Anti-doping rules apply to all participants of our sport from elite down to grassroots. All members must be aware of, and have a basic understanding of, their obligations regarding anti-doping. The Sport Integrity Australia website has a range of information and resources to assist, including:

Squash Australia's Anti-Doping Policy is the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, effective 1 January 2021, and can be found on the Sport Integrity Australia website.

The World Anti-Doping Code Prohibited List

​The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) updates and publishes the Prohibited List each year.

​This list is the International Standard that outlines:

  • The substances and methods that are prohibited in- and out-of-competition.

  • The sports in which the substances and methods are prohibited.

​The Prohibited List is approved by WADA’s Executive Committee in September of each year and published three months before it comes into effect on 1 January.

​Read more on the WADA website:

Remember that individual products or brands are not named on the Prohibited List.

Athletes should check the status of all medications before they use them on Global DRO.

Checking Your Substances

Global DRO allows users to check whether the most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines in Australia are permitted or prohibited in sport.

If an athlete requires use of a prohibited substance to treat a medical condition, the athlete needs to be aware of  the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) requirements. For more information on a Therapeutic Use Exemptions visit Sport Integrity Australia’s website.

How to Check your Supplements on the SIA App

​There are potential pitfalls for athletes around the use of supplements in sport. Following are some videos developed specific to supplements to help athletes and support personnel understand how to check if substances are batch tested. It's Sport Integrity Australia's advice that no supplement is safe to use. As an athlete, you should not risk your career by taking a supplement because many supplements are contaminated with substances prohibited in sport.

Protein Fortified Foods - Poster

SARMS - Poster

Anti-Doping Control Process

A Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) official (or an accredited official acting on behalf of SIA) may require you to provide a sample at any time and at any place.

An athlete may commit and Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) and may receive a sanction for evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection during or after they are notified. The penalty for evading, refusing or failing to provide a sample upon a valid request may be the same as providing a sample that contains a prohibited substance.

Athletes can be tested either in-competition or out-of-competition. Athletes can be tested at a training venue or home address. Athletes can be tested with No Advance Notice and sample collection can include the collection of urine, blood or both. 

Improper Use Of Drugs And Medicine

The improper use of drugs and medicine in sport, including the use of supplements and the provision by unqualified and unauthorised people are a risk to the health of athlete and the integrity of sport.

To counter these risks, we have put in place an Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy which ensures:

Medical practitioners working in our sport are accredited and qualified to fulfil their duties
Medicines are used in appropriate ways
Safe use of supplements which comply with the World Anti-Doping Code
Illegal drug use is prohibited in our sport

Information to help 13-17 year old's understand the Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy.


For integrity enquiries and education opportunities please contact our National Integrity Manager.


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