Research & polling

FARE continues to fund and undertake research that contributes to the knowledge-base about alcohol harms and strategies to reduce them.

This research is used to inform our approach to evidence-based alcohol policy development, ensuring that the solutions we are advocating for are informed by research. FARE’s research is also often quoted by governments, other not-for-profit organisations and researchers in public discussions about alcohol, demonstrating that FARE is seen as a leading source of information.


We partner with a range of universities and research institutes to conduct leading alcohol research, and support both investigator-led and commissioned research in areas that assist with furthering our policy priorities.

Alcohol use and harm during COVID-19

This Report provides a snapshot of the recent available data on alcohol use and harm during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, focusing on the period between March – May 2020.

Community polling

FARE also conducts regular nation-wide polling to determine community attitudes and behaviours relating to alcohol.

We see polling as an important way to track community attitudes on a range of issues. This assists with determining our priorities and informing governments of community opinions on varied policy options.