Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)

The needle and syringe program (NSP) is a non-judgemental, confidential, friendly service with a range of injecting equipment, disposal facilities and resources for people who inject drugs.

At NSP, you’ll find specialised staff who can provide interventions, referrals, equipment demonstrations and information.

For the location of the NSP in your region use the map below.

Details
All injecting equipment is free except for:

  • sterile water ($0.50c and $0.30c ampoules)
  • disposable tourniquets ($0.80c)
  • vending machine fitpacks ($2.00).

The Needle and Syringe Program is a free service supported by the Crown through the Department of Health (Tasmania).

Primary & Secondary NSP Locations

South

Sexual Health Clinic

Clinic 60 – 03 6166 2672
60 Collins Street, Hobart

 

Needle and Syringe Program (NSP’s)

Anglicare Glenorchy – 03 6213 3547
436 Main Road, Glenorchy

Anglicare Hobart – 03 6213 3943
Basement, 18 Watchorn Street, Hobart

Bridgewater Community Centre – 03 6263 4303
6 Bowen Drive, Bridgewater

Clarence Integrate Care Centre – 03 6166 2323
18-22 Bayfield Street, Rosny

 

Community Houses

Gagebrook Community Centre – 03 6263 6097
191 Lamprill Circle, Gagebrook

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre – 03 6234 0777
56 Patrick Street, Hobart

 

Youth Health Service

The Link – 03 6231 2927
57 Liverpool Street, Hobart

North

Sexual Health Clinic

Clinic 34 – 03 6777 1371
34 Howick Street, Launceston

 

Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)

Salvation Army Launceston – 03 6323 7500
111 Elizabeth Street, Launceston

 

Community Centres and Hospitals

Cape Barren Island Health Centre – 03 6359 3566
5 Everett Court, Cape Barren Island

Flinders Island Aboriginal Association – 03 6359 3532 
16 West Street, Lady Baron, Flinders
Island

Flinders Island Multi-Purpose Centre – 03 6359 0200
James Street, Flinders Island

Ravenswood Community Health Centre – 03 6777 3006
39-41 Lambert Street, Ravenswood

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Launceston – 03 6777 3006
182 Charles Street, Launceston03 6332 3800 

St Helens District Hospital – 03 6387 5570
10 Annie Street, St Helens

North West

Sexual Health Clinic

Clinic 23 – 03 6777 1371
23 Steele Street, Devonport
This is an outreach clinic.

 

Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)

Anglicare Burnie – 03 6430 3342
51 Wilmot Street, Burnie

Youth Family and Community Connections – 03 6423 6635
62 Stewart Street, Devonport

 

Community Centres and Hospitals

Burnie Community House – 03 6433 3219
24 Wiseman Street, Burnie

Devonport Community Health Centre – 03 6478 6166 
23 Steele Street, Devonport

King Island Hospital – 03 6462 9900
35 Edward Street, Currie

North West Regional Hospital – 03 6493 6000
23 Brickport Road, Burnie

Rosebery Community Hospital – 03 6495 1570
1 Hospital Road, Roseberry

Smithton District Hospital – 03 6478 9520 
74 Brittons Road, Smithton

Wyndarra Centre – 03 6452 2722
43 Smith Street, Smithton

Luke's story*

I’m so happy to be able to walk in here and not only be able to get equipment, but also be understood.

Sometimes things are hard but that’s when I know I can get support here.

I lost a long-time friend from health complications on the weekend and I knew I could come in here and not be judged.

It never gets any easier, believe me, but on the upside I’m amazed at how much support I’ve had from everyone here.

I’ve been offered free counselling as well. I’m feeling stronger.

*The person’s name has been changed for privacy reasons.