Skip to main content

Compliance and Enforcement Framework 2023 - 2025

Last updated
Resource type

This framework will help people understand their legal obligations when dealing with controlled drugs, and the regulatory and administrative tools we use to ensure compliance.

We take a risk-based approach to compliance and enforcement for activities undertaken by narcotic drug industries in Australia.

The framework outlines how we will:

  • encourage compliance by educating persons about their responsibilities
  • analyse emerging risks to identify any need to adjust our compliance and enforcement focus and resources
  • manage identified non-compliance, using administrative action or formal enforcement proceedings where necessary
  • work with other agencies to coordinate compliance approaches and refer potential offences that are outside our remit.


  • Introduction
  • Legislative requirements
  • Risk-based approach to compliance
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Intelligence collection and analysis
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Education
  • Prioritisation
  • Compliance Inspections
  • Investigations
  • Enforcement
  • Administrative Law Principles

Help us improve the Office of Drug Control site