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...

Not only will people throw out substances if they're dangerous, they are willing to wait close to an hour to get them tested. Pill testing is people taking responsibility for their health 💪


I've been terribly impressed with the conduct of this Inquiry to date.
From the get-go, it has shown great compassion to families, and a deeper understanding of any of the issues than any of their political conterparts.
Attacking the Inquiry is tacky.

It's not easy parenting our kids BUT I'm betting Mr Fuller is gratful there was a harm reduction strategy in place to prevent his son dying from 1 bad decision. @GladysB @ShoebridgeMLC @pilltestingaus Police commissioner's son charged with drink driving https://t.co/ZWh8Wd2kkK

Sometimes it’s all just a little bit...

REALLLY don’t like ‘late-early’s’, but needs must.
Off to Sydney to chat with the NSW Coronial Inquiry on Music Festival Deaths again, catching up after our rendezvous at @SITG.
As much about what NSW might consider abandoning, as embracing.
And coffee- much, much coffee.

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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.