The Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) Program supports communities to work together to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs (AOD).
The LDAT Program is open to all communities and application rounds are conducted twice a year.
The LDAT program is being implemented across Australia. By 2020, there will be 220 communities actively involved. The LDAT Program has been funded by the Australian Government as part of the response to the 2015 National Ice Action Strategy.
There are already 80 Local Drug Action Teams taking part in the program across Australia. Currently, teams range in size from those with three partner organisations, to some with over 20 partners. To view our current LDATs click here.
Organisations involved in the program vary greatly, with many not having a primary focus on alcohol and other drugs. Organisations often include local councils, health centres, youth services, employment agencies, sports teams, schools, businesses and police – to name a few.
LDATs are community-led; working on the ground to understand and then tailor action to the needs of their local area.
Local organisations that are committed to working together to prevent alcohol and other drug harms, including ‘Ice’, relevant to their community are encouraged to form a Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) and join the program. If this sounds like your organisation and you are interested in joining up with others in your community, or if you already have an existing partnership, we would love to hear from you.