Developing a community action plan

This section provides guidance for groups as they plan their community alcohol and drug projects. Follow the stages needed to complete the Community Action Plan template.

Community Action Plan key stages

Local Drug Action Teams are required to provide their Team name, project title and start date when completing the Community Action Plan template. The template is then structured around the six key stages of developing your Community Action Plan:

  1. Confirm your local issue and target audience
  2. Determine your project
  3. Set your objectives
  4. Map your steps
  5. Define your budget
  6. Measure your success


Teams can also seek further guidance from their Alcohol and Drug Foundation Relationship Manager.


Download the Community Action Plan template

What is a Community Action Plan?

Community Action Plans provide a framework or ‘road map’ for implementing change in the community to prevent alcohol and other drug harms. Community Action Plans describe what the community wants to accomplish as part of a Local Drug Action Team, what steps are required during a specified timeline and what resources (people, money and materials) are needed to be successful.

Core aspects of community action

Community action to prevent alcohol and drug-related harm has a number of core elements which should be considered during the development of your Community Action Plan, and incorporated throughout your project.

  • a focus on preventing alcohol and drug problems before they occur (not responding to/treating problems)
  • community-driven, with strong community consultation and engagement
  • collaboration and partnerships with local community partners
  • informed by evidence, and responsive to local data and need.

Webinar: Developing your Community Action Plan

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