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Rain or shine, Foot Patrol is on the streets of Melbourne's CBD providing outreach to people in need. The team are a confidential street based, drug safety and outreach support service, that works every day and night of the year on foot.

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Established in 1996, Foot Patrol helps people who are otherwise hidden from view and fearful of asking for help. Foot Patrol is a multi service team preventing the spread of blood borne viruses and boosting community safety

Because Youth Projects also runs a medical clinic, The Living Room, Foot Patrol is  an vital link in our chain of primary health support. The unique, foot based nature of Foot Patrol ensures that people who are using drugs are able to find help. Some may be people who experiencing homelessness  and need extra assistance from our services,  and some are people who need good information, support and referral.

Because of their work on foot, more people have access to a range of other resources including safer using and safe sex information, general and specific health information and education and referral.

Being out there on the streets means people most in need can find out about our mental health and drug counselling services, and everyday support like showers, laundry, better nutrition and medical treatment.

Foot Patrol also operates the Community Syringe Disposal Project, also known as Clean Up.

Foot Patrol outreach is available:

Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 3:15pm, 4:00pm – 6:45pm and 7:30pm – 10:45pm

Weekends: 12:00pm – 3:45pm and 7:30pm – 11:15pm

Public holidays: 12:00pm – 3:45pm and 7:30pm – 11:15pm

Foot Patrol NSP

You can call the Foot Patrol mobile during the above operating hours or, make a free call from any public telephone. Foot Patrol will let you know where they are and can arrange to meet you.

M: 0412 155 491
Free call: 1800 700 102

You can contact the nearest NSP service on 1800 888 236 outside Foot Patrol hours.