By Toni MakkaiGino VumbacaPenny HillDavid CaldicottMatt NoffsStephanie TzanetisFrank Hansen

On behalf of our STA-SAFE consortium partners, Harm Reduction Australia would like to advise that the report on the first officially sanctioned pill testing trial to be held in Australia that took place in Canberra is now available.

With the support of the ACT Government, including ACT Health & ACT Police, as well as the University of Canberra (where the festival was held) and the Groovin the Moo (GTM) Festival promoters (Cattleyard), the STA-SAFE Consortium was able to successfully deliver a pill testing pilot at the GTM Festival on 29th April 2018.

The service was very well received by festival goers and the pilot provided a very important range of information to be provided to key stakeholders in the ACT.