The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries expects sport to be fair, safe and inclusive. All levels of sport with an element of competition should be based on natural ability, determination and fair play.
The department condemns the use of banned performance enhancing substances and other doping and drug taking practices in sport.
The State Government, through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, along with other government agencies play an important role in promoting a drug free culture in sport through the implementation of legislation, regulation, policies and programs.
Taking performance enhancing drugs are:
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) leads the global harmonisation of anti-doping policies and practices. There are three elements which together ensure the optimal harmonisation and best practice in international and national doping programs:
The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority (ASADA) is Australia’s national anti-doping organisation and delivers an integrated anti-doping program that is consistent with the principles of World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards.
ASADA works closely with sports, athletes, support personnel, law enforcement agencies and governments in:
All National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and affiliated State Sporting Associations (SSAs) are bound by the Code. NSOs require their members to:
impose sanctions for breaches of anti-doping rules.
All Australian Governments, including the WA State Government have committed to the National Anti-Doping Framework which seeks to provide a nationally-coordinated approach to implementing the World Anti-Doping Code. The framework operates on the basis that governments work together by:
The department provides funding to sports that are aligned to the WADA code.
Senior Policy OfficerDepartment of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries – Sport and RecreationTelephone 08 6552 7300
National Anti-doping Framework
6 September 2016
1 February 2017
Do not submit enquiries with this form.