Alcohol and other drug-related ambulance attendances

Data on alcohol and other drug-related ambulance attendances are sourced from the National Ambulance Surveillance System for Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse and Overdose. Data availability between 2015 and 2020 varies between jurisdictions. Where data are available, they are reported for 4 snapshot months per year, specifically March, June, September and December. Please see the data quality statement for further information.

The following data visualisation shows ambulance attendance rates and numbers by selected drugs and months, by state/territory, 2015 to 2020 (where data are available).

This figure shows that the highest proportion of ambulance attendances in NSW between 2015 and 2020 were due to alcohol, peaking at 3,524 attendances in December 2020. The numbers fluctuate between the selected months of March, June, September and December across each year. A filter allows the user to select other states and territories in a drop down menu.