health programs

mobile syringe exchange

What is it?

Mobile Syringe Exchange encompasses two needle syringe programs (NSPs) operated by Youth Projects in Melbourne's north west including the North West Outreach Service and the Glenroy fixed site exchange.

Mobile Syringe Exchange prevents the transmission of blood borne viruses through the provision of clean injecting equipment, safer using advice, safe syringe disposal units, contraception, safe sex information, support and referrals.

What does it provide?

  • Clean injecting equipment
  • Condoms and lube
  • Safer using information
  • Safe sex information
  • Blood borne virus prevention education
  • Needle and syringe collection
  • Support and referrals

North West Outreach Service

Operating from a car, the North West Outreach Service is a night time program that provides access to clean injecting equipment, education and referrals to individuals in the north west 365 days a year.

Outreach Service is available:

Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 2:00am 

Outreach Service operates in:

  • Aberfeldie
  • Airport West
  • Ascot Vale
  • Attwood
  • Avondale Heights
  • Braodmeadows
  • Braybrook
  • Brunswick
  • Campbellfield
  • Coburg
  • Coolaroo
  • Essendon
  • Fawkner
  • Flemington
  • Footscray
  • Gladstone Park
  • Glenroy
  • Gowanbrae
  • Hadfield
  • Keilor
  • Keilor East
  • Kensington
  • Maidstone
  • Maribyrnong
  • Moonee Ponds
  • Niddrie
  • Pascoe Vale
  • Strathmore
  • Strathmore Heights
  • Tottenham
  • Tullamarine
  • West Meadows
  • Yarraville

Fixed Exchange

Youth Projects also provides clean injecting equipment from a fixed site at 6 Hartington Street, Glenroy, 3046.

The fixed site is open from 12:00pm - 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

How to access

If you need to access North West Outreach Service and you are within the suburbs listed, you can call the mobile during the above operating hours or, make a free call from any public telephone. The team will let you know approximately how long the wait will be and will come to you.

M: 0418 170 556
Free call: 1800 170 556

If you want to access the Fixed Exchange in Glenroy, simply come in between 12:00pm and 5:00pm Monday to Friday or contact the office on 9304 9100 for more information.

Youth Projects also operates the Community Syringe Disposal Project, also known as Clean Up.

Youth Projects is committed to the principles of harm reduction and to providing a non-judgmental, discreet and confidential service.