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Local Drug Action Team Program



The Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) Program aims to help communities work together to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug harms and issues, notably crystalline methamphetamine, more commonly known as ice.

The Australia-wide program will be implemented by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation between 2016 and 2020. It will provide a platform and resources to support communities to develop and deliver evidence-informed social change projects that prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug harms and issues.

It is anticipated that there will be up to 220 communities involved in the program by 2020. Communities are invited to form groups with cross-sector representatives and may apply to become an LDAT. 

The LDAT Program has been funded by the Australian Government as part of the response to the Final report of the national ice taskforce (2015) and the National ice action strategy (2015). For more information, see the links below.

Abstract adapted from Alcohol and Drug Foundation website


Alcohol and Drug Foundation 
PO Box 818
North Melbourne Vic 3051
Ph: (03) 9611 6100
Fax: (03) 8672 5983

Related publications

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2015)

Final report of the National Ice Taskforce.

Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia

This final report by the National Ice Taskforce was produced based on extensive community consultation and research in response to issues raised by the drug, crystal methamphetamine (ice).

The report found that ice use in Australia is a complex problem that requires a multi-faceted response. Proportionally, Australia uses more methamphetamine than almost any other country.

In its report, the Taskforce has made 38 recommendations across five areas of priority. The five priority areas are:

Abstract adapted from Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2015)

National Ice Action Strategy: 2015.

Canberra: Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Last updated: 20 October 2017
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