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 sterile injecting equipment for customers who use sharps.

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

Register for the Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Program

Link to Request Bin Collection

Request Bin Collection

Is your 120L Sharps Disposal Bin full of community-generated waste? Collection, transportation and incineration of community sharps waste is funded by Queensland Health.

Link to Order Sharps Packs

Order Sharps Packs

The supply and delivery of Queensland Health approved sterile injecting equipment (sharps packs) to pharmacies is fully funded by Queensland Health at no cost to participating pharmacies.

Link to PNSP app available to download

PNSP app available to download

This FREE app allows clients to search for public and pharmacy NSPs across Queensland. It also contains useful information about safe injecting practices, blood borne viruses and overdose.

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 sterile 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 Resources for PNSP staff

Resources for PNSP staff

Additional resources for PNSP staff

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 Read the latest PNSP News

Read the latest PNSP News

To help participating pharmacies achieve best practice, we provide regular program updates in the form of a monthly eNewsletter.

For more information

07 3831 3788

The PNSP provides hypertext links to a number of other service providers and websites as a way to provide resources and information to both the public and participating PNSP pharmacies. This does not mean that 1) the PNSP endorses these service providers, and websites (and the material contained) in any way and 2) the PNSP cannot be held liable for the service(s) provided by these service providers or the accuracy of material contained in the websites.

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Page last updated on: 14 January 2022