Drugs and sport

The use of performance enhancing substances is banned in Queensland for ethical, health and legal reasons.

The Queensland Government is committed to stamping out drug use in sport and is working with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) to level the playing field for athletes at all levels. ASADA was established in March 2006, assuming the testing, education and advocacy roles of the Australian Sports Drug Agency (ASDA) with additional functions and investigative powers. For more information on drug testing procedures in Australia go to ASADA's website.

ASADA e-Learning is an anti-doping education tool developed for the Australian sporting community. It provides everyone with the opportunity to learn about the key areas of anti-doping such as prohibited substances and methods, therapeutic use exemptions, doping control and whereabouts.

For more information regarding drugs in sport, such as the prohibited substances list, visit the World Anti-Doping Agency site.

You can also check out the ASADA testing procedures.