National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs

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The Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD) manages the ongoing work of the National Drug Strategy. The committee is a Commonwealth, state and territory government forum of senior officers who represent health and law enforcement agencies in each Australian jurisdiction and New Zealand, as well as representatives of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. The committee provides policy advice to relevant ministers on drug-related matters, and is responsible for implementing policies and programs under the National Drug Strategy framework.

Development of the National Drug Strategy 2016-2025

The existing NDS (2010-2015) is due for revision by the end of 2015, and development of the next NDS (2016-25) is underway. A national stakeholder consultation process has been undertaken in early 2015, and is being used to inform the development of the NDS. Further stakeholder consultations occurred between 30 October 2015 and 27 September 2015. Once finalised, the NDS will provide a framework to guide actions by governments, communities and service providers to minimise drug and alcohol related harms.

Development of the National Alcohol Strategy 2016-2021

The next National Alcohol Strategy for 2016-21 (NAS) is being developed. As a sub-strategy of the National Drug Strategy (NDS), the NAS will provide a framework to guide the work of governments, communities and service providers to reduce alcohol related harms over the next five years. The next NAS is being developed in the latter part of 2015, to ensure alignment and consistency with the new NDS. The NAS will build on existing progress, infrastructure and frameworks in place at local, state and national levels. It will also be informed by the evidence of what works to reduce alcohol-related harm, and by a consultation process which occurred between 15 October 2015 and 20 November 2015.

Annual Reports

Annual Stakeholder Forum

Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Stakeholder forum - 11 November 2015 Melbourne


Summary of the 2015 IGCD Forum (PDF 295 KB)
Summary of the 2015 IGCD Forum (Word 32 KB)