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  Secondary Supply of Alcohol

Secondary Supply refers to the illegal sale or supply of alcohol to people under the age of 18 years.

Secondary Supply is the main way that young people under 18 years of age (minors) obtain their alcohol (NSW School Students Health Behaviours Survey, 2008).


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The work to reduce secondary supply of alcohol to under 18s includes;
  • community education
  • targeted policing, and
  • high profile publicity (often of police prosecutions).

This way of working is known as the E+E+P model (Education + Enforcement + Publicity).

The 'Supply Means Supply' work has included high profile media publicity, television and cinema advertising depicting secondary supply scenarios, sporting club websites and newsletters, information dissemination at bottleshops and through local schools.




Everyone Doesn't Do It!

is an alcohol reality check for 13 to 17 year olds.

Click here to give it a go!


Click here for 30 sec TV ad (970KB)

Celebrating Poster


U/18 Safe Entertainment Resources 

Safe party tips plus register your party with the police

U/18's Safe Entertainment Guide for the Central Coast
Designed for people organising a major u/18 event such as a disco or dance party.


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