The Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) is an illicit drug monitoring system which has been conducted in all states and territories of Australia since 2003, and forms part of Drug Trends.

In 2019, we have provided a suite of products with the most up-to-date findings from interviews conducted annually from 2000-2019 with a cross-sectional sentinel group of people who regularly use ecstasy and other stimulants recruited from all capital cities of Australia.

This includes:
1.    A report overviewing the key findings in 2019
2.    One-page report briefing of key findings in 2019
3.    An infographic summarising key findings in 2019
4.    A PowerPoint slide deck comprising key figures that display trends of interest
5.    A methods document highlighting approaches to collating and presenting estimates
6.    Supplementary data tables, providing detailed findings underlying the tables and figures within the report

Results are not representative of all consumers or drug use in the general population and should be interpreted alongside findings from other data sources for a more complete profile of emerging trends in illicit drug use in Australia.

Latest release date

October 2019

Use of the data

Please note that any presentation of these data should include acknowledgment of Drug Trends at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.

Citation: Peacock, A., Karlsson, A., Uporova, J., Gibbs, D., Swanton, R., Kelly, G., Price, O. Bruno, R., Dietze, P., Lenton, S., Salom, C., Degenhardt, L., & Farrell, M. (2019). Australian Drug Trends 2019: Key Findings from the National Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS) Interviews. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.


Drug Trends is supported by the Australian Government under the Drug and Alcohol Program.


Please contact the research team at with any queries; to request additional analyses using these data; or to discuss the possibility of including items in future EDRS interviews.



Amy Peacock, Antonia Karlsson, Julia Uporova, Daisy Gibbs, Rosie Swanton, Georgia Kelly, Olivia Price, Raimondo Bruno, Paul Dietze, Simon Lenton, Caroline Salom, Louisa Degenhardt, & Michael Farrell
Date Commenced
16 Oct 2019
Resource Type
Drug Trends National Reports