Towong Shire

Smoking Laws and Tobacco Enforcement

Smoking is the largest contributor to preventable death in Australia and is known to increase the risk of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and many other illnesses.

A number of laws have been passed in recent years to help protect Victorians from tobacco-related illnesses. Towong Shire Council is responsible for ensuring all premises within the municipality comply with these laws.


Further information

The Department of Health (link: Department of Health has more information on tobacco reforms and the Tobacco Act 1987 or you can contact Council.


Report to Council

You can contact Council to report incorrect practices related to smoking and tobacco. Council investigates all reports.

Last updated: 12 December 2017