This program provides clean needles, syringes and alcohol swabs for intravenous drug users.

In Victoria the Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) was originally established to minimise the spread of HIV among Intravenous Drug Users (IDUs) and from IDUs to the broader community. The NSP operates as a harm minimisation strategy. Harm minimisation is a concept that acknowledges that people may engage in risky activities and seeks to reduce the harm associated with those activities.

IDUs can collect clean needles and syringes free of charge.

The service is available to people living in the Yarra Ranges Council and surrounding areas.

No referral required.


The NSP is provided by the reception staff, who have undergone training about the provision of this service. The NSP coordinator is available for staff and clients to raise any issues or concerns.

Eastern Health Healesville


Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health,
377 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville 3777


Ph: 1300 130 381 (Option 4)

Frequently asked questions

No, you can go to service directly during opening hours.

This is a free service.

Yes, your privacy is important and vital in the work we do.