We Serve Alcohol

Sport has a long-standing association with alcohol consumption resulting in a high number of clubs across Victoria serving alcohol. During the Healthy Sporting Environments program, alcohol consumption was identified to be as high as 72% across participating community sporting clubs in regional Victoria (Healthy Sporting Environments evaluation).Sporting organisations that serve alcohol can influence and improve the responsible use of alcohol by making a variety of simple changes.

In sport, alcohol is commonly available at:

  • Major and local sporting events
  • Functions
  • BBQs
  • Fundraisers
  • Competitions
  • Matches
  • Training sessions, as well as
  • Other sporting activities.

Alcohol may be served in the form of a licenced bar or venue, from the club canteen or even from an esky.

Clubs that serve alcohol have a duty of care to their members and visitors to work towards reducing the risks of alcohol by being a responsible club and managing alcohol consumption. This can include providing:

  • Alcohol free and family friendly environments,
  • Responsible service of alcohol training,
  • Liquor licencing,
  • Safe transport,
  • Alcohol management policy.

The following topics in this resource provide a range of tips and ideas that can be easily implemented to support your sporting organisation or club in ensuring the responsible use of alcohol.

Licencing Laws

Making Responsible Changes

Policy Development

Case Studies

Government Partners

Preferred Suppliers