Smokefree Wellington

“Kia wātea te ātea” – me auahi kore a Pōneke ā te tau 2025.

The Smokefree Wellington Action Plan supports the Government’s goal for New Zealand to be smokefree by 2025.

Areas around the city to become smokefree include Civic Square, bus stops, Council housing, and Council operated community centres, pools, recreation centres, building entrances, and laneways.

Free outdoor dining licences

If you go smokefree, outdoor dining licences are free.

Smokefree areas in Wellington

See below the areas across Wellington that are now smokefree. 

Further areas across the city may also be smokefree (this includes e-cigarettes) – some of these are set by businesses and land owners. Additional smokefree areas are set by the Smokefree Environments Act 1990. This Act means that all schools and early childhood centres, hospitality venues, and indoor workplaces are smokefree.

If you smoke it’s your choice, but please avoid the smokefree areas.

Area Where
All playgrounds
Across Wellington City
All skate parks
Across Wellington City
All sports parks (including artificial sports fields) Includes Newtown Park, Rugby League Park and the National Hockey Stadium
Bolton Street Cemetery
Bolton Street
Bus stops Includes all bus shelters across the Wellington City
Cable Car Lane
From the entrance on Lambton Quay
Civic Precinct and Civic Square (including all public entrances) All public entrance ways out to 10 meters
Entrances to all branch libraries All public entrance ways out to 10 meters
Entrances to all council community centres All public entrance ways out to 10 meters
Entrances to all recreation centres
All public entrance ways out to 10 meters
Entrances to all swimming pools
All public entrance ways out to 10 meters
Laneways
Includes Eva Street, Leeds Street, and Egmont Street
Midland Park
Lambton Quay, Wellington Central
Otari-Wilton's Bush
Wilton Road, Wilton
Truby King Park
Manchester Street, Melrose
Waitangi Park
Cable Street, Te Aro
Wellington Botanic Gardens Glenmore Street, Kelburn
Wellington Zoo Daniel Street, Newtown
Zealandia Waiapu Rd, Karori

Ready to quit smoking? You don’t have to do it alone. Call the Quitline on 0800 778 778.

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