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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 supports the work of Sport Integrity Australia to level the playing field for athletes at all levels. Sport Integrity Australia continues the work undertaken by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA). 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.

From 1 July 2020 anti-doping matters are handled by Sport Integrity Australia. Sport Integrity Australia is combines the existing functions of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, the National Integrity of Sport Unit and the nationally focused integrity functions of Sport Australia.

Sport Integrity Australia has a number of resources, publications and forms, policy and podcasts available on their website under the ‘resources’ section.

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