2024 NDARC Annual Research Symposium

Save the date for the 2024 NDARC Annual Research Symposium, taking place on the 20 September 2024. This event features leading national and international researchers in the alcohol and other drugs sector.

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Established in 1986, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW is Australia's leading research group in the alcohol and other drugs sector. Highly regarded both here and overseas, we generate evidence-based, multidisciplinary research that positively impacts strategies to address alcohol and other drug use and related harms.

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.

Upcoming events

  • Thu 2 May 3pm - 4pm

    Data linkage across sectors to explore health trajectories..

  • Thu 23 May 3pm - 4pm

    Minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland...

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