Safe railways for Australia

Industry drug and alcohol testing


These tables contain a summary of drug and alcohol testing conducted by industry.

Drug testing


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016(1)Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017 Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Number of tests 8,82916,06215,20317,59722,088
Number of positive results 2859574380
Rate (% of tests taken) 0.317%0.367%0.375%0.244%0.362%

Details of scope and methods
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards

Alcohol testing


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016(1) Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017 Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Number of tests 43,847109,144155,968204,348250,518
Number of positive results 2836353034
Rate (% of tests taken) 0.064%0.033%0.022%0.015%0.014%

Details of scope and methods
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards

Refusals


Jul – Dec 2015 Jan – Jun 2016(1) Jul – Dec 2016 Jan – Jun 2017 Jul – Dec 2017(2)
Number of refused drug & alcohol tests 5510811

Details of scope and methods
(1) WA data is from January 2016 onwards
(2) QLD data is from July 2017 onwards