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.

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 9977 2666 or 0412 266 226 or the NSW Needle Clean Up Hotline on 1800 633 353.

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

14 Pittwater Road, Manly – or give us a call on 02 9977 2666.

We’re open 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
Please note: days and hours are subject to change, so to avoid disappointment please call to check we will be open

We are moving! From the 15th December RUSH will be located at the new Brookvale Community Health Centre (612-624 Pittwater Road, Brookvale). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Changes to Operating Hours

  • 5th December (Tuesday) Open after 1pm
  • 8th December (Friday) Closed after 1pm
  • 25th December (Monday) Closed
  • 26th December (Tuesday) Closed
  • 29th December (Friday) Closed 
  • 1st January (Monday) Closed

North Shore

2C Herbert Street, St Leonards.
Please call 02 9462 9040 to check we are open.
We are usually open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
We are next to the Opiate Treatment Program.

Changes to North Shore Operating Hours

Please note that this site will be closed on Mondays and Thursdays. We are sorry for any inconvinence

  • 1st December (Friday) Closed afer 12:30pm 
  • 8th December (Friday) Closed after 1pm
  • 26th December (Tuesday) Closed
  • 29th December (Friday) Closed
  • 1st January (Monday) Closed

Where can I get a clean fit?

Locations (click to expand)

  • Manly RUSH

    14 Pittwater Road , Manly, 9977 2666

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

    No vending machine.

    Full range of equipment available.

    We are moving! From the 15th December RUSH will be located at the new Brookvale Community Health Centre (612-624 Pittwater Road, Brookvale). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Changes to Operating Hours

    • 5th December (Tuesday) Open after 1pm
    • 8th December (Friday) Closed after 1pm
    • 25th December (Monday) Closed
    • 26th December (Tuesday) Closed
    • 29th December (Friday) Closed
    • 1st January (Monday) Closed
  • RNS RUSH Community Health Centre

    2c Herbert Street, St Leonards, 9462 9040

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 5pm

    Full range of equipment available
    Two vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.

    Changes to North Shore Operating Hours

    Please note that this site will be closed on Mondays and Thursdays. We are sorry for any inconvinence

    • 1st December (Friday) Closed afer 12:30pm
    • 8th December (Friday) Closed after 1pm
    • 26th December (Tuesday) Closed
    • 29th December (Friday) Closed
    • 1st January (Monday) Closed
  • Brooklyn Community Health Centre

    Cnr of Brooklyn & Dangar Street, Brooklyn, 9985 7717

    Mon- Fri 9am to 5pm

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

  • Hornsby Hospital Emergency Dept

    Palmerstone Road, Hornsby, 9477 9123

    24 hours / 7 days a week

    Vending machine on site – No charge per Fitpack.

  • 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.

  • MDECC

    91 Pittwater Road, Manly, 9977 0711

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Fitpacks available only.
    No vending machine.