Supporting Australia’s mature drinking culture

Australia’s drinking culture is mature and responsible

Drinking trends across Australia are changing dramatically, and for the better.

The most comprehensive independent data on Australian drinking trends, the National Drug Strategy Household Survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, found that over the last 10–15 years there have been significant declines in people drinking at risky levels. Fewer Australians are drinking on a daily or weekly basis, and more are deciding not to drink at all.

Importantly, these trends continued throughout COVID-19 lockdowns. In a study conducted by ANU, 53% of Australians reported their alcohol consumption remained unchanged and a further 27% reported a decrease in their alcohol consumption.

Drinkwise: supporting a healthier and safer drinking culture

Spirits & Cocktails Australia and our members were instrumental in setting up Drinkwise, an independent, not-for-profit organisation, focused on promoting a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia. Visit the Drinkwise website for information and resources on responsible consumption and for the latest information on Drinkwise campaigns.