Test purchases are regularly conducted at tobacco retailers, eating establishments and licensed premises for sales to minors to ensure compliance with the Tobacco Act.
Council also responds to any complaints of breaches of smoke free dining, display and advertising of tobacco products and cigarette sales to minors.
Smoking is prohibited in any enclosed dining area or workplace.
Under its Community Local Law, Hobsons Bay City Council has banned smoking at the following locations:
The consumption of alcohol is prohibited in some areas of Hobsons Bay.
The Community Local Law 2015 enables the Council to designate any area or areas within the municipality where a person must not consume alcohol or alternatively into which alcoholic beverages must not be taken. Victoria Police are authorised to enforce provisions of the Local Law in accordance with section 224A of the Local Government Act 1989.
Below is the alcohol restricted areas all year round:
Alcohol free zone within all public spaces in Williamstown along the Esplanade from Bayview Street to Thompson Street, including all areas south of the footpath to the waters of Port Phillip Bay and bounded to the north by Railway Place including the Williamstown Beach Railway Station. Excludes any business already permitted to serve alcohol.
Alcohol free zone within all public spaces in Mason Street/Paine Reserve. Newport extended north to Walker/Newcastle streets, across the railway lines to River or Farm Street, along Hall Street, North Road, incorporating the reserves between Hall and Davies Streets and back across the railway lines to Paine Reserve. Excludes any business already permitted to serve alcohol.
Alcohol free zone within all public spaces in the car park at Central Square Shopping Centre adjacent to the intersection of Central Avenue and Merton Street.