Harm Reduction Victoria


Harm Reduction Victoria (HRVic) is Victoria’s only community/peer based, run, and governed not-for-profit organisation working towards preventing all types of harm related to the use of drugs in our community. With more than 25 years of service in and for our community, HRVic neither condemns nor condones the use of drugs – we simply acknowledge that drug use is and has been part of human behaviour since the dawn of time and our goal is to reduce drug related harms.

We seek a culture change through the provision of high-quality, peer developed and delivered drug information and education services, community capacity building programs and advocacy. Our work is effective because it is based on sound evidence and a peer run model. We innovate and pilot approaches that inform the evidence base and which respond to community needs. We actively seek partnerships and alliances to increase the impact of our work.

HRVic’s footprint extends across metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Victoria. In alot of cases HRVic have access to peers that otherwise wouldn’t access health services or programs offered by traditional services for drug users.

Funds donated to HRVic will be used to support and further develop our key programs including:

  • DanceWize – Supporting community sports clubs to create safer and healthier environments for young people and families through better management of alcohol and drugs
  • Pharmacotherapy Advocacy Mediation & Support (PAMS) service – Making sure everyone who needs or wants access to pharmacotherapy (opiate substitution therapy) as a means of treatment HAS access to it and to ensure program continuity for those already on pharmacotherapy programs throughout Victoria
  • Drug Overdose Prevention Education – Continuing to encourage drug users to take the necessary steps to reduce the risk of overdose and to learn to respond appropriately if/when an overdose occurs. developing quality drug information and educational resources for use by parents;
  • Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Education & Training- Educating and keeping drug users and staff who work with people who inject drugs (PWID) up to date with new information on testing, transmission, prevention and treatment of all blood borne viruses

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.