2021 New Rules Around Glucocorticoid (GC) Injections in Competition

From 1 January 2022, all Glucocorticoid (GC), “cortisone”, injections will be prohibited in-competition. This is a new ruling, making their classification consistent with oral GC preparations.

GC injections are permitted out of competition, however, most commonly used GCs have a wash-out (clearance from the body) period of between three and five days while some types of GCs can stay in a person’s system for up to 60 days for intra-muscular injection. This means that some injections given before competition can be detected in an in-competition sample.

If an athlete requires a GC injection for legitimate medical purposes, they’ll need to check the Sport Integrity App for their Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) requirements and keep good medical records to enable a TUE application. Please remind your athletes to always discuss any treatment with their doctor and check any medications they are taking on GlobalDRO.

Click here for a factsheet about about the changes.

2021 Anti-Doping Policy

The Wrestling Australia Anti-Doping policy is the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, effective from 1 January 2021, and found here on the Sport Integrity Australia website. All members, participants and non-participants in the sport of Wrestling are bound by these rules.


Fact sheet

Click here for a Fact Sheet that shows the major changes to the Anti-Doping Policy.


Athlete Testing 

Athletes can be tested ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.  Make sure you are ready.



Annual Update 2022

The Sports Integrity Australia Annual Update 2022 has been released.  The 2022 Annual Update include information on:

* Anti-Doping Rules

*Changes to the Prohibited List

*Match Fixing

*Illicit Drug Use

*Abuse in Sport


Click here to complete the course.


Clean Sport 101

An introduction to Anti-Doping rules written in plain English. Designed for pathway athletes early in their careers, unlikely to be tested, and community/grassroots levels.

Course Length: 15 minutes

Available here through the Sports Integrity Australia website


Level 1 Anti-Doping Course 

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of anti-doping. The interactive course comprises of six modules and an assessment.  Total time to complete this course is approximately 70 minutes.

A badge is issued upon completion of the course and the final survey.  This badge will show on your certificate which can be can be downloaded from the New Badges Certificate option the main menu bar.

Available here through the Sports Integrity Australia website


Introduction to Match Fixing 

This e-learning program is designed to help you understand what match-fixing is, its consequences, how to recognise it and report it.

There are four different modules to complete. At the end of each, there will be a knowledge check to help you understand each section.

Course Length: 20 minutes

Available here through the Sports Integrity Australia website


From the 8th June 2020 Sport Integrity Australia Field Staff will be wearing a new uniform when conducting doping control testing.  Photos of the new uniforms can be found here.


Wrestling Australia Ltd (WA Ltd) 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.

Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) 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 SIA.



Did you know, as a member of Wrestling Australia, you can be subject to anti-doping testing and investigation- anytime, anywhere.

Keep up to date with all things ‘Anti-Doping’ by downloading the ASADA Clean Sport App (free from the App store) and by completing SIA’s online courses at




Prohibited association is one of the ten anti-doping rule violations.

Wrestlers can not associate with anyone serving an anti-doping ban in a sport related capacity.


A full list if prohibited substances and methods can be found on the Sports Integrity Australia website (  All athletes and coaches should check any substances that they are taking to ensure that they are not a banned substance.  Please check the Sports Integrity Australia website or contact the Sports Integrity Australia Hotline on 13000 27232 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 –



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

Sports Integrity  Australia – 13000 272 32

Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC) –

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) –

August Training Camp. Photo by Alex Bogatyrev