The Other Talk Booklet

This colourful booklet for parents provides tips on starting a discussion about alcohol and other drugs with children. Perfect handout for parent group discussions addressing this topic. Download the booklet [PDF:2.4MB] Contact DrugInfo for copies of the booklet. (Limited availability) Having open communication with your family has never been so important. Equip yourself with the […]

Safe partying tips for ‘Schoolies’

In the lead up to ‘schoolies’ or ‘leavers’ events it’s a good idea to have The Other Talk with your child and discuss some of the tips below for staying safe and having a good time during the celebrations.   Have a plan for the week Keep busy – find out about activities so alcohol […]

Plan a safe teen party

  Safe party planner Using our safe party planner can help when having the conversation with your child about how their party will be organised and run on the night. Having a clear understanding about all the things listed on the planner can help make sure everyone has the same expectations about the party and […]

Victoria

  Under Victoria’s Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is illegal to supply alcohol to people aged under 18 years in a private home unless parental consent has been given. Offenders are liable for a fine of over $7,000. Find out more: Teen Drinking Law Please note: This information does not constitute legal advice and […]

Northern Territory

  Under Section 106C of the Northern Territory’s Liquor Act it is illegal to supply alcohol to people aged under 18 years in a private home unless it is supplied by: a parent, step-parent or guardian an adult who has the parental rights and responsibilities for the child. However, if the supply of this alcohol […]

Tasmania

  Under Tasmania’s Police Offences Act 1935 it is illegal to supply alcohol to people aged under 18 years in a private home unless it is supplied by: a parent, adult with parental rights and responsibilities an adult who has the approval of the child’s parent or guardian. However, if the supply of this alcohol […]

Queensland

  Under Section 156A of the Queensland Liquor Act 1992 it is illegal to supply alcohol to people aged under 18 years in a private home unless it is supplied by: a parent, step-parent, guardian an adult with parental responsibilities However, if the supply of this alcohol is not accompanied with ‘responsible supervision’, the supplier […]

New South Wales

  Under Section 117 of the New South Wales Liquor Act 2007 it is illegal to supply alcohol to people aged under 18 years in a private home unless it is supplied by: the child’s parent or guardian an adult who had the approval of the child’s parent or guardian. A person convicted of secondary […]