About Us

The Drug Awareness and Relief Foundation (Australia) is now trading as Healthy Options Australia.

Since its inception in 1849, Healthy Options Australia has grown to become one of the largest providers of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services in the areas of alcohol and other drugs and mental health in Australia.

Healthy Options Australia provides a range of programs and services in prevention, health promotion, library and information services, outreach, support and clinical programs. Healthy Options Australia provides a range of programs through three specific divisions: Drug ARM Australasia, the Mental Health Association Qld and the Australian College of Community Services.


Flourishing people and communities


Engage, encourage, empower.

  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Learning
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Diversity
  • Growth
  • Innovation & Change
  • Partnerships
  • Respect
  • Stewardship



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Our History
Founded in 1849 Healthy Options Australia is constantly innovating new ways to best help the community. 
More about our history
Members & Patrons
Healthy Options Australia was originally formed by a number of Christian Churches and agencies in Queensland.
More about members & patrons 
Board of Directors
Our board is responsible for strategic and policy-making activities. Learn more about our structure here. 
More about board of directors
Our structure provides a broad framework through which the organisation operates, is regulated and controlled.
More about governance