How much cannabis is seized by police each year in Australia?

In 2013-14, there were 53,404 cannabis seizures in Australia, amounting to a total weight of 7,074 kilograms. The largest number of cannabis seizures occurred in New South Wales, but the largest quantity of cannabis was seized in Victoria. 

In 2013-14, 32% of cannabis seizures occurred in NSW, which accounted for 24% of the total weight of cannabis seized. In 2013-14, 7% of cannabis seizures occurred in VIC, which accounted for 40% of the total weight of cannabis seized. In 2013-14, 30% of cannabis seizures occurred in QLD, which accounted for 13% of the total weight of cannabis seized. In 2013-14, 0.8% of cannabis seizures occurred in SA, which accounted for 11% of the total weight of cannabis seized. In 2013-14, 22% of cannabis seizures occurred in WA, which accounted for 3% of the total weight of cannabis seized. In 2013-14, 3% of cannabis seizures occurred in TAS, which accounted for 2% of the total weight of cannabis seized. In 2013-14, 3% of cannabis seizures occurred in the NT, which accounted for 2% of the total weight of cannabis seized. In 2013-14, 1% of cannabis seizures occurred in the ACT, which accounted for 5% of the total weight of cannabis seized.

Source: Australian Crime Commission (2015) Illicit Drug Data Report 2013-14 (NCETA secondary analysis, 2016).

Please note: Percentages may not tally to 100% due to rounding.