Smoking will be banned on all of Curtin University's five WA campuses from next year, with other universities likely to enforce similar boycotts.
Curtin has decreed there will be no smoking anywhere on its grounds from January 1, including in supplied housing and cars, with breaches liable to a fine.
Corporate services vice president Ian Callahan said the university had a duty of care to protect employees and students from hazards such as second-hand smoke. Fewer than 10 per cent of staff and students were regular smokers.
Notre Dame University has had a strict non-smoking policy since 2002.
Edith Cowan University has a proposal for a similar smoke-free policy at the same time as Curtin.
Murdoch University is looking at making its Murdoch and Rockingham campuses smoke-free next year.
The University of WA plans to ban smoking from next year.