The Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) is an ongoing national illicit drug monitoring system intended to identify emerging trends of local and national concern in illicit drug markets.
The IDRS consists of annual interviews across all Australian jurisdictions with people who inject drugs (PWID), as well as analysis and examination of indicator data sources related to illicit drugs.
The IDRS has been conducted annually since 2009 and forms part of the Drug Trends program coordinated by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. It is designed to be sensitive to trends, providing data in a timely manner, rather than describing issues in detail.
Access the latest report - Australian Drug Trends 2022 - Key Findings from the Illicit Drugs Reporting System
Access the 2021 report - NSW Drug Trends 2021 - Key Findings from the Illicit Drugs Reporting System
Access the 2020 report - NSW Drug Trends 2020 - Key Findings from the Illicit Drugs Reporting System