Did you know that our alcohol guidelines are currently under review? Yes, that's right. But don’t get excited if you enjoy a regular tipple. You're likely to be surprised to hear that the draft of the new guidelines takes a more conservative view than the current report published by the National Health and Medical Research Council in 2001.
For low risk of both immediate and long-term harm from drinking:
Men and women
1.1 Two standard drinks or less in any one day.
2.1 Parents and carers are advised that not drinking is the safest option for children and adolescents under 15 years of age.
2.2 Not drinking is the safest option for adolescents aged 15-17 years.
If drinking does occur, it should be under parental supervision and within the adult guideline for low-risk drinking (two standard drinks or less in any one day).
3.1 Not drinking is the safest option.