Smoke free policy

Tamworth Regional Council introduced the Smoke-Free Environment Policy (PDF 242.9KB) in 2016. The policy aims to improve the health and well-being our community members and improve the public amenity of our city and surrounds.

The smoke free areas currently apply in the following areas:

  • Tamworth CBD: Peel Street (between Bourke and Hill streets); and Fitzroy Street (between Kable Avenue and Marius Street).
  • Manilla CBD: Manilla Street (between Court and Market streets)
  • Barraba CBD on Queen Street (between Alice and Savoy streets) 


The policy was developed after extensive community consultation, which showed strong support for a smoke-free environment policy for our region. Our policy complements the NSW Smoke-Free Environment Act and covers additional areas that aren’t included in the State Legislation.

Please refer to our Smoke-Free Environment Policy (PDF 242.9KB) for full details of smoke-free zones (including the use of electronic cigarettes) in our region.

For more information on the current smoke free laws in NSW please visit the NSW Health website.

To access more information about smoking and its health impacts see the Cancer Council website.