Community groups in rural and regional towns are being urged to join the fight against ice and other deadly drugs.
The federal government is spending almost $300 million over four years to stamp out the scourge of ice.
More than 170 local organisations have already partnered with the government to deliver drug prevention programs.
Teams in Central Australia are working with young people to improve their health and employment prospects, using sport to develop better community connections.
A group in the Victorian town of Wangaratta visits workplaces to educate staff about challenges facing their colleagues with drug or alcohol problems.
Another program at the University of Western Australia has developed a tool kit to help colleges tackle alcohol misuse at campus events.
Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie is encouraging more grass roots groups to apply for a fresh round of funding being released on Tuesday.
Senator McKenzie said school, business and community groups, health organisations and councils were doing incredible work to reduce drug-related harm.
She said the initiative was squarely aimed at developing local solutions to local problems.
“If you want to make a difference in your community … I encourage you to build local partnerships and apply for the program,” Senator McKenzie said.