Needle Exchange Program

Safe, discreet disposal of syringes.

About Needle Exchange Program

Otway 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.

How it works

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.


24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Learn more about this service

Contact Us

For further information about this service please contact us during Reception Hours by phone: (03) 5237 8500 or email:


Urgent Care is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, with a team of medical and nursing professionals able to provide first line treatment and care.
In the event of an emergency, always call 000.


General Enquiries
Phone: (03) 5237 8500
PO Box 84, 75 McLachlan Street,
Apollo Bay Victoria 3233, Australia


Monday – Thursday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: Closed

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