​Past projects and other resources on alcohol harm prevention:


​Safer Sydney

Alcohol-fuelled violence is an issue facing the Sydney & NSW community. Health Promotion, Northern Sydney Local Health District, took the challenge to create and submit entries in a Sydney based newspaper’s 2014 competition to create an ad addressing the antisocial behaviour. 

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​The Coaster Project​

The Coaster Project (aka How Often Do You Wear Beer Goggles Project) involved surveying patrons at Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai licensed premises on their drinking habits in April 2012.

The aim of the initiative was to obtain information on local conditions to help form the basis of future work targeting safe and responsible consumption of alcohol in the local area.

Coasters and posters, portraying images of people looking worse for wear from drinking alcohol, asked the leading 'How often do you wear beer goggles?' question and offered the chance to win a prize.

Patrons wishing to do the survey, simply scanned the Quick Response Code (QR Code) printed on the materials with their smart phone. They were then presented with an online survey to complete.

This project was a partnership project between Ryde Hornsby Health Promotion Unit, Hornsby Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Liquor Accord (HKLA).

Results Summary

  • Over 20% of patrons consumed eight or more drinks on one occasion ‘weekly’.
  • Almost 10% consumed eight or more drinks on one occasion ‘daily’.
  • Over a third of patrons consumed large amounts of alcohol before attending a licensed venue - 20% of patrons consumed ‘3-5’ drinks and over 10% consumed ‘6 or more’ drinks, prior to going out to a pub or club.

Download a copy of the How Often Do You Wear Bear Goggles? report

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​EAGLE Project

Posters - ChilloutThe EAGLE (Eastwood and Gladesville Liquor Education) project targeted 18-25 year old patrons at licensed premises in the Ryde, Gladesville and Pennant Hills areas.

EAGLE was a joint project between Ryde Hornsby Health Promotion Unit and Eastwood Gladesville Liquor Accord (EGLA) with funding from the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation (AERF).

The project ran between December 2010 and January 2011 with 15 premises participating.

Five key project messages encouraged safe and responsible drinking behaviour via drink coasters, in-house TV screens, posters and in some cases beamed to patron’s mobile phones via Bluetooth.

The EAGLE ProjectMessages covered:

  • shouting mates a drink
  • leaving when asked
  • improving knowledge about 'standard drinks’
  • drink driving
  • violence, aggression and abusive behaviour

Download a copy of the:EAGLE Project Report

Campaign Resources

Coasters - English
Posters - English  |  Chinese  |  Korean
In-House TV Screens - English  |  Chinese  |  Korean
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