Athletes

Prohibited substances and methods

Athletes competing in sports governed by a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy need to be aware that they can’t just take any drug or medication, or even use certain methods.

Athlete Whereabouts Guide

This document is a guide for athletes who are required to submit whereabouts information.

 

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Athletes may at times need to use a prohibited medication to treat a legitimate medical condition.

Anti-doping rule violations

Under the World Anti-Doping Code there are ten possible Anti-Doping Rule Violations.

Rule violation management process

Australia has a robust process in place to determine if an athlete or support person has committed a possible anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). This process is legislated and at its heart is the notion of procedural fairness.

Athlete counselling

This initiative provides an athlete, who has been notified of a possible anti-doping rule violation, with free access to independent and confidential counselling with qualified professionals.

Education

All members of Australia's sporting community can now access a range of anti-doping education programs and contribute to protecting our national sporting integrity.

World Anti-Doping Code

First adopted in 2004, the Code is the document that harmonises regulations regarding anti-doping across all sports and all countries. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) considers the Code to be a live document by evolving and building on the experience gained over time.

Testing

Sample collection (also known as doping control or drug testing) is an essential part of promoting and protecting doping-free sport. It is the process to detect and/or deter the use of a prohibited substance, or prohibited method, by an athlete.

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