Evaluation of the Fremantle Accord

  • Research program:
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: June 1996
  • Expected end date: January 1999
  • Completion date: January 1999
  • Funded by: NCRPDA, Fremantle City Council, WA Hlth Dept.
  • Lead organisation:

The evaluation involved collection of a number of indicators of alcohol related harm including: Focus groups and key informant interviews with licensees, staff, patrons, police, local businesses and concerned resident; Police statistics on alcohol related harm; Fremantle Hospital emergency department data; Assessment of management house policies and practices; Pseudo underage patron assessments; and Pseudo drunk patron assessments. Comprehensive assessments using these data have been made at two points in time both in Fremantle and in control establishments in Northbridge. Preliminary results have been presented at an international conference which suggest that the impact of the Accord has been weak. The evaluation project was managed jointly by the National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, the Fremantle City Council, the WA Health Department and the Chairman of the Accord Best Practices Committee.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Philip Rydon,
  • Project staff: Misha White,
  • Project staff: Penny Heale, Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre

Hawks, D., V., Rydon, P., Stockwell, T., R., White, M., Chikritzhs, T., N. and Heale, P. (1999). The evaluation of the Fremantle Police - licensee accord: impact on serving practices, harm and the wider community. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T96] Abstract