Minimising the Harm of Alcohol Policy Statement


*This policy is currently being updated. For more information please visit Draft Alcohol Harm Prevention Policy | Participate Hobsons Bay

According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, alcohol is the most widely used drug in Australia, with drinking often associated with socialising and relaxation. However, some groups are consuming alcohol in a risky manner, despite a decrease in per-capita alcohol consumption nationally.

This policy statement aims to mitigate the negative impacts of alcohol by adopting a harm minimisation approach, focusing on demand, supply and harm reduction.

For more information contact the Social and Strategic Planning team on 1300 179 944 or at

Minimising the Harm of Alcohol 2016 Policy Statement(PDF, 1MB)