Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is known by a variety of names in Australia:

  • coke
  • blow
  • Charlie
  • C
  • dust
  • flake
  • nose candy
  • snow
  • white
  • crack
  • rock
  • freebase.

What does cocaine look like? 

Cocaine that comes in three main forms:

  • A paste that is often off-white or light brown.
  • A powder which is often white or off-white.
  • A white or off-white crystal rock known as crack cocaine.

The powder is most common in Australia and is often used by snorting into the nose. The powder is often ‘cut’ (mixed) with other white powder substances that can also be harmful.

More information

Visit the Positive Choices website for detailed information about cocaine

Drugs A-Z on the Positive Choices website has detailed information about other drugs and alcohol. 


Page last updated: 21 Sep 2017