Link to the our Registration with the ACNCDrug Policy Australia is a public health NGO primarily concerned with promoting new approaches to minimise the health risks and other harms caused by the use of both licit and illicit drugs which affects the well-being of all Australians.


Prohibition is killing our children

Drug use can be dangerous but prohibition makes them more dangerous, even deadly. We've had 60 years of prohibitionist drug policies in Australia in yet drug use is at an all-time high. Surely it's time to try alternative approaches to drug policy that reduces the damage that prohibition does to our young people.

"We believe that legally enforced abstinence is counter-productive in Australia which has one of the highest per capita consumption rates of drugs in the world."

Is it Time to Legalise Drugs?

Speech by Greg Chipp at the Melbourne Town Hall.

Please support our work.

The Facts from the Government

The optimum health outcome for those Australians using a psychoactive substance and their families is best achieved by legal regulation and harm reduction strategies.

Read more about our work >>

Support Don't Punish Melbourne 2018

 December 20, 2018 ·  

Portugal Decriminalised Drugs in 2001 - Should Australia do the...

Read More

Our Young Men Need Help Now to Avoid Prison Later

 July 26, 2018 ·   · 3 reactions

Dr Sally Wilkins is a Melbourne-based Consultant Psychiatrist who...

Read More

Hepatitis C won’t be Eliminated in Australia without Harm Reduction in Prisons

 July 13, 2018 ·  

Hepatitis C (HCV) in detainees who inject drugs is rife...

Read More

Alcohol leads to more violence than other drugs

 July 12, 2018 ·   · 1 reaction

but you'd never know from the headlines

Read More