Needle and syringe program

The Needle and Syringe Program aims to reduce the risk of transmission of the HIV virus and other blood borne diseases for injecting drug users by providing sterile injecting equipment and education.

The Program also provides condoms and pamphlets on harm minimisation including safer sex practices and safer injecting.

Also available are needle and syringe disposal containers which can be used to enable these items to be disposed of in the safest possible way.

Who can use this service?

All residents of the ACT who perceive themselves or a family member/friend to have an alcohol and/or drug issues.

How can I access it?

View the Directions ACT website for locations and opening hours of the exchange outlets, needle and medical waste disposal locations.

Contact us

Contact the Alcohol and Drug Service Intake line on (02) 5124 9977 or (02) 5124 1580.

Page last updated on: 4 Oct 2023