State and Local Government Collaborative Partners

In addition to Licensees adopting and implementing the principles and practices of the CALM Sunshine Coast Liquor Accord; State and Local Government support the accords in the following manner:

  • Participate as a member on CALM Sunshine Coast and local CALM committees.
  • Promote and support CALM Sunshine Coast and local CALM committees.
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the Accord.
  • Liaise with committees on special arrangements for large events, festivals, New Years/Christmas, holidays etc.
  • Provide appropriate data to CALM committees.
  • Assist and support the implementation of local evidence-based community programs and activities to prevent and address alcohol misuse.


Local Government and City Councils

Message from former Mayor, Bob Abbot

“Safety in our community is paramount and the Collaborative Approach to Liquor Management (CALM) initiative is about making sure people enjoy the Sunshine Coast at any time of the day or night.

CALM commenced in December 2007, with the first Accord targeting Mooloolaba. Since then, Liquor Accords have been implemented throughout the region ranging from Caloundra, Maroochydore, the Hinterland, Nambour and Noosa, with the Maroochy North Shore Accord currently being established.

In this time there has been a significant drop in alcohol-related crimes, helping to maintain the Coast as a premium holiday destination and family-friendly environment for all.

I thank everyone involved for their ongoing support and congratulate all stakeholders on their commitment, dedication and collaborative approach to the Accord.”

Bob Abbot



Queensland Police

Message from the former Superintendent, Ben Hanbidge

“The launch of CALM Mooloolaba in 2007 was the catalyst for a new approach to how we police and deal with liquor related issues throughout the Sunshine Coast.  We have since seen the implementation of similar Accords at Caloundra, Noosa, Hinterland and most recently Nambour and Maroochydore and the Maroochy North Shore all utilising the CALM (Collaborative Approach to Liquor Management) brand and relying heavily on a concerted effort by stakeholders to ensure responsible service of alcohol practices and thus providing a safer Sunshine Coast for all to enjoy.

With a rapidly growing permanent population combined with a massive tourist population, Sunshine Coast Police rely heavily on community support in ensuring a safer community, and there is no better example of this than the support provided through the CALM Liquor Accords.

I commend all of the members of the various CALM Accords for their on-going commitment to a better Sunshine Coast.”

Ben Hanbidge


Message from Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

“The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation acknowledge the significant benefits achieved through a culture of cooperation and collaboration between licensees, government and the Sunshine Coast communities and will continue to support harm minimisation initiatives such as these accords.”

Mike Sarquis
Executive Director
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Department of Employment, Economic
Development and Innovation


Message from Queensland Health

“Alcohol is one of the leading causes of preventable death and injury in Australia. Queensland Health welcomes the opportunity to enhance community safety and wellbeing on the Sunshine Coast through the development and commitment to strategies and initiatives focused on alcohol harm minimisation.

Implementation of the most modest harm minimisation strategies such as the promotion of lower alcohol content drinks and responsible serving of alcohol can lead to a significant reduction in alcohol-related harm.”

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Prevention Unit
Preventative Health Directorate

Division of the Chief Health Officer
Queensland Health

Message from the Department of Transport and Main Roads

Message from the Department of Transport and Main Roads

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is proud to work alongside the Collaborative Approach to Liquor Management (CALM), SunshineCoast.

Working together, Transport and Main Roads and CALM will provide Sunshine Coast residents with a range of transport options, so they can enjoy their night out and avoid driving under the influence of alcohol.

 Initiatives such as the Skipper Designated Driver Program, secure taxi ranks and late night bus services are currently in operation across the region. These options will allow party-goers to easily plan their night and safe routes home. Aimed at reducing alcohol-related crashes and fatalities, patrons and motorists can look out for their mates, and drive safely on the coast after a night out, ensuring they are Here for Life  and not risking their own life, or the lives of others.

For further information on Transport and Main Roads initiatives please visit

Collaborative and Supporting Partners

Australian Leisure & Hospitality GroupRed Frogs
Cnr Schubert & Kiel Mtn Rds, Woombye
T: 07 5442 2200
DRUG ARM Australasia
Sunshine Coast
McDonalds Mooloolaba
Cnr Brisbane Rd & Tarcoola Ave
Noosa Wedding Assoc Inc
Noosa Heads
Urban Global
T: 07 3118 6118
Street Angels
100 Sportsmans Parade
T: 07 5413 1555
Street Reach
07 5449 9658
9 Bonanza Court
07 5450 7888
Suncoast Cabs
Sunshine Coast Region
T:07 5441 8888
Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership
6/131 Sugar Road, Alexandra Headland
T: 07 5479 0070
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