Drink CalculatorHow do I use this calculator?
The Drink Calculator is a visual tool designed to help you work out how many drinks you really had by asking about the type of alcohol, the glass or container size and where you filled it up to. You can find more information on standard drinks on our Standard Drinks fact page.
- 0 Standard Drinks
- Not drinking alcohol is the best way to avoid problems and stay safe.
- You have no risk of alcohol-related harm or injury from this occasion.
- The amount you have entered is within the Australian Guidelines for low risk drinking on a single occasion.
- Your risk of harm or injury from this occasion of drinking is low.
- The amount you have entered is times above the Australian Alcohol Guidelines for low risk drinking on a single occasion.
- Drinking this amount, you are times more likely to injure yourself seriously enough to have to go to hospital than someone who only drank 2 drinks.
- For the average healthy person, it will take about hours for the body to break down standard drinks, and for the blood alcohol to return to 0. (This is a rough estimate and can vary based on weight, gender, food consumed, rate of metabolism and other factors.)
- This amount of alcohol contains kj (or calories). This is equivalent to Tim Tam biscuits. To burn off the calories from this much alcohol, you would need to do minutes of brisk walking. Any mixers like soft drink or juice would add even more calories.
- Men are more likely to end up at an emergency department after drinking, as they tend to take more risks than women.
- Even a single occasion of drinking suppresses testosterone production for up to 24 hours, affecting libido, energy, mood and strength.
- Women don't process alcohol as fast as men and will reach a higher blood alcohol level faster.
- The more a women drinks, the higher her associated risk of breast cancer. The Cancer Council estimates that more than 20% of breast cancer cases are attributable to alcohol use.
Where to from here?
Sign up to My Drinking Profile
Creating a profile of your drinking is a quick and easy way to see at a glance what your drinking patterns look like, and how they change over time.
Are you drinking more and more each month? Are you keeping it steady? Have you been cutting back without realising it? Your drinking profile can show you the answers to these questions at a glance.
Getting started with Drink Calculator
Choose a drink type and type of glass
Scroll through the images at the bottom to choose a type of drink, then use the and arrows to choose the type of glass you drank from.
Fill your glass and add it to the list
Use the slider next to the drink to show how much you drank, then add it to your list. Keep going until you've added all your drinks.
Get feedback and add to your profile
Click on the feedback tab to find out how much you drank and what that means. If you have registered for a Drinking Profile, you can add your drinks to it.