Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority logo.png
Statutory authority overview
Formed 13 March 2006 (2006-03-13)
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Employees 290[1]
Minister responsible
Statutory authority executive
  • Ben McDevitt, Chief Executive Officer
Parent department Department of Health
Key document
  • Australian Sports Anti‑Doping Authority Act 2006

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority is a government department tasked to protect Australia's sporting integrity through the elimination of doping.[2] The authority is part of the Department of Health's portfolio and was established on 13 March 2006 under the Australian Sports Anti‑Doping Authority Act 2006.

The ASADA drug tests Australian athletes who compete at state and national levels. The ASADA can also test international athletes if they are competing in events held in Australia. It is also ASADA’s role to inform the sporting community of drugs and related safety issues. The ASADA Advisory Group is relied upon by the Chief Executive Officer as a consultative forum on matter related to the agency's purpose.[3]


Chair [4]

Chief Executive Officer [4]

  • Steve Haynes 1991-1995
  • Natalie Howson 1995-2001
  • John Mendoza 2001-2005
  • Richard Ings 2005-2006

With ASADA replacing Australian Sports Drug Agency in 2006, the Chair and Chief Executive positions were combined.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ APS Statistical Bulletin 2015-2016 (Report). Australian Public Service Commission. September 2016. 
  2. ^ "About ASADA". ASADA. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Governance". Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Australian Sports Drug Agency - Annual report 1990-1991 (PDF). Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. 1991. 

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