Welcome to NDLERF


The National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund promotes quality evidence-based practice in drug law enforcement to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of licit and illicit drug use in Australian society. A key aim of NDLERF is to promote collaboration between the Law Enforcement Sector and Researchers.

The Australian Government Department of Health funds the NDLERF as part of its commitment to the National Drug Strategy under the Substance Misuse Prevention & Service Improvement Grants Fund (SMPSIGF).

Research Grants

The NDLERF Program will not be undertaking a grant funding round for 2014/15. This decision has been made by the Board due to the limited funding currently available. The Department of Health has advised the AIC and NDLERF Board of its decision to discontinue funding of NDLERF beyond 2014-15. This decision does not affect the funding of any projects currently funded.

The AIC along with the NDLERF Board are seeking alternative funding sources.

If you have any queries, please contact the Secretariat via email at ndlerf@aic.gov.au