2024 NDARC Annual Research Symposium

Registrations for the 2024 NDARC Annual Research Symposium are now open! This event will take place on September 20, 2024, and features leading national and international researchers in the alcohol and other drugs sector.

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Established in 1986, NDARC has been Australia’s leading, internationally renowned research centre for over 35 years. We are at the forefront of national and international evidence-based responses to health challenges related to alcohol and other drugs. Our work saves lives and builds the fabric for the health and well-being of the community.

Drug Trends

The Drug Trends program, coordinated by NDARC since 1996, identifies emerging substance use issues in Australia. It provides impetus for policy responses and is funded by the Australian Government under the Drug and Alcohol Program.


Our research responds directly to the needs of federal and state governments, policy agencies, community groups, service providers, health professionals and clinicians. View our latest webinar recordings, fact sheets and reports.

Our projects

Explore our current projects related to alcohol and other drug use and related harms. We undertake a strategic program of work focused around eight key activity areas and in response to emerging drug and alcohol issues in Australia.

Our people

Our researchers, students and professional staff are leaders in the alcohol and other drugs sector. Meet our people and discover their areas of expertise.

NDARC Webinar Series

  • Thu 11 Jul 3pm - 4pm

    Do increases in gambling expenditure lead to more crime?

  • Thu 1 Aug 3pm - 4pm

    Parental substance use in the perinatal period and child...

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