Click chemistry is fundamentally important to medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. It represents a powerful and versatile tool, which can be exploited to develop novel Pt-based anticancer drugs and to better understand the biological effects of Pt-based anticancer drugs at a cellular level. Innovative azide-alkyne cycloaddition-based approaches are being used to functionalise Pt-based complexes with biomolecules to enhance tumour targeting. Valuable information in relation to the mechanisms of action and resistance of Pt-based drugs is also being revealed through click-based detection, isolation and tracking of Pt drug surrogates in biological and cellular environments. Although less well-explored, inorganic Pt-click reactions enable synthesis of novel (potentially multimetallic) Pt complexes and provide plausible routes to introduce functional groups and monitoring Pt-azido drug localisation. Copyright © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.