Informing the Australian community about inhalant abuse

ALERT March 2014

Due to the recent defunding of ADCA by the federal government the custodianship of the National Inahlants Information Service website has passed on to the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service (CAYLUS). CAYLUS views the NIIS website as being a valuable resource to those of us working with people that are impacted by inhalant use, so we are keen to see it continue. 

We will aim to keep the current content available, but will not be actively updating information for the time being. If you are aware of something that needs updating please let us know by emailing and we will do our best. 

CAYLUS would be happy to hear from other agencies that are interested in playing a role in keeping this resource alive. For enquiries email

If you wish to voice your support  for ADCA please contact the Department of Health or Senator Nash ( or add your name to our online petition


The National Inhalants Information Service (NIIS) is the first central online service in Australia that provides information about inhalant misuse (also referred to as volatile substance misuse). The service is designed to provide information, research assistance and support for the Australian community, parents and families, teachers, alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers and other professionals assisting users of volatile substances.

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“Inhalants use is an issue in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Australia and occurs throughout a range of urban, regional and remote communities”
National Inhalant Abuse Taskforce (2006) National directions on inhalant abuse, final report. Melbourne: Victorian Government Department of Human Services

The National Inhalants Information Service project is managed by the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia.

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