Smoking and using e-cigarettes is banned on hospital grounds, under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 and the Smoke-free Environment Regulation 2016. These bans protect people from harmful second-hand tobacco smoke. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke.
For help to quit smoking speak with your doctor, call the Quitline, or visit
- English: 13 7848
- Arabic: 1300 7848 03
- Chinese: 1300 7848 36
- Vietnamese: 1300 7848 65
- Korean: 1300 7848 23
- for all other languages, a telephone interpreter service can be arranged
You just don’t smoke around hospitals:
- Individuals observed to be smoking while on hospital grounds may be fined.
- Patients who smoke can receive free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) support during their stay in hospital. Please speak with our nursing or medical staff if you would like to take up this offer. For more information see our
NRT Information sheet.