Alcohol and tobacco

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No Drinking of Alcohol in Public Places

In common with many other coastal areas, Surf Coast Shire has an alcohol ban in public places. Those caught drinking or carrying open containers of alcohol in the streets or public reserves will be liable for a $125 on-the-spot fine.

Tobacco legislation enforcement

As a result of Victoria's tobacco legislation we can now enjoy a smoke-free environment in most public spaces, and there are tougher penalties for retailers of illegal tobacco.

More details on tobacco laws for businesses can be found in the attached document Tobacco Information for Businesses(PDF, 23KB)   

For further information about the current laws please visit or contact Council’s Environmental Health Unit on 5261 0600.