The NHMRC alcohol guidelines for young people give a sound and important reason not to give alcohol to your child if they are under 18 years of age.
Secondary supply laws came into effect on 20 November 2015. There are also other alcohol laws for under 18s on licensed premises.
There can be a difference in the behaviour and side effects seen in teenagers when they drink alcohol because teenager’s brains are still developing which can result in negative effects in the short and long term.
Call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 toll free for country callers.
For emergencies call the 000 emergency line.