Funding for Sharps Management

The Community Sharps Management Program (CSMP) supports local governments in New South Wales  in developing local solutions to community sharps management issues.

Councils are invited to submit an application for funding support under the 2014–2015 funding round for the development of community sharps management programs to improve the management and  disposal of community sharps.

This Program provides up to $10,000 for a single council  and upto $60,000 for a group of adjoining councils.

Last financial year, projects supported by the CSMP including:

  • the development of an audio visual resource on safe sharps handling
  • provision of council staff training on safe sharps handling and management
  • implementation of community education on safe disposal
  • installation of disposal facilities.


Successful councils included City of Sydney, Urana Shire Council, Kempsey Shire Council, Clarence Valley Shire Council and Moree Plains Shire Council.



Further information is available at:


Alternatively, please feel free to contact the Program Manager, Ronnie Turner on  02 9382 8614  or