at an entrance to, any such area,
(l)  any other outdoor public place that is prescribed by the regulations as a smoke-free area.
(2)  A pedestrian access point is an entrance to or exit from a building for use by pedestrians, but does not include:
(a)  an entrance to or exit from a building that is used only for residential purposes (including a boarding house and a building in a caravan park), or
(b)  an entrance to or exit from a building that is used partly for residential purposes and partly for other purposes if the entrance or exit concerned is used solely for entry to or exit from that part of the building that is used for residential purposes, or
(c)  an emergency exit that is locked to entry.
(3)  It is a defence to a prosecution for the offence of smoking in a smoke-free area that is a light rail stop, bus stop, taxi rank or within 4 metres of a pedestrian access point to a building if it is established that the accused was smoking only while passing through the smoke-free area and did not remain in the smoke-free area while smoking.
(4)  The regulations may exempt a specified outdoor public place or class of outdoor public places from being a smoke-free area under this section.
s 6A: Ins 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [8]. Am 2016 No 27, Sch 2.45.
7   Offence of smoking in smoke-free area
(1)  A person must not smoke in a smoke-free area.
Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.
(2)  A person who performs in a theatre or other performance space does not commit an offence under this section by smoking during the performance if smoking is a necessary part of the performance.
(3)  It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence under subsection (1) if the defendant proves that he or she did not know, and could not reasonably be expected to have known, that the place in which the person was smoking was a smoke-free area.
8   Occupier not to allow smoking in certain smoke-free areas
(1)  If a person smokes in contravention of section 7 in any of the following smoke-free areas, the occupier of the smoke-free area is guilty of an offence:
(a)  any enclosed public place,
(b)  a commercial outdoor dining area.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  10 penalty units, in the case of a natural person, or
(b)  50 penalty units, in the case of a body corporate.
(2)  It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence under subsection (1) if the defendant establishes that neither the defendant nor any employee or agent of the defendant provided (otherwise than by sale) any ashtray, matches or lighter (or other thing that could facilitate smoking) in the smoke-free area concerned and that:
(a)  neither the defendant nor any employee or agent of the defendant knew, or could reasonably be expected to have known, that the person concerned was smoking in the smoke-free area, or
(b)  as soon as the defendant or any employee or agent of the defendant became aware that the person was smoking in the smoke-free area, the defendant (or that employee or agent of the defendant):
(i)  required the person to stop smoking in the smoke-free area, and
(ii)  informed the person that the person was committing an offence by smoking in the smoke-free area, and
(iii)  if the person continued to smoke after having been required to stop, required the person to leave the smoke-free area.
(3)  A requirement under subsection (2) (b) (iii) that a person leave a smoke-free area:
(a)  does not affect any liability (whether arising under an Act, contract or otherwise) of the person to pay for any food or beverage supplied to or ordered by the person (whether or not it has been consumed), and
(b)  may include a requirement that the person satisfy, or make arrangements for satisfying, any such liability before the person leaves the smoke-free area.
s 8: Am 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [9].
9   Occupier to display signs
(1)  The occupier of a smoke-free area must not fail to display within that area the signs (if any) prescribed by the regulations, in the manner (if any) prescribed by the regulations.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  5 penalty units, in the case of a natural person, or
(b)  25 penalty units, in the case of a body corporate.
(2)  The regulations may exempt any public place, or class of public place, from subsection (1).
(3)  The following outdoor public places are exempt from subsection (1):
(a)  a place that is within 10 metres of children’s play equipment,
(b)  a sports ground or other recreational area, unless the regulations otherwise provide in a particular case or class of cases,
(c)  a light rail stop,
(d)  a bus stop,
(e)  a taxi rank,
(f)  a place that is a smoke-free area because it is within 4 metres of a pedestrian access point to a building.
(4)  The Director-General may enter into arrangements with any government or local government agency or body for the display of signs relating to smoking in an outdoor public place that is exempt from subsection (1) and in respect of which the government or local government agency or body is the occupier.
s 9: Am 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [10].
10   Duty to prevent spread of smoke
(1)  If a smoke-free area forms a part of premises in which smoking is elsewhere allowed, the occupier of the smoke-free area must take reasonable steps to prevent smoke caused by smoking in the other parts of those premises from penetrating the smoke-free area.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  10 penalty units in the case of a natural person, or
(b)  50 penalty units, in the case of a body corporate.
(2)  If a smoke-free area forms a part of premises in which smoking is elsewhere allowed, the occupier of the other parts of those premises in which smoking is allowed must take reasonable steps to prevent smoke caused by smoking in those other parts from penetrating the smoke-free area.
Maximum penalty:
(a)  10 penalty units in the case of a natural person, or
(b)  50 penalty units, in the case of a body corporate.
(3)  The Minister may issue guidelines from time to time as to what constitutes reasonable steps to prevent the penetration of smoke into smoke-free areas.
(4)  An occupier who, in relation to premises or a part of premises, complies with any guidelines in force for the time being under subsection (3) is to be considered as having taken all reasonable steps as referred to in subsections (1) and (2) in relation to those premises or that part.
Part 3 Exempt areas
pt 3, hdg: Am 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [3].
10A   Definitions
(1)  In this Part:
bar room means a room in which drinks are ordered, served and consumed, but does not include a gaming machine room or a recreation room.
casino means premises, or part of premises, defined as a casino for the time being under section 19 of the Casino Control Act 1992 and includes the whole or a specified part of any premises the subject of an order under section 89 (3) of that Act.
casino private gaming area means an area in a casino that is used substantially for gaming by international visitors to the casino other than an area used substantially for the purposes of gaming machines.
club means the premises of a registered club within the meaning of the Registered Clubs Act 1976.
dining area means an area where meals are served and are consumed at tables.
gaming machine has the same meaning as in section 8 of the Casino Control Act 1992.
gaming machine room means a room used substantially for the purposes of gaming machines.
hotel means any premises that are the subject of a hotel licence in force under the Liquor Act 2007.
nightclub means any premises that are the subject of an on-premises licence in force under the Liquor Act 2007 that relates to a public entertainment venue (other than a cinema or theatre).
recreation room means a room used substantially for the purposes of games or other recreational activities other than gaming machines.
thoroughfare means an area set aside as a thoroughfare but does not include an entrance to an exempt area.
(2)  In this Part, any reference to an area or room does not include a reference to any area or room, or part of an area or room, that is not an enclosed public place.
s 10A: Ins 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [4]. Am 2009 No 106, Sch 5.21 [1] [2].
11   Meaning of “exempt area”
In this Act, exempt area, in relation to a club, hotel, nightclub or casino, means the area set aside in accordance with section 11A or 11B or a casino private gaming area, but does not include any area:
(a)  required to be designated as a smoke-free area under regulations referred to in section 12, or
(b)  that is the subject of a declaration in force under section 13.
s 11: Am 2003 No 52, Sch 6 [1] [2]. Subst 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [4].
11A   Temporary exemption for areas of a club, hotel, nightclub or casino from 3 January 2005 until 4 July 2005
(1)  On or after 3 January 2005 and before 4 July 2005, the bar rooms, gaming machine rooms and recreation rooms in a club, hotel, nightclub or casino may be set aside as an exempt area.
(2)  However, the following areas are not to be set aside as an exempt area or as part of an exempt area:
(a)  any dining area,
(b)  any counter at which drinks or food are ordered or served,
(c)  one bar room, but only in premises where there is more than one bar room,
(d)  one area used substantially for the purposes of gambling (whether or not with gaming machines), but only in premises where there is more than one such area,
(e)  one recreation room for each game or recreational activity offered at the premises, but only in premises where there is more than one recreation room offering that game or activity.
ss 11A–11C: Ins 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [4].
11B   Temporary exemption for areas of a club, hotel, nightclub or casino from 4 July 2005 until 2 July 2007
(1)  In this section:
room means bar room, gaming machine room or recreation room.
(2)  On or after 4 July 2005 and before 2 July 2007, one room, or one part of one room, in a club, hotel, nightclub or casino may be set aside as the exempt area.
(3)  The exempt area under this section, when expressed as a percentage of the total area of all the rooms in the club, hotel, nightclub or casino, must not exceed:
(a)  50% on or after 4 July 2005 and before 3 July 2006, or
(b)  25% on or after 3 July 2006 and before 2 July 2007.
(4)  Despite subsection (3), if the total area of all the rooms in the club, hotel, nightclub or casino does not exceed 100 square metres, the exempt area under this section, when expressed as a percentage of the total area of all the rooms in the club, hotel, nightclub or casino, must not exceed 50% on or after 4 July 2005 and before 2 July 2007.
(5)  The following areas are not to be set aside as an exempt area or as part of an exempt area under this section and are not to be taken into account when determining the area of a room or rooms for the purposes of this section:
(a)  a dining area, toilet area, foyer, lobby, thoroughfare, dance floor or auditorium,
(b)  a counter at which drinks or food are ordered or served,
(c)  a casino private gaming area.
(6)  Subject to subsection (3), the Minister may authorise a club, hotel, nightclub or casino to set aside a second room (or part of a second room) as part of the exempt area under subsection (2). The granting of the authorisation and the authority conferred by the authorisation are subject to any requirements set out in the regulations (including with respect to the criteria to be met before an authorisation may be granted).
ss 11A–11C: Ins 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [4].
11C   Review of casino private gaming area exemption
(1)  The Minister is to review regularly the exemption for a casino private gaming area to determine whether the exemption is justified on the grounds of maintaining parity with the smoking restrictions in casinos in other States and Territories.
(2)  A review is to be undertaken within one month after 1 January each year and the first such review is to take place in 2006.
(3)  A report on the outcome of each review is to be tabled in each House of Parliament no later than 1 June of the year in which the review is undertaken.
ss 11A–11C: Ins 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [4].
12   Premises containing exempt areas to comply with certain requirements
(1)  The regulations may make provision for or with respect to requirements with which premises containing an exempt area must comply.
(2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the regulations may make provision for or with respect to any one or more of the following in relation to any premises containing an exempt area:
(a)  requirements relating to the erection of partitions or barriers to prevent the penetration of smoke into smoke-free areas,
(b)  requirements relating to ventilation,
(c)  requirements as to the designation of areas as smoke-free areas.
(3)  An exemption under this Part does not affect any duty a person may have under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
s 12: Am 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [5]–[7]; 2011 No 67, Sch 4.28.
13   Removal of exemption by Director-General
(1)  The Director-General may declare that any particular area ceases to be an exempt area if satisfied that:
(a)  any requirement of this Act or the regulations has not been complied with in relation to the premises containing the exempt area, or
(b)  any guidelines in force under section 10 have not been complied with in relation to the premises containing the exempt area.
(2)  The Director-General may only make a declaration under this section:
(a)  after having given the occupier of the premises concerned:
(i)  written advice of the Director-General’s intention to make the declaration, and
(ii)  the reasons why the Director-General intends to make the declaration, and
(iii)  an opportunity to make submissions within the period specified in the advice (being not less than 14 days), and
(b)  after having considered any submissions made by the occupier within that period.
(3)  A declaration under this section:
(a)  must be in writing, and
(b)  must be given to the occupier of the premises concerned, and
(c)  takes effect on the day on which the declaration is given or on a later day specified in the notice.
(4)  The Director-General may, at any time, revoke a declaration under this section by notice in writing given to the occupier of the premises concerned.
s 13: Am 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [8] [9].
Part 4 Inspection of premises
14   Appointment of inspectors
(1)  The Director-General may, by instrument in writing, appoint persons to be inspectors for the purposes of this Act.
(2)  An inspector has such functions as are conferred on the inspector by this Act or the regulations.
(3)  Each person appointed as an inspector is to be issued with a certificate of authority that states the name of the inspector and the fact of his or her appointment.
(4)  A former inspector must not, without reasonable excuse, fail to return his or her certificate of authority to the Director-General on demand.
Maximum penalty: 1 penalty unit.
(5)  The regulations may prescribe classes of inspectors (however described) appointed under other legislation who are to be taken to be inspectors appointed under this section.
(6)  If an inspector of a class so prescribed has a certificate of authority (however described) by virtue of other legislation under which he or she is an inspector:
(a)  the certificate of authority may be used by the inspector for the purposes of this Act as if it had been issued under this section, and
(b)  subsection (4) does not apply to the certificate of authority.
14A   Police have functions of inspectors in transport-related smoke-free areas
A police officer has the functions of an inspector in respect of a person smoking in a smoke-free area referred to in section 6A (1) (d)–(h).
s 14A: Ins 2013 No 111, Sch 1.10.
15   Powers of inspectors to enter premises
(1)  For the purposes of this Act, an inspector may, at any reasonable time, do any one or more of the following:
(a)  alone, or with such other persons as the inspector considers necessary, enter and inspect any premises,
(b)  examine and inspect any apparatus or equipment in any premises,
(c)  take such photographs, films and audio, video and other recordings as the inspector considers necessary,
(d)  for the purpose of analysis, take samples of any thing to determine whether the provisions of this Act and the regulations are being complied with in relation to the premises,
(e)  take samples of any thing, other than for the purpose of analysis, that the inspector reasonably believes may be used as evidence that an offence has been, or is being, committed under this Act or the regulations,
(f)  require records or documents to be produced for inspection,
(g)  examine, inspect and copy any such records or documents and, for that purpose, take away and retain (for such time as may, for that purpose, be reasonably necessary) any such records or documents.
(2)  An inspector who enters any premises in accordance with this section that he or she is not otherwise entitled to enter (unless under the authority of a search warrant) is not to remain on the premises if, on request by the occupier of the premises, the inspector does not produce his or her certificate of authority.
(3)  This section does not authorise entry into any part of premises that is being used solely for residential purposes, except:
(a)  with the consent of the occupier of the premises, or
(b)  under the authority of a search warrant.
16   Search warrants
(1)  An inspector may apply to an authorised officer for a search warrant if the inspector has reasonable grounds for believing that a provision of this Act or the regulations has been or is being contravened on premises.
(2)  An authorised officer to whom an application is made under this section may, if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for doing so, issue a search warrant authorising the inspector named in the warrant, when accompanied by a police officer, and such other person (if any) as is named in the warrant:
(a)  to enter the premises concerned, and
(b)  to search the premises for evidence of a contravention of this Act or the regulations.
(3)  Division 4 of Part 5 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 applies to a search warrant issued under this section.
(4)  In this section:
authorised officer has the same meaning as it has in the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002.
s 16: Am 2002 No 103, Sch 4.87 [1]–[3].
17   Power of inspector to make requirements
(1)  An inspector may require a person who is smoking in contravention of section 7 to stop smoking in contravention of that section.
(2)  An inspector may at any time require a person by whom the inspector reasonably suspects any provision of this Act or the regulations is being or has been contravened, or who is apparently the occupier of premises where such a contravention is occurring or evidently has occurred, to state his or her name and address and (if the person is not the occupier of the premises) the name of the occupier of the premises.
18   Failure to comply with directions or requirements of inspectors
(1)  A person must not, without reasonable excuse, fail to comply with a requirement of an inspector duly made under this Part.
Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.
(2)  A person must not, in connection with a requirement of an inspector made under this Part, provide any information or produce any document that the person knows is false or misleading in a material particular.
Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.
(3)  A requirement under this Part is not duly made unless, at the time of the making of the requirement:
(a)  the inspector has identified himself or herself to the person of whom the requirement is made as an inspector and, on request, produced his or her certificate of authority, and
(b)  the person is informed by the inspector that a refusal or failure to comply with the requirement may constitute an offence.
19   Obstruction or impersonation of inspectors
(1)  A person must not, without reasonable excuse, resist, obstruct, or attempt to obstruct, an inspector in the exercise of the inspector’s functions under this Act.
Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.
(2)  A person must not impersonate an inspector.
Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.
Part 5 Miscellaneous
19A   Exemption relating to premises of e-cigarette retailers
(1)  This section applies to the premises of e-cigarette retailers who notify the Secretary under section 39 of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008 (as substituted by the Smoke-free Environment Amendment Act 2018) of an intention to engage in e-cigarette retailing.
(2)  The Secretary may, by order in writing, exempt persons from sections 7 and 8 in relation to the smoking of e-cigarettes on the premises of an e-cigarette retailer.
(3)  An exemption may be subject to such conditions, including requiring the display of the order, as may be specified in the order.
(4)  An exemption does not apply unless the person complies with all applicable conditions of the exemption.
(5)  In this section, e-cigarette retailer means a person who engages in e-cigarette retailing, but does not engage in tobacco retailing, within the meaning of those terms in Part 5 of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008.
s 19A: Ins 2018 No 13, Sch 1 [3].
20   Proceedings for offences
(1)  Proceedings for an offence against this Act or the regulations are to be taken before the Local Court.
(2)  Proceedings for an offence against this Act or the regulations may only be brought by:
(a)  the Director-General, or
(b)  a person or a member of a class of persons prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section.
Note—
Section 21 of the Health Administration Act 1982 provides for the delegation of a function of the Director-General.
Section 20A provides for inspectors to serve penalty notices.
s 20: Am 2007 No 94, Sch 4; 2012 No 56. Sch 1 [11].
20A   Penalty notices
(1)  An inspector may issue a penalty notice to a person if it appears to the inspector that the person has committed a penalty notice offence.
(2)  A penalty notice offence is an offence against this Act or the regulations that is prescribed by the regulations as a penalty notice offence.
(3)  The Fines Act 1996 applies to a penalty notice issued under this section.
Note—
The Fines Act 1996 provides that, if a person issued with a penalty notice does not wish to have the matter determined by a court, the person may pay the amount specified in the notice and is not liable to any further proceedings for the alleged offence.
(4)  The amount payable under a penalty notice issued under this section is the amount prescribed for the alleged offence by the regulations (not exceeding the maximum amount of penalty that could be imposed for the offence by a court).
(5)  This section does not limit the operation of any other provision of, or made under, this or any other Act relating to proceedings that may be taken in respect of offences.
s 20A: Ins 2007 No 89, Sch 2.14. Subst 2017 No 22, Sch 3.69.
21   Act does not create right to smoke
Nothing in this Act is to be construed as creating or preserving a right of a person to smoke in a public place.
s 21: Am 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [12].
21A   Compensation not payable
(1)  Compensation is not payable by or on behalf of the State arising directly or indirectly from any of the following matters occurring before or after the commencement of this section:
(a)  the enactment or operation of this Act or any Act that amends this Act,
(b)  the exercise by any person of a function under this Act or a failure to exercise any such function,
(c)  any statement or conduct relating to the regulation of smoking in public places.
(2)  In this section:
compensation includes damages or any other form of monetary compensation.
conduct includes any act or omission, whether unconscionable, misleading, deceptive or otherwise.
statement includes a representation of any kind:
(a)  whether made verbally or in writing, and
(b)  whether negligent, false or misleading or otherwise.
the State means the Crown within the meaning of the Crown Proceedings Act 1988, and includes an officer, employee or agent of the Crown and an inspector appointed under section 14.
this Act includes any regulation made under this Act or any declaration made by the Director-General under section 13.
s 21A: Ins 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [10]. Am 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [13] [14].
22   Giving of documents
Any notice or other document that is required by or under this Act to be given to a person may be given:
(a)  by delivering it personally to the person to whom it is addressed, or
(b)  by delivering to the place of residence or business of the person to whom it is addressed and by leaving it there for the person with some other person, or
(c)  by posting it to the person to whom it is addressed to the person’s place of residence or business last known to the person sending the document, or
(d)  by email to an email address specified by the person to whom it is addressed for being given documents of that kind, or
(e)  by any other method authorised by the regulations for the service of documents of that kind.
s 22: Am 2017 No 25, Sch 1.34.
23   Regulations
(1)  The Governor may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, for or with respect to any matter that by this Act is required or permitted to be prescribed or that is necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.
(2)  In particular, the regulations may make provision for or with respect to the following:
(a)  the display within public places of signs relating to smoking,
(b)  the content, dimensions and location of those signs,
(c)  the requirements to be observed by occupiers of public places to facilitate compliance with this Act and the regulations,
(d)  the powers of inspectors,
(e)  guidelines in relation to determining what is an enclosed public place and when a covered outside area is considered to be substantially enclosed for the purposes of this Act,
(f)  the determination of what is a room (including a bar room, gaming machine room or recreation room) for the purposes of this Act.
(3)  A regulation may create an offence punishable by a penalty not exceeding 5 penalty units in the case of a natural person and 25 penalty units in the case of a body corporate.
s 23: Am 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [11]; 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [15].
24   (Repealed)
s 24: Rep 2003 No 82, Sch 3.
26   Savings, transitional and other provisions
Schedule 2 has effect.
Schedule 1 Examples of places that are smoke-free if they are enclosed public places
(Section 6)
Shopping centres, malls and plazas
Restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, dining areas and other eating places
Schools, colleges and universities
Professional, trade, commercial and other business premises
Community centres or halls and places of public worship
Theatres, cinemas, libraries and galleries
Trains, buses, trams, aeroplanes, taxis and hire cars, and ferries and other vessels
Hostels (other than residential accommodation)
Motels (other than residential accommodation)
Fitness centres, bowling alleys and other sporting and recreational facilities
Childcare facilities
Hospitals
Casinos (other than a casino private gaming area or residential accommodation)
Hotels (other than residential accommodation)
Clubs (other than residential accommodation)
Nightclubs
sch 1: Am 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [12] [13].
Schedule 2 Savings, transitional and other provisions
(Section 26)
Part 1 General
1   Regulations
(1)  The regulations may contain provisions of a savings or transitional nature consequent on the enactment of this Act or any Act that amends this Act.
(2)  Any such provision may, if the regulations so provide, take effect from the date of assent to the Act concerned or a later date.
(3)  To the extent to which any such provision takes effect from a date that is earlier than the date of its publication in the Gazette, the provision does not operate so as:
(a)  to affect, in a manner prejudicial to any person (other than the State or an authority of the State), the rights of that person existing before the date of its publication, or
(b)  to impose liabilities on any person (other than the State or an authority of the State) in respect of anything done or omitted to be done before the date of its publication.
Part 2 Provisions consequent on enactment of Tobacco Legislation Amendment Act 2012
2   Commercial outdoor dining areas
A commercial outdoor dining area is not a smoke-free area until 6 July 2015.
3   Licensed premises and restaurants—pedestrian access points
A place that is within 4 metres of a pedestrian access point to a building that is licensed premises under the Liquor Act 2007 or a restaurant as defined in that Act is not a smoke-free area under section 6A (1) (i) until 6 July 2015 (even if the place would otherwise be a smoke-free area as a result of being within 4 metres of a pedestrian access point to another building that is not licensed premises or a restaurant).
4, 5   (Repealed)
sch 2: Am 2004 No 110, Sch 1 [14] [15]; 2012 No 56, Sch 1 [16] [17].