Sports Medicine Australia (WA Branch) continues to manage the WA Drugs in Sport education project. On-going funding from the Department of Sport & Recreation allows the project to continue providing education, support services and resources to the community

Information for Athletes and Coaches

It is vital that all athletes eligible for testing are aware of the substances and methods prohibited in their sport. It is equally important that the coaches and extended support personnel, such as Physiotherapists, Sports Trainer, Doctors and Strength and Conditioning Coaches are also aware of the substances and methods prohibited in sport.

All prohibited substances and methods are listed in the Prohibited List. The Prohibited List is the international standard and is updated yearly by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The Prohibited List is reflective of the latest advancements in science and medicine, the List is finalised after consultation involving WADA and key stakeholders. Any changes to the List are approved by WADA’s Executive Committee in September and published three months prior (October 1st) before coming into effect on January 1st.

For the latest changes to the List click here.

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) also promotes the changes in the Prohibited List andĀ its application to Australian sports and athletes each year.

Athletes are able to check the status of a Substance by using the Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO). Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with up to date information on the prohibited status of specific medications based on the Prohibited List. It is important to note that Global DRO does not provide any information on any dietary supplements.

The information contained in Global DRO specifically relates to products sold in Australia, Japan, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.