Approval to Supply Syringes - Australian Capital Territory


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
  • 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
  • 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.


1 year from the date of approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You do not need to pay any fees.

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service

Health Protection Service

Health Directorate

Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 6205 1700
Fax: 02 6205 1705