1953 CE
Heroin is banned in Australia

Heroin was banned from being imported and prescribed in Australia in 1953. These prohibition measures were brought about through international pressure. Up until then, heroin was widely used as a painkiller and in cough mixtures.

Source: History of drug laws (2015). New South Wales State Library.

Drugs: Opium (morphine, heroin, opioids)
Regions: Australia/Oceania
Topics: Prohibition