Alcohol and young people

Alcohol use is common among young people, with one-third of Australians between the age of 12 and 17 reporting recent drinking and about 4% regularly engaging in risky drinking behaviour.

This fact sheet includes:

  • Young people and binge drinking
  • What is the law in Australia?
  • How many young people drink alcohol in Australia?
  • What are the risks of drinking alcohol for young people?