Community Sector Organisations

A range of Community Sector Organisations are funded by the Tasmanian Health Service to deliver a range of alcohol, tobacco and other drug services around the state that include:

  • Residential rehabilitation programs
  • Non-medical sobering up/places of safety facilities
  • Smoking cessation services
  • Counselling and support services
  • Health promotion, education, training services
  • Youth specific services

Community Services funded by the Alcohol and Drug Service:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Inc. (Hobart)
    The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania Inc. (ATDC) is the peak body representing the interests of community sector organisations that provide services to people with substance misuse issues in Tasmania.  The ATDC is a membership-based, independent, not-for-profit and incorporated organisation which is the key body advocating for adequate systemic support and funding for the delivery of evidence-based alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) initiatives.
    For more information visit the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs website
  • Advocacy Tasmania (Devonport, Launceston and Hobart)
    Advocacy Tasmania provides advocacy services for people using alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) services.  In addition, Advocacy Tasmania provide consumer and carer participation programs for ATOD clients with the goal to having active feedback to assist in the systematic improvement of services as well as addressing individual needs.
    For more information visit the Advocacy Tasmania website
  • Anglicare Tasmania (Devonport, Launceston, Hobart and Break O'Day)
    Anglicare Tasmania provide professional alcohol and other drug support to the community including counselling and support services to individuals to support and development skills and strategies to deal with addition.
    Anglicare offer dedicated family support services in the North and North West of Tasmania to families dealing with alcohol and other drug issues.  This service offers counselling and support, home visits, information and community education.
    Anglicare also provide care coordination services for Alcohol and Drug Service clients with multiple and complex needs.
    For more information visit the Anglicare Tasmania website
  • Australian Drug Foundation - Good Sports Tasmania
    Good Sports is a preventative health program for the community sport sector.  Good Sports works closely with community sporting clubs to promote healthy, safe and become more family-friendly places.  The program supports clubs to progressively introduce a set of practices and policies that create a culture of responsible drinking within the club.  The changes aim to put the emphasis back on people and sport rather than alcohol.
    For more information visit the ADF Good Sports website
  • Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation (Smithton)
    The Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation (CHAC) provides alcohol and other drug assessment, counselling and referral services in relation to the identification of treatment goals, support to individuals and families battling addiction.
    For more information visit the Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation website
  • Drug Education Network (Statewide)
    The Drug Education Network (DEN) delivers a range of health promotion, prevention and early intervention programs to reduce the harms associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug use across Tasmania.  The DEN work closely with communities and key stakeholders to identify and develop locally owned responses to concerns regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
    For more information visit the Drug Education Network website
  • City Mission
    Missiondale
    (Ellandale)
    Missiondale offers a residential rehabilitation program for men and women (18 years and over), as well as families, at their Missiondale facility located in the North of the State.  The program focuses on providing drug and alcohol treatment to individuals by supporting them to develop a pathway through survival, recovery and future phases.
    Serenity House (Burnie)
    City Mission also offer community support services including: non-medical sobering up/places of safety facilities; emergency relief; and crisis accommodation.
    For more information visit the City Mission website
  • Eastern Health
    Alcohol and Drug telephone Information Service (ADIS)This service provides a 24 hour, 7 day telephone information and counselling service for drug users, family members/significant others who are seeking information on the effects of alcohol and drugs, or direct counselling and referral.
    Telephone 1800 811 994

    Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS)

    This service provides a 24 hour, 7 day specialist telephone consultancy service available to all health professionals in Tasmania. This service provides clinical advice to health professionals who have concerns about the clinical management of patients and clients with alcohol and other drug problems.
    Telephone 1800 630 093
    For more information visit the Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service website
  • Holyoake Tasmania Inc. (Hobart)
    Holyoake Tasmania provide a range of support services to families affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drug addiction. Holyoake delivers its services by way of specifically targeted programs, which comprise of an awareness raising, and group work component as well as individual counselling. The programs present participants with information relating to the forms of addictions, their effects on the individual and the family.
    For more information visit the Holyoake Tasmania website
  • Quit Tasmania (New Town)
    Quit Tasmania promote health for all people in Tasmania by undertaking activities designed to eliminate or reduce exposure to tobacco in all its forms. Increase public awareness of the harm of tobacco use and the provision of specialist information, support and resources.
    For more information visit the Quit Tasmania website
  • Pathways Tasmania (Hobart)
    Pathways Tasmania provides an alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation service for men through Velocity Transformations.  The service is located in Hobart.
    For more information visit the Pathways Tasmania website
  • Salvation Army—The Bridge Program (New Town)
    The Salvation Army provide a tailored inpatient residential rehabilitation program (the Bridge Program) for men and women (18 years and older).  The Bridge Program supports clients to address and manage their substance use issues in a safe and secure environment and to enhance their capacity and skills to improve their lives. The Salvation Army also provide of a range of treatment interventions and tailored non residential day support programs.
    The Salvation Army also offer a number of community support services including: non-medical sobering up/places of safety facilities; community and family support, court and prison services, domestic violence; emergency services; and housing and homelessness services.
    For more information visit the Salvation Army Bridge Program website
  • The Link Youth Health Service (Hobart)
    The Link offers health care services for young people who are experiencing problems associated with alcohol and other drug use.  The Link provides services including prevention and early intervention, information, counselling and support for young people and their families.
    For more information visit the Link Youth Health Service website
  • Youth Family and Community Connections Inc. (Devonport and Burnie)
    Youth Family and Community Connections provide alcohol, tobacco and other drug treatment, support, education, information and health promotion to individuals and family members/significant others across North West Tasmania including King Island.
    For more information visit the Youth Family and Community Connections website