Approval to Participate in Needle Exchange Program - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to participate in a needle exchange program. Currently, the only needle exchange program available for participation is the New South Wales Needle and Syringe Program.

A needle exchange program is a program designed to prevent the spread of disease by facilitating the supply of sterile hypodermic syringes, needles and associated equipment to intravenous drug users and the provision of information regarding hygienic practices in the use of hypodermic needles and syringes, in order to prevent the spread of contagious disease and minimise health risks associated with intravenous drug use.

If you participate in the program, you will be required to stock a variety of injecting equipment, and other related equipment. Participation is open to health or community centres and pharmacies.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health
Population Health

Act(s) name

Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Drug Misuse and Trafficking Regulation 2011 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries
NSW Ministry of Health
Population Health

Operating address:
73 Miller Street
North Sydney, New South Wales 2060
Mailing address:
LOCKED BAG 961
North Sydney, New South Wales 2059

Phone:

02 9391 9000

Fax:

02 9391 9101

Disclaimer

The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.