Resources

FARE has been working since 2001 with communities, governments, health professionals and police across the country to stop alcohol harms by supporting world-leading research, raising public awareness and advocating for changes to alcohol policy.

As far as we have come in raising the awareness of the immense impact that alcohol misuse has on so many Australians, and in advocating for evidence based policy measures to address the harm, a great deal of work remains to be done.

FARE doesn’t shy away from that challenge.

Indeed, our new vision, Stopping harm caused by alcohol, better describes the sharp focus, determination and commitment of this organisation.

Thank you for your interest in the Alcohol Community Action Project (ACAP). ACAP was a 12 month pilot project which has now concluded.

While the pilot project has concluded, the website will remain available for all interested parties.

During its trial, ACAP successfully supported concerned community members across NSW community to engage with liquor licensing and planning processes.

The initiative proved an important first step in demonstrating the need for support for communities and providing a model for service implementation.

The pilot project consisted of two key resources; the website and a community adviser. It aimed to ensure that the control of liquor outlets reflect the expectations and aspirations local communities and not be solely driven by the wishes of liquor industry.

ACAP helped explain the complexities of problematic liquor-related Development Applications (DA’s), liquor licensing and related approvals, and complaints about liquor outlets. ACAP helps people within communities to mobilise and achieve:

  •  A community free from alcohol-related harms so everyone can safely enjoy public spaces day and night.
  • An informed and equal say on all liquor-related decisions that impact upon their community.
  •  A community that is not unfairly burdened with the high costs and dislocations of alcohol-related harms arising from the supply, promotion and availability of alcohol.
Sponsors

ACAP was made possible by a grant from the Australian Rechabite Foundation, and the project was administered by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.

Visit the ACAP website

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has published recommendations for drinking alcohol to avoid health risks. The Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol are based on evidence and understanding of the harms associated with drinking.

There is no level of drinking alcohol that can be guaranteed to be completely ‘safe’ or ‘have no risk’. The less you drink, the lower your risk of harm. 

For more information about the guidelines, visit the NHMRC website.

How much is a standard drink?

A standard drink is any drink containing 10 grams of alcohol. One standard drink always contains the same amount of alcohol regardless of  the alcohol type. To see how many standard drinks are in different alcohol products, see the guide below:

How much is a standard drink?

A standard drink is any drink containing 10 grams of alcohol. One standard drink always contains the same amount of alcohol regardless of  the alcohol type. To see how many standard drinks are in different alcohol products, see the guide below:

Can/Stubbie low-strength beer 0.8 standard drink
Can/Stubbie mid-strength beer 1 standard drink
Can/Stubbie full-strength beer 1.4 standard drinks
100ml wine (13.5% alcohol) 1 standard drink
30ml nip spirits 1 standard drink
Can spirits (approx 5% alcohol) 1.2 to 1.7 standard drinks
Can spirits (approx 7% alcohol) 1.6 to 2.4 standard drinks
Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council SA 08 8351 9031
ACT – Alcohol & Drug Program 02 6207 9977
Alcohol & Drug Council of Australia 02 6215 9800
Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand 0011 04 917 0060
Alcohol Think Again 03 9370 0333 or 1800 198 450
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT 02 6291 9591
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Council TAS Inc 03 6224 7780
Alcohol, pregnancy and FASD 08 9489 7724
Alcohol, Tobacco & other Drugs Council Tas Inc 03 6224 7780
Australian Government Dept of Health and Ageing 02 6289 1555 or 1800 020 103
Australian Government Grantslink 1800 026 222
Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council 1300 646 672
Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre 08 9370 6336
Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) 02 6289 2836
Australian Therapeutic Communities Association 0422 904 040
Australian Winter School www.winterschool.org.au
Centre for Alcohol Policy Research 03 9479 8785
Community Builders NSW Government 02 9716 2846
Dept of Family & Community Services NSW Government 02 9716 222
Drug & Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre 02 9699 3552
Drug & Alcohol Nurses of Australasia www.danaonline.org
Drug & Alcohol Services of SA 1300 13 1340
Drug Education Network 1300 369 319
Drug Info Line 1300 858 584
FASD Hub Australia www.fasdhub.org.au
Government of Western Australia Dept of Local Government and Communities 08 6217 8400 or 1800 281 116
Hello Sunday Morning www.hellosundaymorning.org
NATIONAL – Al-Anon Family Groups Australia 1300 ALANON (1300 252 666)
NATIONAL – Family Drug Support 1300 368 186
NATIONAL – Kids Help Line 1800 551 800
NATIONAL – Lifeline 13 11 14
NATIONAL – National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Australia 1300 306 238
NATIONAL – National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Australia 1300 306 238
NATIONAL – Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association 1800rffada
National Centre for Education Training & Addictions 08 8201 7535
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre 02 9385 0333
National Drug Research Institute Curtin University 08 9266 9266
Network of Alcohol & Drugs Agency 02 9698 8669
Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies 02 9698 8669
NSW – Regional 1800 422 599
NSW Health Drug and Alcohol Research Grants Program 02 9391 9727
NT – Central Australia 08 8951 7580
NT – Territory Health Services Darwin 08 8948 0087
NT – Territory wide 1800 131 350
Our Community 03 9320 6800
Parent Line 13 22 89
Philanthropy Australia 03 9662 9299
Public Health Association Australia 02 6285 2373
QLD – Metro 07 3837 5989
QLD – Regional 1800 177 833
Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research Education Centre 07 3365 5189
Queensland Network of Alcohol & other Drugs Agency 07 3010 6500
Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association FASD HELPLINE 1800rffada
SA – All 1300 131 340
SA Network of Drug & Alcohol Services 08 8231 8818 or 08 8212 9020
TAS – All 1800 811 994
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research 08 9489 7777
The Fundraising Institute of Australia 02 9411 6644 or 1300 889 670
Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre 03 8413 8413
VIC – All 1800 888 236
Victoria Alcohol & Drug Association 03 9412 5600
WA – Perth 08 9442 5000
WA – Regional 1800 198 024
WA Network of Alcohol & Drugs Agency 08 6365 6365

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