The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is intended to serve as a monitoring system, identifying emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets.

The IDRS consists of three components: interviews with a sentinel group of people who regularly inject drugs (PWID1) conducted in the capital cities of Australia; interviews with key experts (KE), professionals who have regular contact with illicit drug users through their work; and analysis and examination of indicator data sources related to illicit drugs. Australian Drug Trends 2016 draws largely on the PWID participant survey and indicator data components of the IDRS, while KE provide contextual information within jurisdictions. As a result, the KE information is reported more fully in the individual state/territory reports.



Antonia Karlsson, Lucinda Burns
Date Commenced
22 Jan 2018
Resource Type
Drug Trends National Reports