Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Smoking in the Workplace Policy

Status Current
Effective Date 8th September 2016
Review Date 17th June 2020
Approval Authority Executive Director, Human Resources
Approval Date 1st September 2016
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Unit Head Fiona Murphy
Director, Culture, Capability and Wellbeing
+61 (02) 6338 4327
Author Melissa Lombe
Manager, Health Safety and Wellbeing
Enquiries Contact Division of People and Culture
+61 2 63384884

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

The Unit Head field has been updated from the Executive Director, Human Resources to the Director, Culture, Capability and Wellbeing, to align with current structure.


The Smoking in the Workplace Policy has been recommended to have the review date extended to June 2020 as no changes were required in June 2019. As approved by the Executive Director, Human Resources. 


Amendments as approved by the Executive Director, Human Resources under Delegation GOV10, include updates due to 2015 regulatory changes associated with outdoor eating areas; maps produced to ensure designated eating areas or non-smoking areas are well defined; and minor changes to a number of clauses that do not effect intent of the Policy.



Clauses Amended

Policy: 1, 3-4, 7-8, 11-16


March 2020 “Division of Human Resources changed to Division of People and Culture”.