WHO Region
Status of adherence to conventions(3)
Single Convention 1961:
As Amended 1961/72:
Receipt of statistics, and estimates by INCB(3)
Competent National Authority(2)

Drug Control Section
Office Scientific Evaluation
Therapeutic Goods Administration
Department of Health
Box 100
Woden ATC 2606

Tel: 61 2 6232 8740
Fax: 61 2 6203 1740

Consumption Data At-A-Glance:

The links below provide the opioid consumption data trends from 1980 to 2015 in milligrams per capita and morphine equivalence (ME) milligrams per capita, as reported to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).

Note: Opioid consumption data reported by Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, and Norfolk Island to the INCB has been combined with Australia's opioid consumption data. The population of each Island has also been added to Australia's population.


1) World Health Organization. World Health Statistics: 2016. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2017. United Nations. Population, Health, and Environment Data and Estimates for the Countries and Regions of the World. Population Reference Bureau; 2016.
2) United Nations. Competent National Authorities Under the International Drug Control Treaties, 2015. New York, NY: United Nations; 2016.
3) International Narcotics Control Board. Narcotic Drugs: Estimated World Requirements for 2017 - Statistics for 2015. New York, NY: United Nations; 2017.