Syringe collection and containers

Syringe container

If you have a medical condition that requires the use of needles, you can obtain infectious waste containers from the Civic Centre during office hours.

Drop off/pick up

The Civic Centre Duty Officer will provide you with instructions for the disposal of your used container and provide you with a new one.

Containers can also be purchased by personal care and body art businesses registered with Council under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act.

  • Small - $14
  • Large - $20

If you find a syringe

Used syringes pose a major health risk to citizens. If you come across a syringe in a public space, please report it immediately.

Call us on 9243 8888 or lodge a syringe collection request online.

If you want to dispose a syringe

Call the Syringe Disposal Helpline on 1800 552 355 for advice on safely disposing needles or for information on syringe collection services.

Last updated: Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:23 AM