The Needle & Syringe Program (NSP) is an outlet at the Integrated Care Centre that provides a full range of injecting equipment to consumers and has a dedicated NSP worker onsite. The NSP helps people who inject drugs by providing information, equipment, brief interventions and referrals.
Sharps can be returned directly to the outlet during opening hours, or alternatively sharps containers can be placed in our sharps disposal unit which is located in the Centre carpark on Bayfield Street.
Location: 16-22 Bayfield St, Rosny 7018
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 10 am-2 pm, Friday 9-5 pm (closed 12.30-1 pm).
Clarence Plains Community Health Centre is a secondary outlet and also stocks a range of basic injecting equipment.
Opening Hours: Mon- Thurs 8.30 am- 4 pm.
Council provides a service for the safe disposal of needles and syringes used for medical purposes. If you have a medical condition that requires the use of needles or syringes (such as diabetes), please contact Council’s Environmental Health Services on telephone number 6217 9570 for more details.
The inappropriate disposal of needles and syringes pose a public health risk with the threat of spreading infectious diseases. If in the event that you find a syringe / sharp in a public place, follow this link and open the ‘Safe Disposal of Needles and Syringes’ information sheet. This will advise you on what you can do.
Council also has council maintained sharps (needle and syringe) disposal units located in the following areas:
- Wentworth Park amenity block
- Wentworth Play Park
- Lewis Park toilet block
- Wellington Street Car Park
- Simons Park public toilet (Lindisfarne)
- Cremorne public toilets
- Risdon Vale public toilets
- Clifton Beach public toilets
- Bellerive Boardwalk public toilets
- Bellerive Beach public toilets.