About Us

About the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania

We are the peak body representing and supporting community organisations, and the people theyassist, to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harm for all Tasmanians.

Our vision is a Tasmania without alcohol, tobacco or other drug related harm or discrimination.

Why we Exist

Problematic use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs continues to be a major cause of harm in Tasmania, and is a significant driver of preventable death, disease and illness, psychological distress, unemployment, homelessness, police arrests and prison sentences.

As an independent not-for-profit organisation, the ATDC represents a broad range of alcohol, tobacco and other drug organisations. These organisations provide information and awareness, prevention and early intervention, harm-reduction and specialised treatment and recovery services and programs.

What we do

Working with all levels of government and the community, the ATDC plays a vital role in leading, collaborating and advocating for increased investment into treatment services, and population based initiatives that reduce the harms associated with problematic substance use across Tasmania.

The ATDC supports the sector by delivering training, networking and information sharing opportunities, as well as undertaking policy and advocacy projects with, and on behalf of our members. At all times our work is underpinned by a commitment to evidence-based practices and policies, consumer participation, harm reduction, and partnerships and collaboration.

Strategic view

The ATDC has as a clear, strategic understanding of what services are provided, what services areneeded and how best to achieve the goal of reducing the negative impacts on the Tasmanian community from alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.


The ATDC advocates for abroad range of service providers and individuals working in prevention, promotion, early intervention, treatment, case management, research and harm reduction.

Independent leadership

The ATDC provides independent leadership to the sector to strengthen partnerships, inclusion and collaboration via our network of members and stakeholders

Sector development

Through training, policy and development projects the ATDC works with, and on behalf of, the sector.

Our Team

Get to know the incredible individuals who drive our mission forward, embody our values, and work tirelessly to deliver excellence. Discover their unique backgrounds and talents that make our team a cohesive force to be reckoned with.

Our Board

Meet the visionaries who steer our mission, share their expertise, and drive positive change. Learn about their dedication and the diverse perspectives that shape the sector’s future.

ATDC Constitution

The ATDC Constitution outlines the structure, governance and activities of the ATDC.

The ATDC Constitution was last amended in2022 following the passing of a SpecialResolution at the Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 29 September 2022.

ATDC Privacy Policy

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