Needle Exchange Program

Great Needle Exchange Program

Great Ocean Road Health offers a free, confidential, 24/7 needle exchange program to assist in making both prescription and recreational drug use safer for the client and the community. This service is available to all residents and visitors to the Otway Health catchment area.


Used needles can be placed in the bin outside the door to the Urgent Care Unit at 75 McLachlan Street, Apollo Bay.

A pack containing clean needles, syringes and a safe disposal container can be collected from the office just inside the door – ring the Nurse Call bell for admission.