Measure your success

Some example measures of success, and tools to measure the success of community participation in liquor licensing are provided below. You may find these a useful starting point for measuring the success of your Community Action Plan activity.

Process measures • Engage with (xx number) community organisations to assist in establishing partners to support work in liquor licensing activity
• Recruitment of (xx number) partners involved to participate in a liquor licence objection
• Conduct (xx number) meetings held with partners to increase knowledge of how to participate in liquor licensing objections
• Conduct (xx number) community events to raise awareness of how the community can participate in local liquor licensing matters
• Increase local awareness and engage the community by increasing the number of local media articles focused on addressing local liquor licensing issues by (xx number)
• Increase evidence collected to support a liquor licence objection (e.g. profiling local community issues related to a liquor licensing issue) by (xx number)
• Submit (xx number) liquor licence objections within 12 months
• Increase number of objections from [insert area] community members and/or [insert name] community organisations by (xx number).
Impact/outcome measures • (xx number) partners will report on stronger connections between community and partner organisations as a result of participating in community liquor licensing activities
• (xx number) participants will report an increase in awareness of the benefits of strong partnerships and how to become involved in and influence decision-making regarding liquor licensing matters
• (xx number) community members and partners will report an increase in awareness of alcohol-related harms in the community
• (xx number) community members and partners will report an increase in awareness of the liquor licensing process
• The number of liquor licence applications to be refused or altered (e.g. conditions put in place) will decrease by (xx number) as a result of community participation in liquor licensing activities
• (xx number) partners will report an increase in awareness of the harms associated with increased availability of alcohol
• Police report that number of incident reports (e.g. anti-social behaviour and other problems arising from alcohol) associated with risky drinking decreased by (xx number)
Tools to measure success • document analysis (e.g. meeting minutes, submissions from community members and partners, etc.)
• partnerships analysis
• liquor outlet density data
• trading hours exemptions lists
• focus groups
• interviews.

Next steps

Other things you can do to support your community:

1) Work with your community partners to educate older adults about alcohol and other drugs: see Alcohol, Other Drugs and Older People toolkit

2) Work with your community partners to further connect and strengthen your community: see Strong and Connected Communities toolkit

3) Work with your community partners to encourage greater engagement with volunteering: see Involving Volunteers toolkit.