Who We Are

We represent a grassroots network of students and young people working towards meaningful drug policy reform grounded in evidence, compassion and human rights. SSDP Australia recognises that the legacy of our current drug laws are steeped in prejudice and the harms of drug use and of prohibition tend to affect already disadvantaged and marginalised groups disproportionately.

We are committed to challenging the stigma of drug use and creating an inclusive environment that welcomes the participation of all people regardless of race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, political persuasion, religious or spiritual beliefs, disability, blood-borne virus status, criminal record, age, parenting or caring status and psychoactive substance preference.

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Want To Join Us?

Want to get involved in the drug policy reform movement? Want to be a part of a community committed to improving society's relationship with drugs? Want to meet people who care about having fun and talking about serious topics?

Our mission is to connect students and young people with the evidence base and reform movement around drugs. There are a range of opportunities for you to get involved. Join us here and we'll be in touch!

Check out our list of existing chapters to see if there is an active chapter or other SSDPers on your campus, at your institution or nearby. 

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In The News


By SSDP Australia / August 29, 2018

International Overdose Awareness Day 2018 (Penington Institute)

// Written by John Ronan, Penington Institute // Every year communities around the world come together on 31 August to...

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By SSDP Australia / May 22, 2018

Dependence on a War on Drugs

// Written by Tom Marratt, University of South Australia // This week, Steven Marshall, the Premier of South Australia, has...

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By SSDP Australia / March 25, 2018

Annual Report, Farewell to the Old Executive, and Welcome to the New Executive.

To all of our lovely SSDP members and our outstanding allies, we are excited to wish you all an absolutely...

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By SSDP Australia / March 15, 2018

Young people recent cannon fodder in the War on Drugs.

Written by Tara Schultz // (contributor): Ben Ormsby Recently, the Victorian State opposition announced a plan that could see young...

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 7:18am
“On the third floor of the Aids Council of NSW building, Nick Kent fiddles with a projector. He is on the frontline of pill testing advocacy in NSW and in search of the perfect frame for his... https://t.co/QQtYVRSAWj
Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 2:07pm
Pre-sale tickets now available for our party at The Gasometer Hotel, with the option to donate $10 or $20 if you wish!

All funds from tickets will go to directly to training and resources for the #BHNH campaign.
Come along on... https://t.co/72LVsB32Rq
Monday, March 25th, 2019 at 12:59pm
Pre-sale tickets now available for our party at The Gasometer Hotel, with the option to donate $10 or $20 if you wish!

All funds from tickets will go to directly to... https://t.co/mPF9wMZxPR
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 4:16pm
Well this is exciting! The Greens NSW are proposing that people who have been prosecuted for possession of cannabis should have their charge wiped.

With NSW Labor promising to hold a drug summit if elected, what do you think the chances are of this... https://t.co/T7YL04zg0G
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 12:56pm
Sydney! Tonight you can join Cate Faehrmann and Alex Greenwich in conversation about what a world beyond the war on drugs might look like. Come chat to SSDP crew too, including about how the #BeHeardNotHarmed campaign is changing the dialogue on pill... https://t.co/beLV9yABib
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 7:36am
Identify as LGBTIAQ+? Head along to SSDP UniMelb - Students for Sensible Drug Policy at University of Melbourne today to learn about the intersections between the War on Drugs and queer people! https://t.co/yxCzfBlevh


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