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Links and contacts

Consumer information

Al-Anon Family Groups
Alcohol and Drug Foundation Queensland-ADFQ
Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code-ABAC
Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies-ACYS
Australian Drug Foundation-ADF
Australian Drug Information Network-ADIN
Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre
Australian Institute of Health & Welfare
Australian National Council on Drugs-ANCD
Australian parenting website
Australian Parents Council-APC
Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs-APSAD
Child and Youth Health
Drug Education Network-DEN
Family Drug Help
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education-FARE
Health Direct
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre-NDARC
National Drug Research Institute - NDRI
National Drug Strategy
National Health and Medical Research Council
National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - NOFASD
National Rural Health Alliance
National Tobacco Campaign (Quitnow)
Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies
Parenting Strategies
Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies-QNADA
South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services-SANDAS
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
The Right Mix-Department of Veterans' Affairs
Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association-VAADA
Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies-WANADA
Your Room - drug and alcohol information

Where to go for help

National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

The states and territories operate local alcohol and other drug telephone services that offer support, information, counselling and referrals to services. These Alcohol and Drug Information Services offer services for:
    • individuals
    • family and friends
    • general practitioners
    • other health professionals
    • business and community groups.
For free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs, call the National Alcohol and Other Drug hotline: 1800 250 015. It will automatically direct you to the Alcohol and Drug Information Service in your state or territory.

Kids Helpline

for ages 5 to 25 years
1800 551 800
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Parenting Helplines

ACT 02 6287 3833
9am-9pm Monday to Friday

New South Wales 1300 130 052
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Northern Territory 1300 301 300
8am - 10pm, 7 days a week

Queensland 1300 301 300
8am-10pm, 7 days a week

South Australia 1300 364 100
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Tasmania 1300 808 178
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Victoria 13 22 89
8am-midnight, 7 days a week

Western Australia 08 6279 1200 or free call 1800 654 432
24 hours a day, 7 days a week


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Laws and Penalties

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