Approval to Participate in Needle Exchange Program - New South Wales


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.

Service type


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 Details for this service in table format.

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Act(s) name

Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 New South Wales

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Population Health

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:


Population Health

NSW Ministry of Health

New South Wales
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