Pill Testing Australia (previously STA-SAFE) conduct laboratory grade, front of house pill testing integrated with health professional consultations.

Having conducted Australia’s first successful pill testing at Groovin the Moo in 2018 we are working hard to roll out this proven, important harm reduction strategy at events and eventually in cities around Australia.

If you thought testing pills was just a recent idea, think again. Drug checking services have been developed over the last 25 years in over 30 countries and are one of the best proven strategies for reducing drug-related harm.

The evidence for pill testing shows us that:

  1. it reduces the amount of drugs consumed by individuals
  2. it reduces the variety of drugs consumed in a session, both of which are risk factors for overdose & death

We are dedicated to seeing pill testing services rolled out as part of a nationwide system.

What we do is relatively simple.

People considering using a pill or other drug can see us to have them tested to discover what it is they may really be taking.

As part of this process we will provide a range of information to help people make an informed decision while understanding the risks and what to do in the event of any adverse outcomes.

This is an opportunity for an early intervention, the provision of non-discriminatory health information, and access referral pathways to a range of health and community services.

We never advise people it is safe to take drugs
We never promote the consumption of drugs
We are a non-discriminatory health service.

Enjoy looking around our website and learning about the different services we provide.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Media Release – Second pill testing pilot in Canberra a success!

Media Release – Second pill testing pilot in Canberra a success!

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 29 April 2019 For Immediate Release Second pill testing pilot in Canberra an overwhelming success Pill Testing Australia has successfully implemented a 2nd Pill Testing Pilot at the Groovin the Moo Festival in Canberra Preliminary key facts: The...

The gains made in #pilltesting in Australia have been made as a consequence of 'Big Collaborations', & the pharmacy community has played a huge role.
@PSA_National statement is very robust, & @pilltestingaus was humbled to have been asked to advise on it.

[email protected] it beggars belief that otherwise levelheaded and progressive politicians so steadfastly defend prohibition despite 105 years of abject failure as a policy. I would genuinely like to understand why. I cannot. #SpringSt #Pilltesting https://t.co/CNzW4BzoUe

The City of Melbourne just supported a trial of #pilltesting in Victoria. Reasonable people recognise the evidence that face to face testing / interventions reduce drug consumption and harm. #harmreduction #springst

Amazing work happening at Melbourne City Council this week. They are accepting submissions so great time to show your support for #HarmReduction and #pilltesting ❤️

Once again great leadership from @SueHickeyTas who lights the way for other @LiberalAus members. Who else in the LNP supports #harmreduction #pilltesting #evidencebasedmedicine?

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PTA will only deliver front of house testing and is a signatory to the Trans-Tasman Charter which lays out the principles under which any pill testing should operate.