Australia has a robust process in place to determine if an athlete or support person has committed a possible Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

This process is legislated under the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020 (Cth) and the Sport Integrity Australia Regulations 2020 (Cth), containing the National Anti-Doping scheme (NAD scheme).

The World Anti-Doping Code 2021 (the Code), including the World Anti-Doping Code – International Standard – Results Management 2023 and other international standards, also establishes a process for the management of potential ADRVs which is implemented by Sport Integrity Australia.

Each potential ADRV brought before Sport Integrity Australia is unique in both its circumstances and the time it takes to reach a conclusion.

Sanctions for ADRVs can range from a warning, to a suspension or to a lifetime ban.

The following process sets out the general course of action that a matter may take through to its conclusion. The exact detail of the process will depend upon the anti-doping policy of the relevant sport.


Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) Process Flowchart
Anti-doping Rule Violation ADRV Process Flowchart