AIVL’s online NSP Directory provides an Australia wide listing of NSPs and other related services – with links to Google Maps – to enable people to locate services more easily.



Confused about new laws and their impact on you? AIVL's Legal Guide provides an easy to understand listing of different laws which affect drug users in each state.


Welcome to AIVL

The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) is the Australian national peak organisation representing the state and territory peer-based drug user organisations and issues of national relevance for people with lived experience of drug use. AIVL’s purpose is to advance the health of people who use/have used illicit drugs.

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Drug-testing welfare recipients fails to get enough support to pass Senate #drugtesting https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/drug-testing-welfare-recipients-fails-to-get-senate-support/11687840

Hard pill to swallow: Drug law reform proposes decriminalisation https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/6480531/hard-pill-to-swallow-drug-law-reform-proposes-decriminalisation/ via @Bega_News

On Thin Ice - a story of addiction and recovery https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/on-thin-ice---a-story-of-addiction-and-recovery/11668428 via @RadioNational

#drugs should be decriminalised for personal use, NSW ice inquiry hears https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-31/ice-inquiry-counsel-assisting-suggests-decriminalising-drugs/11660212 via @abcnews

Today is International Drug Users Day. We commit ourselves to fighting against stigma and discrimination of People Who Use Drugs. Check out our YouTube channel for videos on safer using and other issues of importance to People Who use Drugs https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoq28J7qtCKKzrcT10AkWWw

AFAO is dismayed by the news of moves to introduce mandatory #HIV testing in NSW. Mandatory testing is not evidence-based, is based on outdated notions of HIV transmission and only increases stigma and discrimination against people with HIV https://twitter.com/ACONhealth/status/1189416586442002432

Worker linked to Melbourne injecting room faces court charged with trafficking heroin https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/29/worker-linked-to-melbourne-injecting-room-faces-court-charged-with-trafficking-heroin?CMP=share_btn_tw

'People who use the service are members of the community, too, but we don't get to hear from them'. Good piece on injecting room controversy in Melbourne, which notes the room has already reversed 1232 overdoses. https://lens.monash.edu/@politics-society/2019/10/29/1378003/richmonds-safe-injecting-room-controversy-overshadows-positive-community-impact

Backlash against sex work laws led by 'boycotting' Northern Territory independent politician https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-29/nt-politician-boycots-sex-work-hearings-opposes-decrim/11649142 via @abcnews #sexwork @scarletalliance