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 facilitates the supply of sterile hypodermic syringes, needles and information to intravenous drug users. The purpose of this is 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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Participation is open to health or community centres and pharmacies.

Please contact the agency to identify any further eligibility requirements.


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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

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