Tobacco smoking is recognised as the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia. It negatively impacts on the health of the individual smoker, and exposes others to the dangers of second-hand smoke.
A smoke free environment is the only way to fully protect from the dangers of second-hand smoke.
The City of Armadale supports smoke free environments as a key strategy to reducing the negative impact of smoking in our community.
There are certain public places that it is an offence to smoke under the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006.
Smoking is not permitted:
- On beaches between the flags
- Within 10 metres of children’s playground equipment that is in a public place
- In outdoor eating areas, unless the place in which the person is smoking is a designated smoking zone.
More information on these controls is available from the WA Department of Health.
The City aims to protect residents and visitors to Armadale from second-hand smoke and limit their exposure to smoking in outdoor public places.
Under the Smoke Free Outdoor Areas Policy smoking is not permitted:
- At City run events
- Within five meters of doorways of Council owned or managed buildings
- On active reserves (sporting grounds) during sporting and community events
- Within the boundaries of the Youth Activity Area, Armadale Arena and Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre.
The City can assist clubs and community groups with policy support and has made smoke free signage available for loan free of charge to any community groups or organisations in the City of Armadale wishing to make their events or activities smoke free.
To borrow the smoke free signage for your club, community group or event, complete the form below and return to the City's Health Services.
Quitting at any age has health benefits. If you are thinking about quitting it is important to choose a method you feel comfortable with and that suits your lifestyle.
For information and support to quit smoking call the Quit Line on 13 78 48 or visit the QuitNow website.