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Alcohol, Smoking and Other Drugs

The University of Tasmania is committed to minimising the risk from the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs which may impact on the work health, safety and well-being of all persons whilst engaged in University of Tasmania activities.

The University requires that approval be sought for events where there will be consumption and/or sale of alcohol on its premises.

All events and functions where alcohol is sold or a cover charge is levied must comply with the Liquor Licensing Act 1990, require a permit authorised by the Tasmanian Commissioner for Licensing and comply with University requirements.

No person shall unlawfully possess, use, be under the influence of, sell, or distribute illicit drugs while engaged in University business or on University premises.

Our Safety and Wellbeing Procedure for our Community Members outlines the obligations and requirements of the University and its staff and students in regards to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use while at the University.

Persons who are impaired by alcohol or drugs at work or study can jeopardise their own and others' health and welfare, compromise their ability to perform their duties, and impact on the University's reputation.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

The Drug Education Network (DEN) provides community members with the resources, information and connections they need to keep themselves and their community safe. DEN’s goal is to meet people where they are and encourage open dialogue that empowers the individual to be the primary agent of their own physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

DEN is funded to improve the well-being of Tasmanian’s through prevention, resource development, education and training to service providers and the wider community on alcohol and other drugs. Through its Vision and Values, DEN delivers high quality services and programs in a challenging and rapidly changing environment.

Some resources available to management and staff:


Creating a smoke-free University