Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)

Needle & Syringe Program

Our NSPs offer a range of free and confidential services including access to safe injecting equipment, education and support around substance use, overdose, safe injecting practices, blood-borne viruses and sexual health.

We also provide access to Naloxone. Naloxone is a medication that anyone can use to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Learn more about our NSP

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Learn more about Naloxone

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Vending Machines

In a discreet location outside our Brisbane and Townsville Needle and Syringe program locations, we have vending machines that dispense 1ml and 3mls syringe packs. The vending machines take 2 x $1 coins and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Frequently asked questions

All QuIHN Services are free.

Most of the equipment at our NSP’s is free.

There may be some items that cost a small amount of money, like wheel filters and torniquets.


If you get equipment from our NSP all we need to know if your age, post code and what drug you are using.

We are required to collect this data so we can track drug trends and make sure our services are meeting the needs of our community.

QuIHN has NSP’s in:

You can find the details of all these NSP’s via our locations page here ->

There also NSP’s run by other services in Queensland, you can find there here ->

A national list of NSP’s is also available here ->

For more information about our Needle and Syringe Program, contact us.