Yarra Drug & Health Forum meetings

On this page you will find agendas, minutes and other documents relating to the regular Forum meetings as well as the Executive Officer's reports. Where possible we will also provide access to presentations that have been made to the meetings in recent months.

Conference Presentation

Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference

The Executive Officer of the Yarra Drug and Health Forum, Greg Denham, attended the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference held in Toronto, Canada from 21-24 October 2018. The EO spoke about the Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) in North Richmond:

‘The Melbourne Experience: Illicit drug consumption rooms, a straight forward solution in a complex policy environment’

Supervised Injecting Facility announcement

Victoria Street Consultative Group

The general aim of the Victoria Street Consultative Group was to work towards a safer and more prosperous Victoria Street precinct. This was to be achieved by taking a collaborative and multi-sectorial, problem-solving approach toward issues impacting the local community that are directly and indirectly related to the illicit drug market.

The Victoria Street Consultative Group is not currently meeting.

Library of Position Papers & Reports:

Trans-Tasman Charter for Pill Testing  

Dear Colleagues

Please click on this link to the Trans-Tasman Charter for Pill Testing to read about our pill testing principles.

Please also consider becoming a signatory to the Charter by sending me details on how you would like to be listed.

Many thanks

Gino Vumbaca
Harm Reduction Australia

Trans-Tasman Charter for Pill Testing

YDHF is a signatory to the Trans-Tasman Charter for Pill Testing

Restorative Yarra 

Stories of Victoria Street

YDHF has been an active partner in the University of Melbourne’s ‘Restorative Yarra’ Project which is investigating a series of social planning processes to better understand and consider options for policy action on the issues impacting Victoria Street Richmond.

YDHF has been collaborating with partners including the Neighbourhood Justice Centre and City of Yarra.

The photo was taken during the ‘Stories of Victoria Street’ activity held in April 2018 in The Hive Shopping Centre.