2021 World Anti-Doping Code

The 2021 World Anti-Doping Code will come into effect on 1 January 2021. 

The revision process for the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code began at the end of 2017 and following a two-year consultation process ended with its unanimous approval on 7 November 2019. 

Adopting the Code in Australia

Changes to the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code will require updates to the Anti-Doping policies adopted by Australian sports.

For athletes and others involved in sport, it is important to understand the changes and how they affect you. 

Information on this page will updated to keep sports, athletes and the public informed as Australia transitions across to the 2021 Code.


Summary of Code changes

We have put together for a guide to help explain the major changes between the 2015 Code and the 2021 Code.


2021 Code changes webinar to sports

In October and November 2020, Sport Integrity Australia ran 2 webinars to inform sports of the key changes in the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and how these changes would be reflected in their anti-doping policies. The following video is a recording of one of those webinars.