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The preservation of the spirit of sport — namely the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind — is characterised by the following values:

• Ethics, fair play and honesty
• Health
• Excellence in performance
• Character and education
• Fun and joy
• Teamwork
• Dedication and commitment
• Respect for rules and laws
• Respect for self and other participants
• Courage
• Community and solidarity.

Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport and Rowing Australia is committed to:
• Protecting athletes’ fundamental right to participate in doping-free sport and thus promote health,
• Ensuring harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programs at the international and national level with regard to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping.

World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA)

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organisation created in 1999 to promote, coordinate, and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms.

Composed and funded equally by the sports movement and governments of the world, WADA coordinated the development and implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), the document harmonising anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.

Vision: WADA works towards a vision of the world that values and fosters doping free sport.

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA)

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is a government statutory authority that is Australia’s driving force for pure performance in sport. It is the organisation with prime responsibility for implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code) in Australia.

Anti-Doping 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. ASADA offers a range of anti-doping education opportunities for individuals, clubs, schools, state and national sporting organisations. Most programs and resources are available free of charge.

Check Your Substance via Global DRO

Find out if your medications and substances are permitted or prohibited in sport. Results are based on the current World Anti-Doping Code Prohibited List. Make sure you keep your search receipt for any future queries regarding this search.

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)

For information on Therapeutic Use Exemptions, please view this page on the RA website here


Sample collection (also known as doping control or drug testing) is an essential part of promoting and protecting doping-free sport.
Sample collection detects the use of a prohibited substance, or prohibited method, by an athlete and consists of testing by an anti-doping organisation (such as ASADA) and sample analysis, by a laboratory accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Sample collection can be either in-competition or out-of competition (such as at an athlete’s training venue or home). The majority of testing is carried out with no advance-notice. The test can involve the collection of urine, blood or both.

More Information:

Please contact the ASDMAC secretariat office for clarification or with any questions via:
(02) 6222 4283
13 000 27232 (Option 4)
[email protected]

Useful Links

Rowing Australia Anti-Doping Policy
WADA Prohibited List 2020 (Active 1 January 2020)
WADA Prohibited List 2019 (Active 1 January 2019)
RA No Needle Policy
FISA No Needle Policy (See Point 4)
RA Illicit Drugs Policy