There have been a number of strategies and campaigns set up by various agencies with a view of reducing alcohol-related harms and maintaining a safer drinking culture in Australia. For further information, refer to the following links.

Agencies & Campaigns

Department of Health and Aged Care– provides information about related health issues and Australian government policy.

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW – operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide education, information, referral, crisis counselling and support. Call (02) 9361 8000 (Sydney metro) or 1800 422 599 (outside Sydney metro and interstate).

Your Room – provides drug and alcohol information and advice, campaigns and resources.

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council – provides links to Aboriginal community controlled health services across NSW.

Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC) – provides services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Drug Info - run by the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF), the core purposes of the ADF are to prevent drug problems and reduce drug-related harms.

DrinkWise - not-for-profit organisation aiming to develop and maintain a safer drinking culture in Australia.

Drinking Nightmare - part of the National Binge Drinking Campaign, the main objective is to contribute to a reduction in harm associated with drinking to intoxication amongst young Australians.

Youth Law Australia - provides legal information to children and young people in Australia.

Lockout laws and last drinks to remain in Sydney - The NSW Government will maintain Sydney's lockout and last drinks laws.

My Nite – provides information on safe parties and registering your party with the NSW Police Force online.

Parentline - supports and nurtures positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and the significant other people who are important to the well-being of families.

Kids Helpline – provides a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years. Counselling is offered via the website or call 1800 55 1800.

ReachOut – provides practical tools and support to help young people get through a range of issues

Your Choice – provides practical tools and information in relation to the consequences of binge drinking, especially for teenagers.

Drink Spiking – Drink spiking occurs when a person adds alcohol or another drug to a drink without the knowledge of the person who will be drinking it.

Young People - The NSW Police Force has a strong commitment to building trust with young people while reducing crime, violence and fear of crime in the community.

Positive Choices - Get the facts, Stay smart, Stay safe