Eating, drinking and smoking rules

Smoking is not permitted while waiting for a service at a station, stop or wharf, or on any modes of transport in NSW. Some services allow you to eat and drink during your trip.

On Sydney Trains

You can eat and drink on Sydney trains as long as you take your rubbish with you. Consumption of alcohol or being in possession of an open container of alcohol is not permitted.

An on-the-spot fine of $400 applies for drinking alcohol on Sydney trains and stations.

On NSW regional trains

If you are over 18 years of age you can purchase and consume alcohol on board NSW TrainLink services. You cannot consume alcohol that you have purchased elsewhere and brought on board.

Smoking is not permitted at any time on trains or at any stations, whether uncovered or outdoors. An on-the-spot fine of $300 applies for smoking.

On Sydney and Newcastle buses and private buses

You may not eat or drink on buses except under special circumstances (such as for a medical condition). Fines of up to $100 apply for this offence. Smoking is not permitted and is subject to penalty.

On Sydney Ferries

You can eat and drink on most Sydney ferries. Follow any directions from the crew and put rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you. The F1 Manly Ferry has a café on board.

Drinking alcohol or carrying an open container of alcohol is not permitted. Smoking is not permitted at any time on wharves or on board vessels. You will be given an on-the-spot fine of $300.

On Light rail

You can eat and drink on Light rail as long as you take your rubbish with you. Consumption of alcohol or being in possession of an open container of alcohol is not permitted.An on-the-spot fine of $400 applies for drinking alcohol on Light rail and at any stops.

Smoking is not permitted at any time on Light rail or at any stops, whether uncovered or outdoors. An on-the-spot fine of $300 applies for smoking.