Australian National Anti-Doping Policy

The Australian National Anti-Doping Policy reflects the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and amendments to Australian anti-doping legislation. The purpose of the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy is to have a single and consistent set of anti-doping rules across all sports in Australia. 


This Anti-Doping Policy takes effect on 1 January 2021.

In this Anti-Doping Policy, references to the Sporting Administration Body are to be read as references to the Sporting Administration Body that has approved this policy as the anti-doping policy for their sport in accordance with the rules of their sport. Sporting Administration Body references in the policy to the International Federation are references to that Sporting Administration Body’s International Federation.1

Warning to Athletes and Other Persons

  • You are responsible for knowing what the anti-doping rule violations are.
  • You must find out which substances and methods are prohibited.
  • Ignorance is no excuse.
  • You must be aware of the rules in this Anti-Doping Policy.
  • This Anti-Doping Policy adopts the strict liability principle.
  • Athletes are responsible for anything found in their system.
  • You must be aware of the sanctions that could be applied to you in this Anti-Doping Policy.