Alcohol & drugs

Casey Alcohol Accord 2011-2016

The City of Casey has developed the Casey Alcohol Accord 2011 - 2016 in partnership with Victoria Police, Department of Justice – Responsible Alcohol Victoria, licensed venues and packaged liquor outlets in the City of Casey.

The Accord is a voluntary agreement between businesses selling liquor and government representatives in the City of Casey to promote the responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol, and encourage a high standard of behaviour in the community. The Accord provides Best Practice Principles and Self Audit Checklists for businesses to use guiding ‘Responsible Service of Alcohol’, ‘Improved Safety and Security’, ‘Commitment to Being Good Neighbours’ and ‘Packaged Liquor Responsibilities’.

Aim of the Accord

To contribute to the health, wellbeing and safety of the residents and visitors to the City of Casey, by promoting the responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol and to foster a pleasant amenity within the City of Casey by encouraging high standards of behaviour in the community.

Casey Alcohol Accord Working Group

The City of Casey facilitates a quarterly Alcohol Accord working group. The purpose of this group is to bring together stakeholders to collaborate toward achieving this aim of the Casey Alcohol Accord. Membership of this group is made up of representatives from the City of Casey, Victoria Police, Department of Justice – Responsible Alcohol Victoria, licensed venues and packaged liquor outlets in the City of Casey. The role of the working group is to:

  • Foster communication and maintain partnerships as a commitment to the Alcohol Accord.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the Casey Alcohol Accord.
  • Identify emerging issues that need to be addressed in relation to alcohol harm minimisation within the City of Casey.
  • Set priorities and actions of the Working Group, which will be detailed in an ongoing action plan.
  • Work co-operatively to contribute to initiatives that emerge from the action plan.
  • Develop a means of communicating achievements to the broader community.

How to become involved

Managers or owners of licensed venues or packaged liquor outlets within the City of Casey are invited to become involved in the Casey Alcohol Accord Working Group. For further information, please contact Council’s Health Promotion team on 9705 5200.

More information

Casey Alcohol Accord 2011-2016 (3mb)

So You Know - Poster (5mb)

Underage Drinking - Poster (3mb)

Alcohol and Drug Services

A range of organisations provide alcohol and drug services for residents in the City of Casey including

  • Information
  • Support and advice
  • Education
  • Treatment options

Australian Alcohol Guidelines

The Australian Alcohol Guidelines (health risks and benefits)

Alcoholics Anonymous 
Self help groups - call 9429 1833 for local meetings

Alcohol and Other Drugs Services in Victoria

Australian Drug Foundation

Australian Government
The Australian Government's information site for alcohol.

Australian Drug Information Network

Drug Information, Counselling and Referral
Victorian Government

Family Drug Help 1300 660 068
Support for families affected by drug use

Hepatitis C Council of Victoria

Narcotics Anonymous 9525 2833
Self help groups - call for local meetings

Quit Victoria

Somazone
Somazone is a website that was developed by young people for young people.  Somazone provides fast, free, anonymous access to quality assured information.

South East Alcohol & Drug Services (SEADS) 8792 2330
The service aims to reduce the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by providing a range of professional services, including:

  • Assessment and referral
  • Withdrawal
  • Support groups
  • Youth specific services
  • Family programs
  • Drink Drive Program

Counselling services available locally.

 Windana Youth Residential Withdrawal Service  9791 9999
A community-based residential withdrawal service for young people

Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS) 9701 3488
Services for young people include: assessment and referral, outreach, withdrawal and day program

24 Hour Telephone Support

Direct Line (Drug & Alcohol) 1800 888 236
Life Line 13 11 14
Kids Help Line 1800 551 800
Quitline 13 18 48
Suicide Helpline 1300 651 251