Does crystal methamphetamine (ice) use in Australia vary by jurisdiction?
Australians living in Western Australia and South Australia are more likely to have used crystal methamphetamine (ice) in the past 12 months than Australians living in other jurisdictions.
0.4% of Australians living in New South Wales used crystal methamphetamine (ice) in the past 12 months, compared to 0.6% in Victoria, 1.0% in Queensland, 1.6% in Western Australia, 1.5% in South Australia, 0.9% in Tasmania, 0.3% in the Australian Capital Territory, and 1.1% in the Northern Territory.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2018).