Prohibited List & TUEs

Prohibited List

The WADA Prohibited List is an International Standard that identifies substances and methods prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition and in particular sports.  Substances and methods are classified by categories (e.g. steroids, stimulants, gene doping).
The use of any prohibited substance by an athlete for medical reasons is possible by the authorisation of a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

2011 WADA Prohibited List

2011 WADA Prohibited List Info



An athlete may have an illness or condition that requires them to take particular medications.  If this medication happens to fall under the WADA Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may provide the athlete with the authorisation to take the required medicine.  Athletes participating in Paralympics Australia managed programs must contact the APC to determine which Anti-Doping organisation they are required to apply to for a Therapeutic Use Exemption.

Paralympics Australia Managed Programs

  • Boccia
  • Goalball
  • Powerlifting
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Winter


Athletes participating in mainstreamed Paralympic programs must contact their relevant National Federation to determine the process to apply for a TUE.

Mainstreamed Paralympic Programs

  • Athletics
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Tennis


WADA International Standard for TUE



ASADA Video – TUEs