Approval to Supply Syringes - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to provide syringes to people. This approval is available to:

  • Doctors;
  • Nurses;
  • Pharmacists;
  • Midwifes; and
  • Health workers.

The approval system is intended to prevent the spread of disease related to the use of syringes outside of medical applications.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You are required to submit an application providing:

  • Your personal details and the details of your occupation or business; and
  • If you are a health worker, the details of the most recent course of instruction you have completed in regards to the supply and use of syringes.

You will also be required to be considered a fit and proper person to be supplying syringes.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on your approval.



You do not need to pay any fees.

Administering agency

Health Directorate
Population Health Division

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service
Health Directorate
Population Health Division

Operating address:
Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611


02 6205 1700


02 6205 1705

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