Who We Are

We represent a grassroots network of students and allies 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 historical racism and 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.

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?

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. If there is, get in touch with them and fill out their sign up form! If you don't have a local chapter, get in touch with us at hello@ssdp.org.au and we'll help you become a part of our national community and–if you're interested–help you set up a local chapter.  

Becoming a member of a chapter means you automatically receive SSDP Australia's national newsletter. If you don't have a local chapter to join and/or you want to become more involved with the development of SSDP Australia please become a full member of SSDP Australia by completing our sign up form

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In The News


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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By SSDP Australia
/ August 2, 2017

Student Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that Students for Sensible Drug Policy Australia’s first national conference, ‘Challenging The Narratives Of Prohibition’...

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