Established in 1996, Foot Patrol helps people who are otherwise hidden from view and fearful of asking for help. Foot Patrol is a confidential street-based, drug safety and outreach support service in Melbourne's CBD.

Youth Projects also runs a medical clinic, The Living Room, with Foot Patrol acting as a vital link in our chain of primary health support. The unique, foot based nature of Foot Patrol ensures that people who are using drugs are able to find help. Some may be people who experiencing homelessness and need extra assistance from our services, and some are people who need good information, support and a referral.

Our Foot Patrol team can help provide access to:

  • Clean injecting equipment
  • Needle and syringe safe disposals
  • Condoms and Lube
  • Safer using information
  • Safe Sex information
  • Support and referrals (including naloxone training)

Our team can also provide links to The Living Room so people can access free primary health services, mental health and AOD counselling services and everyday support such as showers, laundry and access to food.

Foot Patrol also operates the Community Syringe Disposal Project, also known as Clean Up.

Foot Patrol outreach is available:

Monday – Friday: 12:30pm - 4:45pm and 5:30pm - 9:45pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00pm – 5:15pm and 6:30pm – 9:45pm

Public holidays will operate as per the hours above, depending on the day that the public holiday falls.

You can call the Foot Patrol mobile during the above operating hours or, make a free call from any public telephone. Foot Patrol will let you know where they are and can arrange to meet you.

M: 0412 155 491
Free call: 1800 700 102

Foot Patrol is supported by the Victorian Government.