Clean, fair sport
To protect the health of athletes and the integrity of Australian sport by 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. We achieve our purpose through our operating model:
- Assessment: Collect and assess information to understand the doping environment. Use insights to decide what interventions will have the most impact.
- Prioritisation: Consider doping risk, government priorities, international obligations, staff capabilities and partner priorities when deciding what interventions to implement.
- Intervention: Combine and synchronise interventions in focus areas; engagement, deterrence and detection.
- Evaluation: Collect feedback and evaluate interventions to identify opportunities for improvement.
Our operating model is complemented by our strategic direction, to:
- enhance engagement and partnerships,
- enhance intelligence, and
- enhance education and awareness.
The Corporate Plan sets out our strategic direction and priorities, and how we intend to achieve our purpose over the coming four years.