Welcome to NUAA

The NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA) is a governed, staffed and led by people with lived experience of drug use. We provide innovative harm reduction services for people in NSW who use drugs, as well as for those that advocate for improved service delivery and a more rational approach to drug use.

NUAA runs a needle and syringe program at 345 Crown Street, Surry Hills. and is open every week day 8am-8pm. Check out the full list of available equipment. You can also see the full list of NSPs around the state via the NSW Health website or check out an Australia-wide directory.

The peak drug user organisation in NSW, NUAA was formed in 1989 in the face of a growing HIV epidemic. A group of drug users, their friends, families and supporters established NUAA as an independent, user-driven community-based organisation.

Funded primarily by the NSW Health Department, NUAA provides education, practical support, information and advocacy to users of illicit drugs, their friends, and allies. NUAA has often led the way in developing innovative approaches to peer education and community development, and has contributed to Australia having one of the lowest HIV rates amongst injecting drug users in the world.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey NUAA, please feel free to get in touch via our contact form.

My Health Record — NUAA’s Stance

My Health Record is a new initiative by the federal government to create an online summary of your health data. A range of groups and experts have raised serious concerns about privacy and security of the data. Everyone will get the chance to opt-out until November 15 (extended amid community concerns from the original October 15 deadline). You can opt out here. At this stage, NUAA recommends if you have concerns, to opt out. More more details, please read NUAA’s full statement and read a collection of more statements and articles.

Click here to check out NUAA overdose resources