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Our Vision

Communities are safe, healthy and empowered to manage substance use, including pharmaceuticals and alcohol.

Our Mission

To support cost-effective approaches that maximise community health and safety in relation to drugs.

How we do it

Frank and fiercely independent, we connect lived experience with research to improve the management of drugs through community engagement and knowledge sharing.

Our Role

Penington Institute champions an open, rational, and compassionate approach to building and sharing knowledge to reduce drug-related harm.

Cannabis

We push for an effective regulatory framework for cannabis defined by public health goals, with priority placed on targeted prevention, education, and treatment.

Overdose

Penington Institute produces Australia’s Annual Overdose Report to demonstrate the nature of the overdose crisis and to support change to reduce drug-induced deaths.

Our Impact

Senior Media Advisor

Senior Media Advisor Challenge yourself working in a complex field alongside a high-achieving team Support us to connect important public health messages about drugs to the community Expand our media coverage locally and internationally Part time, $85k – $100k (pro-rata) plus super and NFP salary packaging benefits   The Organisation:

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Fundraising Income Advisory Group Member

POSITION: Fundraising Income Advisory Group Member LOCATION: Office located inner city Melbourne, online meetings EMPLOYMENT: Volunteer TERM: 2-year term About Penington Institute At Penington Institute, we believe in approaching drug use in a considerate and practical way to make individuals and families safer and healthier.  Frank and fiercely independent, we

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Communications Advisory Group Member

POSITION: Communications Advisory Group Member LOCATION: Office located inner city Melbourne, online meetings EMPLOYMENT: Volunteer TERM:  2-year term About Penington Institute At Penington Institute, we believe in approaching drug use in a considerate and practical way to make individuals and families safer and healthier.  Frank and fiercely independent, we connect

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Senior Media Advisor

Senior Media Advisor Challenge yourself working in a complex field alongside a high-achieving team Support us to connect important public health messages about drugs to the community Expand our media coverage locally and internationally Part time, $85k – $100k (pro-rata) plus super and NFP salary packaging benefits   The Organisation:

Learn More

Fundraising Income Advisory Group Member

POSITION: Fundraising Income Advisory Group Member LOCATION: Office located inner city Melbourne, online meetings EMPLOYMENT: Volunteer TERM: 2-year term About Penington Institute At Penington Institute, we believe in approaching drug use in a considerate and practical way to make individuals and families safer and healthier.  Frank and fiercely independent, we

Learn More

Communications Advisory Group Member

POSITION: Communications Advisory Group Member LOCATION: Office located inner city Melbourne, online meetings EMPLOYMENT: Volunteer TERM:  2-year term About Penington Institute At Penington Institute, we believe in approaching drug use in a considerate and practical way to make individuals and families safer and healthier.  Frank and fiercely independent, we connect

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2024

Penington Institute convenes the world’s largest annual campaign to end the overdose crisis. International Overdose Awareness Day falls on August 31 each year. 

The Bulletin

The Bulletin is a specialty publication created by Penington Institute for frontline workers in Australia’s Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs).