ATDC Workforce Survey 2023 – Report & Presentation

ATDC Workforce Survey 2023 Read insights into the workforce’s demographics, experiences, and challenges. Download Full Report Presentation Slides Read the slides used during the workforce survey presentation webinar. Download as PDF


Join your fellow alcohol, tobacco and other drugs sector workers, managers, and Lived Experience Advocates to share updates on sector issues, local news, and organisational updates. As part of our core commitment to supporting sector skills and professional development, we also deliver the “Frontline in Focus” skills session, which is designed to be a short, […]

Media Release – ATDC 2024 Election Advocacy Roundup

ATDC Media Releases

On the eve of the 2024 state election, the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania (ATDC) says it is yet to receive a commitment from either major political party about how they will reduce alcohol and drug-related harm in Tasmania if elected. ATDC CEO Dr Jackie Hallam said there was currently no plan or […]


ATDC position statements on decriminalisation 1. Personal use and possession of illicit drugs should be decriminalised The ATDC advocates a change toward the way that personal drug use and possession is handled in Tasmania. The ATDC advocates for a removal of criminal penalties toward people who are found with small quantities of illicit drugs for personal […]

ATDC Tasmanian Drug Strategy 2022 Submission

“We cannot endorse the Tasmanian Drug Strategy 2022-2027 as it stands as we believe that it will not drive the change that the sector, and Tasmanians who need support, require. It requires further development, and we stand ready to work closely with the State Government to assist in the development of strategy that will lead […]

Workforce Development

Position Statements on Workforce Development 1. Strategic direction There is currently no strategic direction guiding the Tasmanian ATOD workforce in its efforts to reform and to meet challenges. The development of a Tasmanian ATOD Workforce Development Strategy must be prioritised. 2. Longstanding funding issues Governments (both state and federal) can make an immediate impact by […]

Lived Experience and Public Participation Statement of Intent

The ATDC has created this statement to provide a guiding framework for how the voice of lived experience will be represented throughout our organisation and in the information and advice we provide to our members, lived experience advocates and other stakeholders. We recognise that lived experience of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs is multi-faceted and […]

ATDC Submission to National AOD Workforce Strategy Consultation

This submission provides a response to the consultation process conducted by the National Centre on Education Training on Addiction (NCETA) to support the development of a second National AOD Workforce Development Strategy. The National AOD Workforce Development Strategy aims to be a useful resource and guide for the AOD sector to inform planning and implementation […]

ATDC Budget Priority Statement 2022-2023

Driving Innovation Through Communities This submission includes five priorities for the 2022–23 Tasmanian State Budget and has been developed through comprehensive consultation with our members. The funding requests reflect shared sector priorities, and are all aligned with, and support the Reform Agenda for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector, and Our Healthcare Future. What do we […]


Enhancing the client journey: moving towards an Integrated ATOD Service System Position Paper Overview: 1.   Integration means coordinated action, collaboration and partnerships between agencies and professionals, underpinned by a communication framework both within the alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) specialist system and also with other sectors. Different approaches are required for vertical and horizontal integration […]