Nimbin CDAT (Community Drug Action Team) 


The Nimbin CDAT exists primarily to reduce drug-related harm by:

1.  Improving the level, range and access to alcohol and other drugs services and treatments available to the community;

2. Preventing the initiation into harmful and hazardous drug use, especially by young people.

*Nimbin is defined for the purposes of CDAT as being the area enclosed within a 30km radius from the centre of the village.


1.       To increase safe and healthy environments, both social and physical, which promote prevention and reduction of drug related harm;

2.       To work collaboratively with other local agencies, services and community groups to address alcohol and other drug related problems in the community;

3.       To work towards a more positive (and accurate) profile of Nimbin.

Local Survey

During 2015 a survey was conducted of people who use drugs in the community to inform the priorities and directions of the Nimbin CDAT.

Click here to see the Report and here to see the Appendices to the Report (Tables and Charts).

Latest CDAT News

International Overdose Awareness Day - Nimbin 31st August 2017 Look out for Captain Competent and the CDAT team on 31st August, getting out and about town with Overdose information and CPR kits. Join us for a causal conversation in the blister at 1pm to discuss local strategies to prevent deaths from ODs in our community.

Introducing Clued-Up Claudelia – our NEW Harm reduction Superhero who will be joining forces with Captain Competent to prevent Drug and Alcohol-related harms in our community and around the region. See the Cartoon in this edition of NGT. The Captain’s first official outing was to the PASH Conference in Lismore in June and he also went to Splendour in the Grass. We are looking for more Official CDAT Superhero Wranglers to help our superhero get out and about. To join Nimbin CDAT contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to find out about our next meeting dates.


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