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 regular state-wide member meetings and networking opportunities delivered both face-to-face and virtually to share your information and experiences with other Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector organisations and individuals
- Build the capacity of your workforce: Full members can access exclusive, heavily subsidised evidence-based training tailored to the ATOD sector, 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). Full members and associate members (excluding government departments and individuals elected to government office) can also nominate for appointment to the ATDC Board of Governance.
Full Membership – Voting
- Legally constituted non-government and not-for-profit associations whose prime function includes the delivery or alcohol, tobacco or other drug services.
Associate Membership – Non-Voting
- Organisations that do not qualify for full membership, and individuals that have an interest in the reduction of harms associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. This includes life members of the ATDC, and any person elected to government office.
Membership forms are currently being updated to reflect recent changes following the ATDC AGM. Membership forms will be available soon, however please contact us at any time if you have questions about becoming a member of the ATDC.
The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council life membership is awarded to individuals acknowledged by the Council to have rendered outstanding service to the Council and/or the ATOD sector over a long period of time.
Life members are individuals acknowledged by Council to have rendered outstanding service to Council and/or the ATOD sector over a long period of time. Life membership shall be granted only by a General Meeting on the express recommendation of the Board.
Successful nominations for life membership are announced at the ATDC Annual General Meeting.