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Tobacco Legislation

Amendments to the Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998 require all Stadiums Queensland venues to be smoke free. The affected venues are:

Brisbane Entertainment Centre 
1300 SMILES Stadium (Townsville) 
The Gabba 
Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (formally known as QEII) 
Sleeman Sports Complex 
Suncorp Stadium 
Cbus Super Stadium
Queensland Tennis Centre
Metricon Stadium

This means smoking is prohibited within a major sports facility (including small external buildings such as toilet  blocks); or within four metres of all building entrances.

Car parks and grounds areas are excluded under the legislation.

Who is the lead Government Department on the new legislation?

Queensland Health is leading the Queensland Government’s initiative on the  new smoking reforms. More information is available from Queensland Health.

How will Stadiums Queensland venue patrons be informed of the restrictions?

Queensland Health has developed an educational campaign, Nobody Smokes Here Any More, designed to inform the public that it is now illegal to smoke at a major sports facility in Queensland.

Stadiums Queensland venues now display “Nobody Smokes Here Any More” signage advising patrons that smoking is prohibited and that fines apply.

Patrons who light up will be asked to extingish their cigarette. Patrons who do not comply with the request will be removed from the venue.

Is there a fine? What is it?

A $220 on-the-spot fine for the smoker or fines of up to $2200 may be issued by a Magistrates Court. Offenders may also be prohibited from entering a Stadiums Queensland venue.

Who will enforce the bans?

Under the Queensland Health legislation, Queensland Health Environmental Officers are responsible for issuing on-the-spot fines. However, venue and  security staff will have the authority to remove patrons and prohibit entry.

For specific impacts to each venue please view below:

Brisbane Entertainment Centre 
1300 SMILES Stadium (Townsville) 
The Gabba 
Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre
The Sleeman Centre
Suncorp Stadium
Cbus Super Stadium
Queensland Tennis Centre
Metricon Stadium

BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Smoking is banned within the buildings and four metres from the entry to the  building (including balconies and the main entry stairwell). Smoking is also not permitted in the outdoor cafe area within the plaza.

Where can I smoke?

Smoking is permitted in car parks and grounds and within the lower plaza area in front of the main entry, other than where signage indicates smoking is not  permitted.

Can I leave the venue to smoke?

Pass outs may be issued to patrons wishing to leave the venue to smoke. This  decision will be made on an event basis by the Venue Manager and hirer  taking into account, and having regard for, patron safety and enjoyment. The  availability of pass outs may change from event to event.

If pass outs are provided, the pass out and entry ticket must be produced to venue staff to re-enter the venue.

1300 SMILES STADIUM (Townsville)

Smoking is banned in all areas within the stadium fence.

Where can I smoke?

Smoking is allowed outside the fence in the car park (beyond four metres from  the venue entry points).

Can I leave the venue to smoke?

Pass outs may be issued to patrons wishing to leave the venue to smoke. This  decision will be made on an event basis by the Venue Manager and hirer  taking into account, and having regard for, patron safety and enjoyment. The  availability of pass outs may change from event to event.

If pass outs are provided, the pass out and entry ticket must be produced to venue staff to re-enter.

THE GABBA

Smoking is banned within the stadium and four metres from each entry point.

Where can I smoke?

In public areas outside the stadium where ‘no-smoking’ signage is not visible.

Can I leave the venue to smoke?

Pass outs may be issued to patrons wishing to leave the venue to smoke. This decision will be made on an event basis by the Venue Manager and hirer taking into account, and having regard for, patron safety and enjoyment. The availability of pass outs may change from event to event.

If pass outs are provided, the pass out and entry ticket must be produced to  venue staff to re-enter the venue.

QUEENSLAND SPORT AND ATHLETICS CENTRE

Smoking is banned in all areas within the main stadium, the State Athletics  Centre, the Beach Volleyball Facility and all buildings and within four metres  from each entry point.

Where can I smoke?

Smoking is permitted in the car parks and grounds.

Can I leave the venue to smoke?

Pass outs may be issued to patrons wishing to leave the venue to smoke. This  decision will be made on an event basis by the Venue Manager and hirer  taking into account, and having regard for, patron safety and enjoyment. The  availability of pass outs may change from event to event.

If pass outs are provided, the pass out and entry ticket must be produced to  venue staff to re-enter the venue.

THE SLEEMAN SPORTS COMPLEX

Smoking is banned within all buildings and four metres from the entry to each building.

Where can I smoke?

Smoking is permitted in the car parks and grounds.

Can I leave the venue to smoke?

Pass outs may be issued to patrons wishing to leave the venue to smoke. This  decision will be made on an event basis by the Venue Manager and hirer  taking into account, and having regard for, patron safety and enjoyment. The  availability of pass outs may change from event to event.

If pass outs are provided, the pass out and entry ticket must be produced to  venue staff to re-enter the venue.

SUNCORP STADIUM

Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Stadium including the bus station and  the underground car parks.

Where can I smoke?

Smoking is permitted in designated areas off the plaza areas at the Northern  and Southern ends of the Stadium.

Can I leave the venue to smoke?

Limited pass-outs for patrons wanting to leave the Stadium are available.

CBUS SUPER STADIUM

Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Stadium.

Where can I smoke?

Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the ticket gates.

Can I leave the venue to smoke?

Limited pass-outs for patrons wanting to leave the Stadium are available.

QUEENSLAND TENNIS CENTRE

Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Stadium.

Where can I smoke?
Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside the ticket gates.

Can I leave the venue to smoke?

Limited pass-outs for patrons wanting to leave the Stadium are available.
 

METRICON STADIUM

Under the Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998 (Qld) smoking is prohibited in all areas of Metricon Stadium except in designated smoking only areas as signed.

Where can I smoke?

Smoking is permitted a minimum of four metres outside Gates 1,2, 3 and 5, as well as in Designated Smoking Only Areas inside the Stadium’s fence line. These areas are located in the plaza opposite Aisle 108 and opposite Stair/Ramp T and can be identified by signage. Food and drink cannot be taken into these areas. Locations of Designated Smoking Only areas may vary for non-football events.
 
Can I leave the venue to smoke?

For most events customers are permitted to exit the stadium by collecting a Pass Out from staff at Gate 1,2, 3 or 5.  Customers exiting the stadium must have their event ticket to receive a pass out. Smoking is then permitted a minimum of four metres outside these gates. To re-enter the stadium, customers are required to present their pass out and event ticket to staff.
 

 

Our Venues

  • Brisbane Entertainment Centre
  • 1300Smiles Stadium
  • The 'Gabba
  • Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre
  • Queensland Tennis Centre
  • Cbus Super Stadium
  • Sleeman Sports and Aquatics Centre
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  • Suncorp Stadium