Program rollout

The story so far

  • Applications to become an LDAT opened at the end of 2016.
  • The first 40 LDATs were selected in March 2017.
  • The first LDAT group was publicly launched by the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, in April 2017.
  • The second 40 LDATs were announced in September 2017 bringing the total number of teams up to 80.
  • The next LDAT application round will open on 18 January 2018 and close on February 18.

Where are the teams?

Local Drug Action Teams are located all across Australia. More teams will be joining the program over the next three years, with the next round of applications opening in early 2018. As more teams join, we’ll make sure this list is updated.

If you would like more information about the teams, or to get in touch with one, please contact us.

LDAT locations (by Local Government Area)

Round two

New South Wales
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Tweed Shire LDAT Tweed Shire Council Tweed Shire
Marumali Aboriginal Action Against Drugs Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council Liverpool
Deniliquin Community LDAT Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre Berrigan
Northern Sydney LDAT Northern Sydney Local Health District Northern Beaches, Mosman, North Sydney, Willoughby, Lane Cove, Hunters Hill, Ryde, Ku-Ring-Gai and Hornsby
Lake Cargelligo/Murrin Bridge and districts LDAT Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Lands Council Lachlan, Cobar, Bland
Port Macquarie Hastings LDAT Mid North Coast Human Services Alliance Port Macquarie-Hastings, Greater Taree, Kempsey
Blue Mountains LDAT Blue Mountains City Council Blue Mountains
Upper Hunter Local Drug Action Team Upper Hunter Youth Services Inc Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter
Sutherland Shire Local Drug Action Team KRC South Sutherland Shire
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Cape York Remote Communities LDAT Queensland Police Service Aurukun Shire,Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire, Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire, Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire, Napranum Aboriginal Shire
Freshstart Fitness PCYC Gold Coast Gold Coast
Central Queensland Local Drug Action Team Helem Yumba CQ Healing Centre Rockhampton
Granite Belt Drug Action Team Community Development Services Inc. Southern Downs
Charters Towers Health and Welfare Network Prospect Community Services Ltd Charters Towers
T@Y - Thursdays@ the Y LDAT Program YMCA Of Bundaberg Inc Bundaberg
Redlands Local Drug Action Team The Cage Youth Foundation Redland
Mentoring Matters Paroo Shire Council Paroo
South Australia
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Port Augusta Alcohol Management Group Port Augusta City Council Port Augusta
Whyalla Alcohol and Drug interagency Committee Whyalla Ripples Support Group Incorporated Whyalla
Hoi Sinh Local Drug Action Team VIETNAMESE COMMUNITY IN AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA CHAPTER INC. Charles Stuart, Port Adelaide Enfield, Playford, Salisbury
Murray Bridge Safe Drug Action Team Murray Mallee General Practice Network Incorporated Murray-Mallee
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
South East Healthy And Resilient Communities Rural Alive & Well Inc. Sorrell and Tasman
Devonport HUB Committee Youth Family and Community Connections Incorporated Devonport City
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Southeast LDAT TaskForce Community Agency Glen Eira
Colac Otway Schools and Community Together Colac Area Health Colac Otway, Golden Plains
Geelong Drug Action Network Barwon Child Youth and Family Greater Geelong
East Gippsland Ice Prevention Working Group East Gippsland Primary Care Partnership East Gippsland
Communities That Care Alpine Alpine Health Alpine
Regional Victoria LGBTIQ Local Drug Action Team Victorian AIDS Council Inc. Greater Bendigo
Wycheproof & Sea Lake LDAT Wycheproof Community Resource Centre Buloke
Central Grampians Local Drug Action Team Grampians Community Health Northern Grampians Shire, Ararat Rural City
Communities That Care Stonnington Star Health Group Limited Stonnington
Northern Mallee Local Drug Action Team Northern Mallee Community Partnership Mildura VIC LGA, Wentworth NSW LGA
Western Australia
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Stirling Local Drug Action Team City of Stirling Stirling, Midland, Wanneroo
Mandurah Local Drug Action Team (Mandurah LDAT) City of Mandurah Mandurah
Setting the Foundations for Change Local Drug Action Group Inc - Northam Branch Northam
Broome Local Drug Action Group Local Drug Action Groups Incorporated Broome
Collie Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee Shire of Collie Collie
Lower great southern local drug action team (LGSLDAT) Palmerston Association Inc Albany, Denmark, Cranbrook
Port Hedland Alcohol And Other Drug Management Plan Working Group Bloodwood Tree Association Inc Ashburton

Round one

New South Wales
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
African Companions LDAT Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC) Surrey Hills
Newcastle LDAT "Making FASD history" Mercy Services Newcastle
Stronger Outcomes For Youth LDAT Youth Off The Streets Limited Botany Bay
Gundagai LDAT Gundagai Neighbourhood Centre Inc Gundagai
Byron Shire LDAT Byron Underage Drinking & Drug Initiative Byron Bay
Mt Druitt LDAT Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation Mt Druitt
Lismore LDAT Namatjira Haven Ltd. Lismore
Gosford LDAT Gosford Regional Community Services Inc Gosford
Marrickville LDAT Marrickville Youth Resource Centre Canterbury
St George NSW LDAT St George Youth Services Inc. Rockdale
Illawarra LDAT North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre Inc Kiama
Northern Territory
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Alice Springs LDAT Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation Alice Springs
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Doomadgee LDAT Queensland Police Service Doomadgee
St George QLD LDAT Care Balonne Assoc Inc St George
Logan Youth at Work LDAT YFS Ltd Logan
Queensland Blue Light LDAT Queensland Blue Light Association Incorporated South Burnett, Paroo, Logan
Charleville LDAT Queensland Police Service Charleville
Strong Aboriginal Families in Eidsvold LDAT Stepping Black Indigenous Corporation Australia Eidsvold
South Australia
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Port Lincoln LDAT Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service Port Lincoln
Substance Misuse Limestone Coast LDAT City of Mount Gambier Mount Gambier
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Huon Valley LDAT ("Caring for our community”) Rural Alive & Well Central Highlands / Huon Valley
Burnie Works LDAT Burnie Local Enabling Group Burnie
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce (Early Intervention) LDAT Grampians Community Health Northern Grampians
Frankston Mornington Peninsula LDAT Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership auspiced by Peninsula Health Frankston, Mornington Peninsula
Wangaratta LDAT The Centre for Continuing Education Inc. Wangaratta
Lake Tyers LDAT Lake Tyers Health & Children's Services East Gippsland
Ballarat and District Drug Action Partnership LDAT Ballarat Community Health Ballarat
Mansfield LDAT Mansfield District Hospital Mansfield
Hepburn LDAT Hepburn Health Service Hepburn
Warrnambool LDAT Brophy Family and Youth Services Warrnambool
Wodonga LDAT City of Wodonga Wodonga
Healthy Glenelg LDAT Western District Health Service (Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership) Southern Grampians
Stonnington Housing Estate LDAT Inner Eastern Local Learning Employment Network Inc Port Phillip
Rochester and Elmore LDAT Rochester and Elmore District Health Service Campaspe
Cardinia Strategic Reference Group Cardinia Shire Council Cardinia
Wyndham Region LDAT WHITELION INC Wyndham
Western Australia
LDAT name Lead organisation Local Government Area
Kalgoorlie Boulder LDAG Local Drug Action Groups Incorporated Kalgoorlie - Boulder
Nannup LDAG Local Drug Action Group Incorporated Nannup
SW Aboriginal LDAT South West Aboriginal Medical Service Bunbury


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