Lead Organisation

Tasmania Department of Health

Participant Target Group

The Tasmanian Government is investing in a trial of free take-home naloxone to people who are at risk of an opioid overdose. 

Program Contacts

Myf Briggs, Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) coordinator, Tasmania Department of Health - [email protected]

More Information

The Tasmanian Government provides funding for free take-home naloxone through Needle and Syringe Program outlets across the State.

Sites can be accessed here: https://www.health.tas.gov.au/health-topics/alcohol-and-drugs/needle-and-syringe-program

We are currently preparing for expansion of free take-home naloxone through the Australian Government’s naloxone program, due to come into effect from 1 July for pharmacies and from 1 November from non-traditional sites and services.



Commencement Date

July 2020