Needle & syringe program (NSP)

Through the needle and syringe program, syringes, swabs and disposal containers are provided free of charge, along with a disposal service for used materials.

The Ballarat Community Health needle and syringe program (NSP) is a public health initiative that aims to minimise the spread of blood-borne viruses and the harms associated with injecting drug use.

At BCH we provide a confidential and non-judgemental NSP service to members of the community wishing to access:

  • sterile injecting equipment
  • safer sex products
  • education and information
  • disposal of used equipment.

The needle and syringe program is available weekdays from 9:00am–5:00pm from the following BCH sites:

  • Lucas – 12 Lilburne Street
  • Sebastopol – 260 Vickers Street
  • Ballarat – 28 Victoria Street
  • Wendouree – 1042 Howitt Street
  • Wendouree – 10 Learmonth Road

If you have any questions regarding this service or locations nearest to you, please contact the Harm Reduction Coordinator on 5338 9164

A Secure Dispensing Unit (SDU) is located at the following locations:

  • Uniting Ballarat, 105 Dana Street.
  • Ballarat Community health, Cooinda site, 10 Learmonth Road, Wendouree
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