NSW Health funds and coordinates statewide drug and alcohol programs, including early and brief interventions, treatment and extended care services that are delivered by hospital networks, non-government organisations and other partner departments.

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The Centre for Population Health is responsible for coordinating the NSW Health contribution to whole-of-government policy development and implementation in alcohol and other drugs.


NSW Health produces a wide range of resources on alcohol and other drugs for the public and health professionals, including reports, guides, brochures and fact sheets.

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Early Intervention Innovation Fund

A new opportunity to help build the evidence base for early intervention models to support people at risk, with a particular focus on young people using drugs, will provide funding of $8million over four years.

The fund consists of two funding pathways:

  • Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Evaluation Grants
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Early Intervention Innovation Grants
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Guidelines for music festival event organisers

The Guidelines describe harm reduction strategies to support event organisers to deliver safe music festivals in NSW.

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