The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.

Where to access naloxone

Find out where you can obtain naloxone in Australia and whether you will need a prescription.

Naloxone will be available under the pilot program from a variety of locations including:

  • community and hospital-based pharmacies
  • alcohol and other drug treatment centres
  • need and syringe programs
  • custodial release programs
  • GP clinics

Without a prescription

Under the take home naloxone pilot naloxone will be available free of charge and without a prescription in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

Find out where to get naloxone from approved pilot providers in:

With a prescription or over the counter

Naloxone is available in all states and territories with a prescription, or over the counter from a pharmacy for a fee.

Contact your state or territory health department to find out where to get naloxone:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist about naloxone.

Last updated: 
24 February 2020

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