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


You will need 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.

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
  • 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.


A licence remains in force until it is surrendered or revoked, with the exception of suspension periods.


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Act(s) name

Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 New South Wales

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office

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