The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), is a premier research institution in Sydney, Australia and is recognised internationally as a Research Centre of Excellence.
With collaborators across Australia and the world, NDARC has a strong network of leading research and service organisations in the drug and alcohol sector. The Centre works with universities, research centres, health services, criminal justice agencies, peak bodies and alcohol and other drug service providers.
NDARC was established at UNSW Sydney in May 1986 and officially opened in November 1987.
UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme
NDARC is a collaborating partner of the UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme. NDARC’s Director, Professor Michael Farrell is Theme Principal.
Maridulu Budyari Gumal – the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE)
In 2017, Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction was approved as a SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG). NDARC’s Director, Professor Michael Farrell is CAG Leader.
National Drug Research Institute (NDRI)
National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)
Established in 1992, NCETA is located within the School of Medicine at Flinders University in South Australia. NCETA collaborates with NDARC and NDRI on a bimonthly publication, Drug and Alcohol Research Connections.
National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED)
NCCRED is made up of a consortium: NDARC, NCETA, NDRI, and St Vincent’s Health Australia and aims to detect and respond to trends in emerging drug health.
The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD)
Established in 1981, APSAD is the Asia Pacific's leading multidisciplinary organisation for professionals involved in the alcohol and other drug field. NDARC’s Director, Professor Michael Farrell is the current President of APSAD.
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre
Established by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet in partnership with NDARC, NDRI, and NCETA, The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre aims to improve the health of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.