The Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Program (PNSP)

The Queensland Needle and Syringe Program aims to reduce the incidence of blood borne viruses and injecting related injuries and disease. The program supplies sterile injecting equipment to injecting drug users with the aim of ensuring users do not re-use and share needles, thus decreasing injection-related harms and reducing the spread of blood borne viruses within the wider community, respectively.1

Many people rely on needles, lancets or syringes to manage medical conditions and maintain their health. Pharmacy plays an important role in the community by providing safe methods of disposal and clean injecting equipment for customers who use sharps.  

The PNSP is funded via Queensland Health and administered by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch.

Link to Request bin collection

Request bin collection

Is your 120L Sharps Disposal Bin full? Collection, transportation and incineration of the sharps waste is provided free of charge.

Link to Order Sharps Packs

Order Sharps Packs

The supply and delivery of Queensland Health approved clean injecting equipment (sharps packs) to pharmacies is free.

Link to Register for the PNSP

Register for the PNSP

We invite you to register in this important public health program and provide a much needed service to patients who inject medications.

Link to Find Participating Pharmacies

Find Participating Pharmacies

Locate a pharmacy near you which participates in the PNSP, where you can safely dispose of sharps and access clean injecting equipment.

Link to Education


View upcoming education sessions and gain the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful Needle and Syringe Program in your store.

Link to Recorded Webinars

Recorded Webinars

View recorded webinars instantly on a variety of Pharmacy Needle and Syringe program topics.

Link to FAQs


We have provided answers to common questions regarding the Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Program.

Link to Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Participating pharmacies and pharmacy staff agree to the following Terms and Conditions.

Link to Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures

Participating pharmacies should maintain and adhere to the following Policies and Procedures.

Link to Drug Facts

Drug Facts

There is a wide range of drugs or substances that can be abused. Please see the Alcohol and Drug Foundation Drugs Facts webpage for easy-to-read information on a range of drugs commonly used in Australia.

Link to Safer Injecting Practices

Safer Injecting Practices

Safe injecting practices can minimise the transmission of blood borne viruses and injection-related injuries.

Link to Blood Borne Viruses

Blood Borne Viruses

Blood-borne viruses (BBVs) include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and the human immune-deficiency virus (HIV).

Link to Update your pharmacy details

Update your pharmacy details

Update your pharmacy name, owner details, address or contact details.

Link to Meet the PNSP team

Meet the PNSP team

Meet Hidy Chan, Professional Practice Pharmacist of the Pharmacy Needle & Syringe Program.

Link to New PNSP app available to download

New PNSP app available to download

Search for public and pharmacy NSPs across Queensland. Learn about safe injecting practices, blood borne viruses and overdose.

For more information
Hidy Chan - Professional Practice Pharmacist - Pharmacy Needle & Syringe Program


07 3831 3788

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Page last updated 10 January 2019