Needle & Syringe Program
Responsive User Services in Health Northern Sydney Local Health District

Injecting equipment available

RUSH carries a full range of injecting equipment, including fitpacks, needles, barrels, filters, tourniquets, water, spoons and swabs. Just drop in and we’ll give them to you on the spot.

Alternatively, our Thursday Outreach Service can deliver the equipment you need locally. Just place an order by 2pm Wednesday afternoon and we’ll deliver your order on the Thursday of that week.

Need a quick reference to what equipment is available? Take a look at our handy Injecting Equipment guide.

New sizes of needle in stock: 

We now have 23g x 1" (0.6 x 25mm) needles (blue).  

We now have 30g x 1/2" (0.3 x 13mm) needles available. These are the smallest needles that we offer, if there is sufficient demand we'll make them a standard stock item.

The coloured Unisharp 1ml syringes are now in stock at Brookvale and RNS. Available in 2 needle sizes; 27g & 29g.

Safe disposal

Safe disposal of injecting equipment isn’t just about protecting yourself, it’s about protecting your friends, family and the community. We’re not just talking needles, either – swabs, tourniquets and even water should be disposed of responsibly. Remember, once it’s been opened, it’s no longer sterile.

RUSH takes any used equipment for disposal. We also offer a range of  disposal containers.

Whether it's for yourself or you want to provide disposal facilities for others, you’ll find more information on our Safe Disposal page.

Needle clean-up

If you’ve found a used syringe, we don’t recommend trying to dispose of it yourself. Call us on 9388 5110 or 0412 266 226 or the NSW Needle Clean Up Hotline on 1800 633 353 (1800 NEEDLE).

If it’s vital that you deal with found equipment immediately, be sure to read our safe handling guide first.

Support services

As well as providing clean injecting equipment, RUSH offers advice, education, support and counselling services free of charge. We also provide referrals to various other medical and community social services. So if there’s anything you need help with, let us know – chances are we can either help you directly, or put you in touch with someone who can.

Of course, in the case of an overdose or any other situation requiring immediate attention, call an ambulance or visit your local hospital’s Emergency Department as soon as possible.

All the services we provide are anonymous and confidential.

Get in touch, or just drop in.

Northern Beaches

612-624 Pittwater Road, Brookvale. Opposite Warringah Mall 

We are open 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

We are now able to test for HEP C and HIV using the DBS (Dry Blood Spot test) at our site. Drop in or call to enquire about  booking a testing time that suits you.

Easter closures. Please note that we will be closed on Fri 10th April (Good Friday) & Monday 13th April (Easter Monday).

COVID-19 Our Primary services at Brookvale & St Leonards remain open as per usual but the situation with COVID-19 is changing day to day so this may change.  Please check the website or give us a call to confirm that we are open. 

See www.health.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus for up to date information on COVID-19. 

Please note: days and hours are subject to change, so to avoid disappointment please call to check we will be open. Please call 9388 5110


 

North Shore

2C Herbert Street, St Leonards.
Located next to the Opiate Treatment Program.

We are open 9am to 5pm  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday (and some Thursdays)

Easter Closures: Please note that we will be closed on Fri 10th April (Good Friday ) & Monday 13th April (Easter Monday)

RUSH RNS (St Leonards) will be closed on Thursday, April 2.

COVID-19 Our Primary services at Brookvale & St Leonards remain open as per usual but the situation with COVID  is changing day to day so this may change. Please check the website or give us a call to confirm that we are open.

See www.health.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus for up to date information on COVID-19.

Where can I get a clean fit?

Locations (click to expand)

  • Brookvale RUSH/ aka Beaches NSP

    612-624 Pittwater Road, Brookvale, 9388 5110

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9am - 5pm.

    Full range of equipment available

    BEACHES NSP will be closed Fri 10th April  & Mon 13th April due to the Easter public Holidays.We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    24/7 Vending machines on site – No charge per fitpack.

    We now have the coloured Unisharp 1ml syringes in stock, 27g & 29g needles.

    Brookvale can now do DBS ( Dry Blood Spot Testing) for Hep C and HIV on site.  Come in to see us or call to enquire about booking a testing time that suits you.

     

    Please call on 9938 5110 for any enquiries on opening hours.

  • RNS RUSH Community Health Centre

    2c Herbert Street , St Leonards, 9462 9040

    9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

    Full range of equipment available
    Two vending machines on site – No charge per fitpack.

    We will be closed over the Easter Break Fri 10th & Mon 13th April for the Easter Break.

    We now have the Unisharp coloured syringes in stock. Available with 27g and 29g needles.

    We now have 30g needles available. These are the smallest needles that we offer, if there is sufficient demand we'll make them a standard stock item.

  • Brooklyn Community Health Centre

    Cnr of Brooklyn Rd & Dangar Rd, Brooklyn, 9985 7717

    Mon- Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks and steroid packs available.
    No vending machine.

  • Berowra Community Health Centre

    123 Berowra Waters Road, Berowra, 9456 3344

    Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack. When the centre is open fitpacks are also available from reception.

    Steroid packs are now available, just ask at reception. Each pack contains 30 x 3ml syringes, 30 x 23g (blue) needles, 30 x 19g (pale yellow) drawing up needles, swabs and a disposal bin.

  • Hillview Community Health Centre

    1334 Pacific Highway, Turramurra, 9024 9000

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available.
    No vending machine.

    Steroid packs are now available, just ask at reception. Each pack contains 30 x 3ml syringes, 30 x 23g (blue) needles, 30 x 19g (pale yellow) drawing up needles, swabs and a disposal bin.

  • Galston Community Health Centre

    17 Arcadia Street, Galston, 9653 2235

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available.
    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.

    Steroid packs are now available, just ask at reception. Each pack contains 30 x 3ml syringes, 30 x 23g (blue) needles, 30 x 19g (pale yellow) drawing up needles, swabs and a disposal bin.

  • Hornsby Hospital Emergency Dept

    Palmerstone Road, Hornsby, 9477 9123

    24 hours / 7 days a week

    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.
    Now located on Lowe Road, Gate 4, next to Drug & Alcohol

    Fitpack Chute available within the ED

  • Mona Vale Hospital Emergency Department

    Coronation Street, Mona Vale, 9998 0333

    24 hours / 7 days a week

    Fitpacks available only.
    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.

  • Ryde Hospital Emergency Department

    Denistone Road, Eastwood, 9958 7888

    24 hours / 7 days a week

    Fitpacks available only.
    No vending machine.

  • Pennant Hills CHC

    5 Fisher Avenue, Pennant Hills, 9483 7999

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available.

    Steroid packs are now available, just ask at reception. Each pack contains 30 x 3ml syringes, 30 x 23g (blue) needles, 30 x 19g (pale yellow) drawing up needles, swabs and a disposal bin.
    No vending machine.

  • SDECC

    91 Pittwater Road, Manly, 9977 0711

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available only.
    No vending machine.