Minimising the Harm of Alcohol Policy Statement


Alcohol is a part of the Australian culture for many people, 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 Planning and Development team on 1300 179 944 or at

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