Licence to Establish a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to operate a medically supervised injecting centre. A medically supervised injecting centre is a medical centre where users of prohibited drugs can inject under the supervision and care of qualified health professionals.

Although any person who is involved in operating a licensed injecting centre is exempt from criminal liability for the administration of prohibited drugs, this licence does not authorise you to sell or supply prohibited drugs.

The Agency is authorised to issue only one licence for one premises at a time. The Agency will only issue a new licence if the earlier licence has been surrendered or revoked.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must satisfy the Agency that:

  • The internal management protocols for the proposed centre have been finalised and are of a satisfactory standard;
  • There is a sufficient level of acceptance, at community and local government level, for the establishment of an injecting centre at the premises; and
  • The premises are suitable for use as an injecting centre.

The Agency will also take into account any community drug action plan in force in the area in which your proposed injecting centre is located. Approval is at the discretion of the Agency.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

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

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office

Contact details

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


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 9042
Website: Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office (Opens in new window)