Illicit drugs

Programs and publications addressing the use of illicit drugs.

Page last updated: 09 June 2016


In response to the findings of the National Ice Taskforce, the Commonwealth Government has developed a comprehensive package to combat ice across key areas.


  • The Substance Misuse Service Delivery Grants Fund is a flexible funding pool for services that treat substance misuse.
  • The Non Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program funds non-government drug treatment services across Australia to increase the number of treatment places and improve treatment for people with drug and alcohol problems.
  • The COAG Mental Health Improved Services Initiative funds alcohol and other drug (AOD) services to build their capacity to manage and treat people with co-occurring AOD problems and mental illness (comorbidity).
  • The National Psychostimulants Initiative focused on addressing the problems caused by the increased availability and use of psychostimulants.
  • Supporting measures for Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs) comprise two streams:
    • increased education, counselling and referral services provided through community based programs and
    • diversification of NSPs (ie increase the accessibility of NSPs through pharmacies and other outlets and provide information and training support.

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