Peaks Capacity Building Network

The Peaks Capacity Building Network forms part of the ongoing collaboration between the Australian State and Territory AOD peak organisations (or equivalent), who have been funded by the Department of Health and Ageing to build the capacity of their members.

The group is intended to facilitate collaboration, knowledge and information sharing on an ongoing basis with the view to strengthen NGO sector capacity, reduce duplication and further common strategic interests. The network act as a forum to discuss issues and provide input into the future directions, funding and activities of capacity building actions in the NGO AOD sector.

The intended aims of the PCBN are to:

• Respond to opportunities where collaboration adds value to national capacity building activity
• Support relevant program and operational interests between the peaks
• Foster innovation and unique solutions to national capacity building activity
• Contribute to maintaining a long term relationship between the peaks

The organisations involved in the network are:

• Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Association ACT
• Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania Inc.
• Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies
• Northern Territory Council of Social Service (auspicing the Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT)
• Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies
• South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services
• Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association
• Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies

At the same time, Department of Health and Ageing representatives and representatives from other agencies may be invited to participate in sections of meetings to provide information relevant to capacity building activities.

The group meet via teleconference on a fortnightly basis and face-to-face twice yearly. 

For more information on the Peak Capacity Building Network (PCBN) please contact Ciara.