The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released the draft Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol for public consultation.
The guidelines are being updated to reflect the most recent and best available evidence on the health effects of alcohol consumption.
The aim of the guidelines is to provide clear guidance for Australians on reducing their risk of harm from drinking alcohol. They are also intended to form the evidence base for future policy making and educational materials.
You are invited to participate in this consultation by considering the draft guidelines and submitting a response to the consultation questions on this website. All respectful contributions to this consultation process from the Australian community are encouraged, including those from individuals or on behalf of groups or organisations.
Since submissions cannot be saved and continued at a later time, it is recommended that you complete your responses offline and upload your submission to the portal when you can complete the entire submission in the one session. The consultation questions are listed under consultation documents for you to consider before uploading your response online.
We thank you for your participation and look forward to receiving your comments.
The final version of the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol will be published in two formats: in an online platform called MAGICapp and in a PDF format on NHMRC’s website. For the purpose of public consultation, the draft guidelines will be presented in both formats. A ‘How to guide’ that explains how to access the draft guidelines in MAGICApp is available to download below.
The evidence reviews and mathematical modelling commissioned by NHMRC for the update of the guidelines have been released for background information to assist stakeholders in preparing their submission. Please note these reports are for background information only and are not subject to consultation.
For your reference, the 2009 Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol are available for download [Download PDF, 1.83 MB].
Please note the time zone is AEDT.
NHMRC’s preferred option for accepting submissions is through the online portal.
Please click on Next Page to start your submission.