World Anti-Doping Code

First adopted in 2004, the World Anti-Doping Code is the document that harmonises anti-doping regulations across all sports and all countries.

The World Anti-Doping Code 

The current version of the World Anti-Doping Code took effect on 1 January 2015. 

About 700 organisations (also known as Signatories) have accepted the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. These organisations include the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, International Federations, National Olympic and Paralympic Committees, as well as National and Regional Anti-Doping Organisations (which includes Sport Integrity Australia). 

Updates to the Code 

The Code was never designed to be a document that stood still. As anti-doping developed, so would the ideas that would form future rules, regulations and policies. The fully collaborative review process involves the whole anti-doping community, all of whom seek to strengthen the Code for the benefit of athletes around the world.  


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 website will updated to keep sports, athletes and the public informed as Australia transitions across to the 2021 Code. 


Sport Integrity Australia is working on 2021 Code information specific to Australian sports and athletes. In the meantime, you can access the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code published by the World Anti-Doping Agency.