Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia Incorporated is the peak nursing organisation in Australasia providing leadership to nurses and midwives with a professional interest in Alcohol, and Other Drugs (AOD) issues. DANA aims for excellence and the ongoing improvement of quality care in nursing in all practice contexts. DANA also welcomes our non-professional peers who have a concurrent interest in the aims of the Association, to promote collaborative partnerships that aim to achieve similar goals.

DANA actively promotes a legitimate role for nurses, midwives and their professional non-nursing peers to respond to Alcohol, and Other Drug-related issues. In doing so, DANA promotes practice based on the best available evidence, and promotes active involvement in research in Alcohol, and Other Drug-related interventions, and other issues relevant to the AOD field.

DANA seeks to provide opportunities for professional development, education, mentoring and support for all nurses and midwives, and our non-nursing peers, through a variety of activities. Our showcase event is our annual DANA Conference.

DANA provides consultancy, advice and advocacy to our members, nursing organisations and key stakeholders in relation to AOD matters, including promoting the inclusion of AOD issues in core undergraduate curriculum, staff development programs and continuing education, and within postgraduate clinical and research degrees.

DANA currently has approximately 300 members, located in every state and territory of Australia, and New Zealand.


Colleen Blums – DANA Project Officer
Mobile: 0427 013 033
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PO Box 8014,
Woolloongabba  QLD  4102


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