The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has commissioned The University of Queensland, and through it he University of South Australia, to undertake the data collection and analysis that underpins the report.
Report 14 of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program (the Program) covers around 56 per cent of the Australian population, which equates to about 13 million people. Fifty-six wastewater treatment plants across Australia participated in the April 2021 collection, which monitored the consumption of 12 substances. In June 2021, when only capital city sites were sampled, there were 20 sites.
Additional data are again available, by state and territory and drug type, as a guide to trends over the period the respective drugs have been monitored by the Program.
Additional longitudinal data figures, by state and territory and drug type
View previous National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program reports.