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Drugs in sport

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

The ASADA website has more detailed information for athletes, support persons, sporting organisations and students.

The following ASADA e-Learning courses are also available :

  • Level 1 Anti-Doping Course – develops an understanding of anti-doping issues.
  • Level 2 Anti-Doping Course – an extension to the Level 1 course

Anti-Doping policy

The NSW Government believes all athletes’ have a right to participate in doping-free sport and supports the promotion of health, fairness and equality for all athletes.

This Government condemns doping as defined by the World Anti- Doping Code, including; the use of prohibited substances, the possession and trafficking of prohibited substances and any action that assists, encourages, aids or abets the violation or attempted violation of anti-doping policies.

The NSW Government supports harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programs at the international and national levels with regard to the detection, deterrence and prevention of doping.

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is recognised as Australia’s National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) under the World Anti-Doping Program. ASADA is the body responsible for drug testing, advocacy and education activities and also carries responsibility for investigating allegations of doping violations and the preparation and presentation of doping cases to sporting tribunals. 

The NSW Government recognises and supports the activities undertaken by ASADA, the Australian Sports Commission and sport governing bodies to detect, deter and prevent doping in sport.

Sport locally and internationally faces threats to its integrity from the persistent and continually evolving issue of doping in sport.

Australia has one of the toughest anti-doping regimes in the world to ensure our athletes are competing fairly in their given sport.

The Office of Sport works with Federal and State/Territory Governments, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, law enforcement agencies and the sport industry to protect the integrity of sport.

The Office of Sport requires funded State sporting organisations to abide by Australian Government anti-doping policies and the anti-doping policy approved by the Australian Sports Commission and their sport’s national governing body.