Last updated: 20 Feb, 2018

This report summarises the research findings on a trial conducted in licensed premises in Melbourne to determine what factors might promote water consumption in licensed premises.

Download the research summary:  Encouraging water consumption in licensed premises (PDF,  1.4 MB) 

VicHealth trialled an intervention that included having an attractive water dispenser and promoting the availability of free water throughout a licensed premises. Our findings help fill a gap in knowledge about how changes in supply, accessibility and promotion of drinking water in this context might affect patrons’ consumption of water.

This project was funded by VicHealth and the Victorian Law Enforcement Drug Fund.