Powerlifting Australia Anti-Doping Programme

Powerlifting Australia is committed to fair, drug-free sport. The Powerlifting Australia Anti-Doping Policy is the Australian Anti-Doping Authority’s (ASADA’s) Model Policy and applies to every Powerlifting Australia member. In International events Powerlifting Australia members are additionally subject to World Powerlifting’s Anti-Doping Policy, which is the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Model Policy. Get to know these important policies:

Anti-Doping Policy

Powerlifting Australia

Anti-Doping Policy

World Powerlifting

Did you know that as a member of Powerlifting Australia you can be subject to anti-doping testing and investigation anywhere, anytime! Keep up to date by downloading the ASADA Clean Sport App.

The App has been designed with athletes in mind. It can be used to report doping, check if a medication is banned in sport, give ASADA feedback on testing missions, complete online education modules, and to access information regarding supplement use.


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Especially important in Powerlifting Australia and ASADA’s anti-doping program are:

  • Whereabouts
  • Learning and eResources
  • TUEs
  • Supplements
  • Information and Investigations


Every Powerlifting Australia member is on a form of Whereabouts. That is, having to provide information as to their location at home, work, training and so on. This will simply be via your annual membership form for many or by direct login to ASADA’s Registered Testing Pool for some. It is your responsibility to keep your details up to date.

Full Whereabouts Policy

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Learning and eResources

Become aware of what substances and methods are prohibited by referring to ASADA’s page on Prohibited Substances and MethodsASADA’s page on ‘Check Your Substances’, and by checking your substances on the Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO).

Learn more about your rights and responsibilities by completing ASADA’s online courses at www.elearning.asada.gov.au. Courses include Level 1 and 2 Anti-Doping, the Parents’ Guide To Clean Sport, Coaches Course, Getting To Grips With Ethics In Sport, and more.


Therapeutic Use Exemptions

If you genuinely need to take a medication which is on the WADA Prohibited List, you may be required to lodge a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) before or after your competition event. Learn more about TUEs HERE.


Many supplements are contaminated and its always the athlete’s responsibility to be aware of what they are consuming and to avoid an inadvertent anti-doping rule violation. Please refer to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority’s (ASADA’s) Supplement Page and the ASADA Clean Sport App for information on the risks of supplements and resources on how to check your substances.


Information and Investigations

Powerlifting is an at-risk sport for doping and is placed in the often problematic gym and fitness world. The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has strong investigatory powers and can pursue doping matters in co-operation with other law enforcement agencies. Your information can help Australia’s anti-doping program – please look at ASADA’s Intelligence page for how you can report confidentially.