The Safer Mandurah team is currently involved in two alcohol-related projects - the Our Mandurah Community Youth Alcohol Strategy and the Mandurah Liquor Accord.

The City of Mandurah facilitates the Mandurah Liquor Accord. The Accord was established in March 2012 and its members include taverns, bottle shops, night clubs, bars, sporting clubs and supporting agencies.  

The aim of the Mandurah Liquor Accord is to help local licensees work better together to reduce alcohol-related crime, violence and anti-social behaviour in Mandurah.

Members aim to develop safe and well-managed areas in and around licensed premises. They adopt a range of strategies to create a safer Mandurah.

Strategic Framework:

In late 2017, members of the Accord developed a Strategic Framework which outlined specific annual target outputs and will be reviewed every three years. The Accord's aims and objectives were reconfirmed by members in 2017 as being appropriate and current, and include:

Aim 1:   Increase communication and collaboration through the Accord, and

Aim 2: To reduce alcohol related crime, violence and anti-social behaviour in Mandurah.

Mandurah Liquor Accord Goals:

The following four priorities are focus areas for the Accord:

  1. Reduced anti-social behaviour in and around licensed premises

  2. Reduced alcohol-related violence, ill health and other harm

  3. Increased responsible service of alcohol

  4. Promoting Mandurah as a safe and vibrant destination

Liquor Accord Projects:

  • Project SMART:
Created by a sub-group of the Liquor Accord, Project SMART stands for 'Safer Mandurah Anti-violence Respect Together'. Local venues are working together to keep Mandurah SMART, for a safe and vibrant night out for everybody. The project also has a social media presence, sharing resources and information on how we can all stay SMART together
  • Ask for Angela
Another sub-group project, Ask for Angela is a campaign launched to combat sexual violence. Anyone who feel threatens or unsafe on a date, or any other social situation can ask bar staff for 'Angela'. This safe word alerts staff that the person needs to be escorted discreetly to safety. For more information, or to register your venue for 'Ask for Angela' posters and staff training, contact the Mandurah Community Safety Team 

Current Active Members:

  • Armsec WA
  • Brighton Hotel
  • Brewvino
  • BWS Peel Ale House
  • BWS Halls Head
  • Cape Bouvard Winery and Brewery
  • GJD Total Security
  • Liquor Stories Association of WA
  • Liquorland Coles - Area Manager
  • Liquorland Halls Head
  • Liquorland Mandurah (Sholl Street)
  • Liquorland Meadow Springs
  • Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club
  • Murphy's Irish Pub
  • Norma Jeans Retro Bar
  • Oyster Bar
  • Peel Ale House
  • The Peninsula Mandurah
  • The Bridge Garden Bar & Restaurant

Supportive Agencies:

  • Australian Hotels Association
  • City of Mandurah
  • Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (RGL)
  • Department of Health - South Metropolitan Health Service
  • Mandurah Street Chaplains
  • WA Police – Mandurah Station, Mandurah Detectives and Liquor Enforcement Unit
  • Visit Mandurah

Sign-on and become a member – It’s FREE!

All local licensees are invited to join the Mandurah Liquor Accord. It's Free! To join, or for more information, contact the Community Safety Team. You can view/download a copy of the Liquor Accord Terms of Reference, Strategic Framework and Sign-On form using the PDF links to the top right of this page. 

Email the Community Safety team for more information or to join the accord

An initiative from the Mandurah Liquor Accord includes the Mandurah night time taxi rank project - recently awarded for its focus on community safety.

In November 2017, the Mandurah night time taxi rank project received an Highly Commended at the Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards.

This project involved the installation of CCTV cameras, improved lighting, upgraded signage, water refill station installation in Smart Street Mall, setting up an additional taxi rank at Ormsby Terrace, taxi driver training and night-time taxi rank security on Friday and Saturday nights.

The project has assisted to deliver a decline in offences such as assault, robbery, damage and taxi fare evasion. These outcomes have been supported by WA Police and project statistics.

Mandurah Terrace Night Time Taxi Rank:

Following this project, the taxi rank project partners continue to work together to ensure safety of patrons and taxi drivers at the Mandurah Terrace night time taxi rank. The following organisations continue to contribute to the cost of night time security, where guards are present at the Mandurah Terrace taxi rank and other locations on Friday and Saturday nights for a minimum of four hours. These partners are:

  • Norma Jeans Retro Bar

  • Brighton Hotel

  • Black and White Cabs

  • Murphy's Irish Bar

  • City of Mandurah

Complimenting the security guards on busy weekend nights, the Mandurah Street Chaplains are volunteers who are around the CBD between the hours of 11pm and 4am. Their main focus is to look after vulnerable people, be that because of intoxication, becoming separated from friends, drug affected or traumatised by a life event. The Street Chaplains are from various different churches around Mandurah and provide a listening ear, physical or emotional first aid, or just some company for someone waiting alone for a taxi.

Make sure you say 'Hi' on your next night out!

Learn more about the street chaplains program

We see young people, making informed choices about alcohol use. We see confident parents supporting young people in the Mandurah community. We see a thriving, healthy, safe and connected community.

The aim of the strategy is to reduce alcohol-related harm and the effects of alcohol misuse within the Mandurah community, focusing on young people aged 12-24 years.

Priority Areas

  1. Education of parents regarding the effect of alcohol on young people and evidence-based strategies to reduce harm
  2. Increased knowledge and awareness of penalties and risks of the supply of alcohol to a person under legal drinking age residing in Mandurah
  3. Promotion of alcohol harm reduction and community safety messages and strategies in Mandurah

Achievements

Mandurah Community Alcohol Service Directory

This online directory is an initiative from the Youth Alcohol Strategy. The directory aims to provide parents with information about alcohol harm reduction and the alcohol-related support services that are available to the young people of Mandurah. This includes a range of national, state-wide and local alcohol-related support services.

Living My Best Life (LMBL)

With resources for parents and young people, this is a campaign promoting no alcohol before 18. With information and support for young people on the instagram page, and for parents on the Facebook Page

Good Sports

Good Sports is a national program run by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) that works with local sporting clubs to build a healthier sporting nation. There are currently 27 champion clubs in the City of Mandurah that are a part of the accredited program, which runs between Level 1 and Level 3. The City of Mandurah encourage all sporting clubs to be a part of this program.

To join visit http://goodsports.com.au/ or contact the ADF Community Development Team

Partners

  • City of Mandurah – Safer Mandurah, Youth Development and Recreation Development
  • School Drug Education and Road Aware
  • Headspace Mandurah
  • WA Primary Health Alliance
  • Palmerston Mandurah
  • Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF)
  • Health Promotion Services, South Metropolitan Health Service, Western Australia

Licensee Signage

The Mental Health Commission produce a range of Responsible Service of Alcohol posters for licensees, which the Community Safety team have for distribution. If you are a licensed premise who wants to update their current signage or feel you don’t have sufficient signage please feel free to contact the Community Safety Team and we can provide you with posters. They can also be ordered from Alcohol Think Again or the Mental Health Commission.

http://alcoholthinkagain.com.au/Resources/Responsible-Service-of-Alcohol-Posters

https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/reports-and-resources/resources/resources-for-liquor-licensees/

Important alcohol links

Alcohol think again have a range of facts, figures and information relevant to parents, young people and the community.  

http://alcoholthinkagain.com.au/

‘Your Shout’, an initiative by McCusker Foundation is a website designed to support the community to take action on alcohol issues affecting young people. There are resources and information suitable for young people, and for those concerned about young people.

http://shareyourshout.com.au/

The Drug and Alcohol Foundation deliver a range of community programs, services and resources targeted at preventing alcohol and other drug-related harm.

https://adf.org.au/

‘The Other Talk’ is an initiative by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation which provides several resources to parents for them to openly talk about alcohol and other drugs with their children.

https://adf.org.au/programs/the-other-talk/

Below is a link to important alcohol related laws in WA, including the new secondary supply laws which came in to effect November 2015.

https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Your-Safety/Alcohol-and-drugs/Alcohol-and-the-law

Helpful resources

Youth alcohol strategy (PDF - 1.0MB)
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Alcohol service directory (PDF - 3.3MB)
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Liquor accord strategic framework (PDF - 68.0KB)
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Liquor Accord terms of reference (PDF - 92.1KB)
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Liquor Accord invite and sing-up form (PDF - 119.9KB)
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