Centre for Behavioural
Research in Cancer

Australian secondary student smoking behaviours

Beginning in 1984, this survey obtains prevalence estimates of tobacco smoking among secondary schoolchildren throughout Australia at three-yearly intervals. The survey also obtains prevalence estimates of secondary students' use of alcohol, and since 1996, use of illicit substances and non-prescription pain killers.

The report from the most recent survey, conducted in 2017, is available from the Department of  Health . For other reports and research output from this project, follow the link below.

CBRC staff

Prof Vicki White, Prof Melanie Wakefield AO


Contributed by Cancer Council Victoria, state health departments, state Cancer Councils and Australian Department of Health and Ageing.


1984 - present