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Why are we trialling vape and smoke free sites?

The Victorian Government has already introduced legislated areas like play spaces, skate parks and sporting venues where people cannot smoke and vape.

Between 2021 and 2023 the City of Greater Bendigo carried out consultation with children who told us they wanted to see more areas where smoking and vaping is banned.

In response to this feedback we are now trialling a number of areas that may become smoke and vape free in the future.

Members of the wider community are now invited to provide their feedback.

If these trials are successful, we will consult with you again before any formal changes are made. We will make more sites smoke and vape free if the community supports it. This work has been funded by a VicHealth grant.

Have your say

We want to know what you think. Do you support more smoke and vape-free locations across Greater Bendigo? You can have input by completing this survey.

The survey will be open until May 10th, 2024.

The project so far

Frequently Asked Questions

Key dates

  • Timeline item 1 - complete


    Children prioritise non-smoking as an area for action

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    March - June 2023

    Community consultation and school engagement sessions

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    June 2023

    Consultation analysis

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Deisgn a Campaign Competition

    Oct - Dec 2023

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Vape and smoke free site trials begin

    May 15, 2024

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Vape and smoke free site trials end

    June 28, 2024

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Community informed of outcome

    Late 2024

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Jo Connellan
Phone 1300 002 642


Here are some helpful resources if you or someone you know wants to quit smoking or vaping.