Blog: Christmas and New Year shutdown

16 December 2013

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) will be closed for business over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

ASADA will close on Tuesday, 24 December and will re-open on Thursday, 2 January 2014.

ASADA’s testing program will continue to operate during the closure.

All RTP athletes must provide their Whereabouts this summer. It is important to let ASADA know of any changes to your Whereabouts information over the holiday period.

Watch this message from the Whereabouts team: 

Some options on the ASADA Hotline (13 000 27232) may not be available during the shutdown period.

Below are some alternative options that might address your needs, as well as Hotline options operating over the shutdown period.


The ASADA or ASDMAC website might be able to answer your immediate questions.

Checking a medication

If you need to check an Australian medication or a substance, try the online tool on the ASADA website in the first instance. If you require additional assistance call 13 000 (ASADA) 27232 and select option 1.


If you have an urgent Whereabouts enquiry or issue, send an email or call 13 000 ASADA (27232) and select option 2.

Stamp Out Doping

If you want to confidentially report suspicious doping activity in sport, ASADA’s Stamp Out Doping online form is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Therapeutic Use Exemption

For urgent matters relating to Therapeutic Use Exemptions send an email to ASDMAC or call 13 000 ASADA (27232) and select option 4.

Non-urgent enquiries will be dealt with when the office re-opens on 2 January 2014.

Anti-doping resources

A range of anti-doping resources including publications and video content is available online.


Media enquiries during the shutdown period should be made to (02) 6222 4263.

All services will resume from Thursday, 2 January 2014:

Wishing everyone a safe and happy festive season.