The ATDC is the peak body representing and supporting community organisations, and the people they assist, to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harm for all Tasmanians. Our vision is a Tasmania without alcohol, tobacco or other drug related harm or discrimination.
Problematic use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs continues to be a major cause of harm in Tasmania, and is a significant driver of preventable death, disease and illness, psychological distress, unemployment, homelessness and criminal offences.
As an independent not-for-profit, the ATDC represents Tasmanian member organisations across the spectrum of alcohol, tobacco and other drug services and programs. This includes information and awareness, prevention and early intervention and specialised treatment and recovery.
Working with all levels of government and the community, the ATDC plays a vital role in leading, collaborating and advocating for increased investment into treatment services, and population based initiatives that reduce the harms associated with substance use across Tasmania.
The ATDC supports the sector through training and sector capacity building, as well as undertaking policy and advocacy projects with, and on behalf of our members. At all times our work is underpinned by a commitment to evidence-based practices and policies, consumer participation, harm minimisation and partnerships and collaboration.
Benefits of membership
Members gain access to a range of services provided by the ATDC, as well as the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drugs sector.
- Stay informed: Through our eNews and website dedicated to sharing information, events and online sector resources
- Collaborate and network: Through our regular state-wide Regional Members Meetings, annual member networking forum and opportunities to share your information and experiences with other Tasmanian ATOD organisations and individuals;
- Build the capacity of your workforce: Organisational members access heavily subsidised evidence-based training, the ATDC’s capacity building small grants, biennial conference and the opportunity to nominate staff for the ATDC’s Tas Leaders Program scholarship;
- Inform sector development and policy: Members can contribute to the ATDC’s local and national policy submissions, contribute to the development of annual Tasmanian Government budget priority statement submissions, and be involved in planning and implementation initiatives relating to the Tasmanian Government’s ATOD reform agenda;
- Advocate for the sector: Active involvement with the ATDC allows you to work collaboratively to be advocates for change across a range of key issues impacting the Tasmanian ATOD sector (e.g. consumer representation, harm minimisation drug policy and increased investment for services or programs). Organisational and Individual Members can also nominate for appointment to the ATDC Board of Governance.
Full Membership – Voting
- Nominated representatives of non-government, not-for-profit organisations that are able to demonstrate an interest and involvement with the prevention and reduction of harms associated with alcohol, tobacco or other drug use
- Consumers, past or present, of alcohol, tobacco or other drug services in Tasmania (includes family members and/or carers)
- Other individuals committed to, and able to contribute to the purpose and objectives of the ATDC
- Life members, who have been individually acknowledged to have rendered outstanding service to the ATDC and/or the alcohol, tobacco and other drugs sector over a long period of time are provided with ongoing full membership. Life membership is granted at a General Meeting on the express recommendation of the ATDC Board of Governance.
Associate Membership – Non-Voting
- Individuals who are elected to government office, or organisations that do not qualify for full membership may apply for associate membership.