Clean, fair sport
To protect clean sport through engagement, deterrence, detection and enforcement
The purpose of ASADA is to protect the health of athletes and the integrity of Australian sport through engagement, deterrence, detection and enforcement activities aimed at minimising the risk of doping.
How we achieve our purpose
Australia is a signatory to the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport and is required to implement anti-doping arrangements in accordance with the principles of the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code). We collaborate with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), overseas anti-doping organisations and other stakeholders to further the Australian Government’s efforts to strengthen anti-doping practices globally.
Our role and functions are set out in the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Regulations 2006 and the National Anti-Doping (NAD) scheme. To achieve our purpose we provide the Australian sporting community with a range of activities:
- Engagement: Strengthening relationships internally and externally to build anti-doping capabilities and harden the environment against doping in sport.
- Deterrence: Minimising the risk of doping through education, communications and testing.
- Detection: Gathering intelligence, targeted testing, and investigation of possible breaches of the anti-doping rules.
- Enforcement: Managing possible anti-doping violations and presenting cases at hearings and appeals.
The Corporate Plan sets out our strategic direction and priorities, and how we intend to achieve our purpose over the coming four years.