Alcohol Management – Good Sports

The responsible management of alcohol assists sporting clubs to create a safe, welcoming and family friendly environment. Good policies and practices will help create this positive and healthy club culture. For clubs that serve alcohol or allow members to bring alcohol to the facilities, it is also important that you understand and meet Victorian Liquor Licencing laws and regulations. 




Good Sports is an initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation. The program works with community based sporting clubs to promote responsible management of alcohol, to increase viability of sporting clubs and assist in creating a welcoming and friendly environment.

Good Sports’ major focus is to support sporting club committees progressively change the way alcohol is managed in all activities within the club’s grounds and associated functions.

For clubs that serve alcohol or allow members to bring alcohol to the facilities, Good Sports provides guidance to meet State / Territory laws. Many clubs benefit from access to our Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training at a reduced cost for clubs involved in the program. For clubs that host post-match functions where alcohol is available, Good Sports provides support to reduce alcohol related risks and change binge drinking culture.

Once a sporting club signs up to the program, our Good Sports Project Officer will assist the committee to work through the entire process with resource materials, one-on-one visits and ongoing support.

For further information or to register in the program contact us or visit