Review of the Medically Supervised Injecting Room

In June 2020, an independent panel, chaired by Professor Margaret Hamilton AO, delivered the first review of the trial.

You can view the review panel’s report here. A summary of the report is also available here.

Following this report, the licence for the Medically Supervised Injecting Room in North Richmond was extended for a further three years. Work is underway to expand the current trial to an additional site located in the City of Melbourne, also recommended in the report.

In December 2020, the Minister for Health appointed Mr John Ryan as Chair of a new Panel to review the Medically Supervised Injecting Room. Mr Ryan, along with members Ms Chris Kotur and the Hon. Robert Knowles, expected to deliver their final report by no later than 31 December 2022.