National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

National Drug Strategy

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The National Drug Strategy (NDS) and its forerunner, the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NCADA), have been operating since 1985. Both NCADA and NDS were created with strong bipartisan political support and involve a cooperative venture between the Commonwealth and state/territory governments as well as the non-government sector.


The National Drug Strategy, a cooperative venture between Australian, state and territory governments and the non-government sector, is aimed at improving health, social and economic outcomes for Australians by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of licit and illicit drugs in our society.

On this website you will find information about the National Drug Strategy and the advisory structures that support the strategy; links to the current drug campaign sites with information on initiatives at national, state/territory or community levels; the key research and data components supporting the strategy; publications; and key links to relevant government, professional organisations and drug-related portal sites.

What's New?

Public consultation for draft National Drug Strategy 2016-2025

The Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD) invites feedback on the draft National Drug Strategy 2016-2025.

National Drug Strategy 2010-2015

The Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy approved the National Drug Strategy 2010-2015 at its meeting held in Perth on 25 February 2011.

The strategy is the result of an extensive consultation process that began in December 2009 with the release of a consultation paper and concluded in December 2010 with the close of comments on a draft of the strategy.

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