• Illicit drug use on the rise in Western Australia


    Latest statistics reveal Western Australia has continued to report the highest average use of methamphetamine in the country.

    The Australian Crime Intelligence Commission found methamphetamine accounted for 88.2 per cent of illicit drugs used by WA residents – the highest percentage in the country.

    Impact on property owners and tenants

    Residential illicit drug activity is a major concern for property owners and tenants due to the potential health and safety risks.

    With the risk and harm posed to the WA community on the increase, it is important to be educated on how to identify illicit drug activity and how to manage the associated risks.

    New illicit drug awareness course

    Last month REIWA Training launched a new illicit drugs awareness course, which was highly praised by attendees.

    This practical and evidence based session is presented by two of Australia's most recognised illicit drug and drug manufacture experts, Paul Newell and Keith Norman.

    While the content has been developed to assist those working in real estate, the session has also been popular with other industry professionals and also members of the public. 

    “Extremely beneficial and factual insight into drug awareness. One of the most interesting courses I have attended,” - Ian Wilson

    How to report a suspected drug related crime

    In the case of a known activity, suspicion or evidence of illicit drug use, reports can be made to the police by visiting the Crime Stoppers website or calling 1800 333 000.

    To attend the next course, visit the REIWA Training courses page.