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No smoking between the flags

image of no smoking written in beach sand

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

If you are down on Bayside's beaches, butt out between flags.

Under the Tobacco Act 1987 smoking is banned at all patrolled beaches in Victoria, in the areas between the red-and-yellow lifesaving flags and within a 50-metre radius of a red-and-yellow flag.

Our six patrolled beaches in Bayside are Sandringham, Half Moon Bay, Hampton, Black Rock, Beaumaris and Brighton.

The ban applies during patrolled times, when one or more red-and-yellow flags installed by a Life Saving Victoria club are in place.

Council has erected signage at patrolled beaches advising beach users/visitors that smoking is prohibited and Council officers will respond to complaints from the public.

The infringement penalty for an individual smoking on a patrolled beach is $158.

Find out more about smoking bans in Victoria.

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