Don't Drink Grog and Drown

The Don’t Drink Grog and Drown program is a Pilbara-based initiative that was created to address the high drowning rates and alcohol consumption in the region. Like the Perth based program, Don’t Drink Grog and Drown aims to educate young people aged 15-24 on the dangers of drinking alcohol and participating in aquatic activity and therefore reduce the incidence of alcohol-related drowning deaths and injuries in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australians within the Pilbara region.

Don’t Drink Grog and Drown uses a number of different strategies to engage and educate the target group:

  • Annual mass media campaigns - radio and print.
  • Promotions and activities at youth events
  • School presentations
  • Educational and promotional resources

Community Involvement

Due to issues such as low school attendance in regional and remote areas, it is vital that we work with local community groups to get the Don't Drink Grog and Drown message across. We're constantly looking for new groups to engage with and work in partnership with to promote our safety messages.

If you're part of an organisation that would like to get involved with the program, please contact us.

School Presentations

School presentations are available to high schools in the Pilbara region and contain general information about alcohol, alcohol-related drowning, the Don't Drink Grog and Drown program and risk reduction strategies to prevent alcohol-related drowning deaths and injuries.

If you're interested in booking a free school presentation please get in touch.


Don't Drink Grog and Drown has a number of FREE resources available to promote drowning prevention. These are available to schools, universities, sport clubs, community and government organisations, and any other group working with youths and alcohol awareness.

They are a perfect if you are looking at making up health packs or as giveaway at an event.

To order resources, please download the resource order form from the link below. Once completed, fill in the form at the bottom of this page and attach your resources order form.

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Ambassador Story


Don't Drink  Grog and Drown ambassador Daniel Pitt

 Maliriko Bule-Turner

As a Don’t Drink Grog and Drown ambassador, Maliriko wants to educate her peers on the risks of alcohol consumption around water.

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