Food and beverage venue smoking rules - Queensland

Description

If you intend to operate a food and beverage venue, you will need to comply with strict rules on where you allow your patrons to smoke. They cannot smoke in:

  • any indoor area
  • any outdoor area where food or drink is provided as part of the business.

Unlicensed premises may designate an outdoor smoking area, but it must be five metres away from any building entrance and food and drink must not be consumed in that area.

If you are a licensed liquor premises that holds one of the following licenses, you are permitted to have a Designated Outdoor Smoking Area (DOSA):

  • commercial hotel
  • commercial club
  • commercial speciality facility.

In a DOSA, patrons may smoke and drink in a designated area, but eating is not allowed. Strict rules apply to all premises with DOSAs. If you choose to have a DOSA, you will be required to develop a smoking management plan for the entire premises.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Chief Health Officer Branch

Prevention Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Prevention Division

Chief Health Officer Branch

Queensland Health

Queensland
Operating address: 15 Butterfield Street
HERSTON
Queensland 4006
Mailing address: PO Box 2368
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Tobacco Laws in Queensland (Opens in new window)