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The NSW Smoke-Free Environment Act 2000 bans smoking in enclosed public places and certain outdoor public areas – including public swimming pools, spectator areas at sports grounds or other recreational areas used for organised sporting events.

Major sporting facilities are included under the definition of a public sports ground and are required to comply with the law. Other outdoor sporting facilities, such as local council playing fields, are also covered by this law.

Smoking is only banned when an organised sporting event is being held.

More information

Head to Health NSW for facts, guidelines and more information on the smoke-free laws:

Legal issues and grassroots sport - a collection of sport and the law articles by Play by the Rules.