Live Well Bellarine - Smoke and Vape free

Living smoke and vape free helps us breathe clean air and keeps everyone healthy.

We work with childcare, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools across the Bellarine Peninsula to help make them healthier places for our children and young people.

We help make these places smoke and vape free by working with these settings on the Achievement Program.

We use the Achievement Program to help create healthy places where we work, learn and play. Our Healthy Communities Team will support and guide you through the program.

If you are an early childhood service or school, why take part?

  • Healthy children learn better
  • Create community links by sharing your ideas and stories
  • Celebrate and promote your success

We are here to help your school, kinder or childcare centre become one of these places, please reach out to us [email protected] if you would like to know more.


We have put together a resource guide and other documents that will support education settings to navigate the topic of vaping.

This includes:

  • E-Cigarette and Vaping Resource Guide for Schools
  • What to do if a student is vaping at school? – a guide
  • Vaping Key Messages Guide, know what to say and how

Access these documents by filling out the Request Form here:
Vaping Resources Request Form



Tobacco and Vaping updates

  • What are the new vaping reforms in 2024?

    What are the new vaping reforms in 2024?

    At the end of 2023, the Federal Government announced new vaping reforms to commence on 1 January 2024 and 1 March 2024.  Quit Victoria has released a summary of the new vaping restrictions that will come into effect this year, read more about this below: From 1 January 2024:  A ban on the importation of

  • Reducing tobacco related harm

    Reducing tobacco related harm

    BCH CEO Garry Ellis, along with other health leaders across Victoria, are actively supporting the campaign to reduce tobacco-related harm. Below is his reflection on the importance of Bellarine Community Health and other health services working in this space. While Australia has been proactive in reducing tobacco use, it remains one of the leading causes

  • No Tobacco Day

    No Tobacco Day

    On Wednesday 31st of May it will be World No Tobacco Day. This is a global day to share information about smoking and vaping, including facts and support services. “In the past three years, an astonishing 77,200 Victorian adults took up vaping who’d previously never smoked, tripling their risk of taking up smoking. The number

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