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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Tasmanian Drug Laws Factsheet
Last Edited By: Bluebelly on 15 Feb 2010 (+ 5)

So what are the drug laws within Tasmania? Read on to find out more.

Possession and Use

Within Tasmania, it is an offence to:

  • Possess a prohibited drug
  • Possess equipment for administration of prohibited drugs
  • Self administer prohibited drugs or allow another to administer drugs to you.


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

Trafiicable quantities


In Tasmania, 25 grams of any substance is considered a trafficable quantity.
This is 25 grams of amphetamines, cocaine or MDMA.



The maximum penalty for possession of cocaine, amphetamines or MDMA in Tasmania is $6,000 or 2 years imprisonment.

If found guilty of selling or supplying any of these drugs the maximum penalty is $12,000 or 4 years imprisonment.

The maximum penalty for trafficking of cocaine, amphetamines or MDMA is 21 years imprisonment.

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

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