The Drug and Alcohol Program

Commonwealth funding for drug and alcohol related activities is provided under the Drug and Alcohol Program (the Program).

Page last updated: 21 April 2017

The Commonwealth Government, through the Department of Health, provides funding to a range of drug and alcohol related activities through the Drug and Alcohol Program. This includes funding drug and alcohol treatment services, a range of prevention activities, as well as supporting National leadership activities to guide Australian drug and alcohol policy. Commonwealth funding to drug and alcohol treatment services will also be provided through Primary Health Networks under the Annexure 2 of the of the Primary Health Network Grant Program Guidelines.

The Program received Legislative Authority through the 10 November 2016 Executive Council meeting and the Program Guidelines received approval for publication published on 14 November 2016.

The Program replaces two Flexible Funds, the Substance Misuse Service Delivery Grants Fund and the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants Fund and one program, the Non Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program.

The Drug and Alcohol Program Guidelines

The Drug and Alcohol Program Guidelines (the Guidelines) outline activities that are eligible for funding under the Guidelines and provide information on how to apply for funding for individuals and organisations that may be eligible.

PDF version: Drug and Alcohol Program Guidelines (PDF 420 KB)
Word version: Drug and Alcohol Program Guidelines (Word 215 KB)

The Guidelines consist of three Annexures which support different types of activities. These are:
  • Annexure 1: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services
  • Annexure 2: Drug and Alcohol Prevention
  • Annexure 3: Drug and Alcohol National Leadership