With approximately 565 local governing bodies across Australia, which vary significantly in population, size, and geography many councils face similar problems around alcohol and drugs which impact on how towns and cities are managed, and on the well-being of the communities that they represent and serve.

In addition to providing leadership, councils have an important complimentary role to other spheres of government and communtiy organisations to ensure a whole of government and whole of community response is achieved.

Across Australia councils provide a varying range of initiaitves and strategies to specifically manage alcohol and other drug-realted issues.