Online sale and rapid delivery makes alcohol more accessible at home – the most common place for people to use alcohol.
This increases alcohol harms in the home, such as self-harm and family violence.
A FARE survey showed rapid delivery within two hours is associated with risky drinking – with 38 per cent of people drinking more than 11 standard drinks on the day of delivery.
There are studies suggesting delivery is used to extend drinking sessions and people report receiving deliveries while intoxicated.
Studies have also found alcohol companies do not consistently verify age when selling and delivering alcohol, sometimes leaving deliveries at the door.
Poor checks and balances mean alcohol could be delivered to people who are intoxicated and people underage.