This article was written by Fernanda Dahlstrom - Content Editor - Brisbane

Fernanda Dahlstrom has a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts. She also completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the College of Law in Victoria. Fernanda practised law for eight years, working in criminal defence, child protection and domestic violence law in the Northern Territory and in family law in Queensland.

Drug Offences (NSW)


New South Wales has laws against using, possessing, supplying, cultivating, manufacturing and importing prohibited drugs as well as drug driving offences. This page summarised some of the main offences relating to drugs in NSW. A person may be charged with offences relating to ecstasy, offences relating to cocaine, offences relating to steroids, the drug known as ice or cannabis, as well as other prohibited substances. These offences are governed by the Drugs Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985.

Possess prohibited drug

It is an offence in New South Wales to possess a prohibited drug. The penalties for possession of a prohibited drug depend on the quantity of the drug in a person’s possession and the circumstances of the offending.

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