Smoking is not permitted on any UQ campus or recognised site. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes, vape pens or other devices.

UQ became smoke-free on 1 July 2018. The decision to go smoke-free supports UQ's commitment to providing a productive, safe, and healthy working and learning environment.

The smoke-free policy at the University covers all:

  • campuses
  • research sites
  • UQ-leased premises
  • car parks and ovals
  • UQ fleet vehicles
  • other motor vehicles while on campus.

All staff, students, visitors, contractors and volunteers are required to follow UQ's smoke-free policy. This includes the general public walking across any part of UQ's campuses or sites.

These boundary maps show the areas where smoking is not permitted on selected UQ sites: 

If you move off site to smoke, we strongly recommend that you choose an area that is not remote, is safe and is well lit at night.

Smoking at UQ's residential colleges is subject to the respective colleges' smoking policies. The smoking areas around these colleges are for college residents' use only.

For more information, see the Smoke-Free UQ Policy.

Support to quit

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but support options are available. 

Quitline at 13QUIT (13 78 48) is a free and confidential service that provides advice and assistance tailored to your particular needs. Trained counsellors are available 7 days a week to offer support and encouragement.

Doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals can provide advice on replacement therapy and other treatments. You can also find additional support and information through: