Wrestling Australia Inc (WAI) is committed to educating athletes, parents, coaches and support staff about the risks associated with the use of prohibited substances and doping methods in sport.

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is responsible for coordinating Australians Anti-Doping Programs which helps and protects your rights to compete on a level playing field, free from banned doping practices.  It is imperative that all athletes and coaches understand the requirements when it comes to sample collection by ASADA.


A full list if prohibited substances and methods can be found on the ASADA website (www.asada.gov.au).  All athletes and coaches should check any substances that they are taking to ensure that they are not a banned substance.  Please check the ASADA website or contact the ASADA Hotline on 1800 020 506 for further clarification.


Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) allow an athlete to use, for therapeutic use only, an otherwise prohibited substance or method which may be present during competition.  Where an athlete is required by their doctor to take a substance which is listed as a prohibited substance, they must first seek a Therapeutic Use Exemption from the Australian Sport Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC). TUE applications must be submitted to ASDMAC and may take up to 30 days to process.

To check substances and apply for Therapeutic Use Exemptions please visit – www.asdmac.gov.au


For further information on anti-doping please contact one of the following organisations:

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) – www.asada.gov.au, 1800 020 506

Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC) – www.asdmac.gov.au

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – www.wada-ama.org


ASADA would like to announce the launch of a new online course specifically focused on Whereabouts.

The course has been designed to help athletes and their support teams understand what Whereabouts is, and what it means to be placed on a Registered Testing Pool of Domestic Testing Pool.

It includes information on:

·         The importance of whereabouts to prevent and detect doping

·         What information is required from athletes

·         The difference between missed tests and filing failures

·         Case studies of how athletes have received strikes

·         The consequences of a strike

The course takes around 15 minutes and is freely available through ASADA e-Learning.

All athletes are encouraged to complete this training.


August Training Camp. Photo by Alex Bogatyrev