Harm from Alcohol

The consumption of alcohol is widespread within the Australian community. It can contribute to the vibrancy of our community life, with drinking often associated with socialising and relaxation.

Unfortunately, alcohol consumption in some circumstances can cause negative impacts for individuals, businesses and the community at large. Council has a role in working with all tiers of government, agencies and community organisations and services to address alcohol demand, supply and harm.

Read the Alcohol Harm Infographic ( PDF 356.74KB) to see the health impacts of alcohol on households in Whitehorse compared to Victoria.