State & Territory Drug Laws

Each state and territory has a different set of laws in regards to drugs. In this section you can access factsheets regarding each of the individual states and territories drug laws.
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Western Australian Drug Laws Factsheet
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So what are the drug laws within Western Australia? Read on to find out more.

Possession and Use

Within Western Australia, it is an offence to:
  • Possess a prohibited drug
  • Possess equipment for administration of prohibited drugs
  • Self administer prohibited drugs
The maximum penalty applicable for possession is dependent upon the quantity of drugs involved and the scheduling of the drug. Within Western Australia, cocaine is a Schedule 1 Drug, while amphetamines and MDMA are considered Schedule 2.

The table below summarises the maximum penalties for possession of cocaine, amphetamines or MDMA (Ecstasy):

Possession (Up to 2.0 grams) Intent to supply (2.0 grams to 28g) Trafficking (28 grams or more)
Maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and or fines of up to $2000 Maximum penalty of 25 years of imprisonment and/or fines of up to $100,000 Maximum penalty of 25 years of imprisonment and/or fines of up to $100,000


It is an offence to manufacture or traffic amphetamines, cocaine or MDMA in Western Australia or to possess many of the items and substances required in the production of these substances.

*This fact sheet is for information only and should not be relied upon as legal advice.
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