2021 WA Alcohol and other Drug Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Excellence Awards: Recognising outstanding alcohol and other drug practice.

 WANADA CEO Jill Rundle and WA Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health Dr Sophie Davidson presented winners with their awards at a breakfast event at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 8 October 2021 as part of the 2021 Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Conference – Shifting Perspective, Alcohol and other drugs: everybody’s story.

 “Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, who represent just a fraction of the achievements of the alcohol and other drug services across WA,” says Ms Rundle. “We encourage people to learn more about the services available in your community and to seek information and support when wanted.”

2021 Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Excellence Award Winners

Excellence in Capacity and Capability Building (sponsored by Hope Community Services)

Winner: Next Step – Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service

Excellence in Consumer Engagement
Winner: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA – Consumer engagement to increase access to hepatitis C testing and treatment

Excellence in Improving AOD Outcomes for Aboriginal Peoples (sponsored by Cyrenian House)
Winner: Bloodwood Tree Association

Excellence in Partnerships (sponsored by Mission Australia)
Winners: Cyrenian House in partnership with Richmond Wellbeing – Residential Low Medical Withdrawal Units

Excellence in Preventing and Reducing Alcohol and other Drug Harms in Young People (sponsored by Women’s Health and Family Services)
Winner: Mission Australia – Drug and Alcohol Youth Service

Excellence in Prevention and Community Development (sponsor by the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia)
Winner: Kimberley Community Alcohol and Drug Service – Prevention Program

Excellence in Reducing the Risk of Alcohol and other Drug Related Harms
Winner: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA – More than Just Fits

Excellence in Treatment
Winner: Cyrenian House (in partnership with the WA Department of Justice) – Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison Therapeutic Community

Excellence in Working with Families and Significant Others (sponsored by Tango IT)
Winner: Drug and Alcohol Youth Service – Behaviour Exchange Systems Therapy (BEST)

Translating Research into Practice for Improved Alcohol and other Drug Outcomes
Winner: Women’s Health and Family Services – Nurturing Families

Thank you to our presenting partner the Mental Health Commission of Western Australia, sector partners Cyrenian House, Holyoake, Hope Community Services, Mission Australia and The Salvation Army, as well as Lotterywest and all award category sponsors.


Learn More

For more information, please contact Ethan James, WANADA Manager Advocacy and Systems, on (08) 6557 9400 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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