Position Vacant: Senior Policy Officer

(full-time/part-time) Penington Institute, an independent and not-for-profit organisation, actively supports the adoption of approaches to drug use that promote safety and human dignity. It does so through thought leadership, community education, front-line worker training, research and policy formation. The successful candidate will work as part of a small and high-functioning team that reports to, and collaborates with, the Manager, Research [...]

2021-11-01T21:16:00+11:00October 13th, 2021|

Position Vacant: Workforce Development & Health Promotion Officer

Part time / Full time Working at Penington Institute means that you’re passionate about the world’s public health. You understand the challenges we face supporting approaches to drug use that promote safety and human dignity. You are up for the challenge and believe you can make a positive contribution. You love exploring ideas, sharing your knowledge and working with a [...]

2021-10-29T22:17:44+11:00October 13th, 2021|

Position Vacant: Strategic Communications Manager

Full-time (38 hours per week). Part-time (minimum 0.5 FTE) will be considered for the right candidate. You are a great storyteller who thinks big and is up for a challenge. As Strategic Communications Manager you’ll help our straight talking, action-oriented organisation stretch into our next phase of growth through engaging audiences in a topic that most find it hard to [...]

2021-10-20T10:05:53+11:00October 12th, 2021|

Change of Auditor for Penington Institute

Penington Institute has changed its auditors following a decision of the Board on 25 June 2019 which was endorsed by members at the AGM on 19 November 2019. The decision to change auditors was based on the recommendation of the Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee to change auditors at regular intervals. The previous auditors had been in place for 10 years. The [...]

2020-06-02T19:06:56+10:00June 2nd, 2020|


Penington Institute is responding to the unfolding COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak by creating a series of informational resources for people who use drugs, their family and friends, and the sector. These resources are designed to provide clear and practical advice. Read more

2020-03-19T14:40:06+11:00March 19th, 2020|

Overdose and Response in Victoria – Seminar

Frontline initiatives to prevent fatal overdose in Victoria Deaths from unintentional overdose are growing. These deaths are, by definition, preventable. However, there are no silver bullets – sophisticated and evidence-based responses are needed to reduce the toll of unintentional overdose. This seminar will provide a brief overview of unintentional overdose deaths in Victoria before discussing three responses: Victoria’s Real-Time Prescription [...]

2020-01-31T12:07:33+11:00October 18th, 2019|

Life Savers global launch exposes opioid treatment

Penington Institute, the not-for-profit convenor of International Overdose Awareness Day, is today launching the website, Life Savers,1 a brief guide to treatment for people concerned about their usage of opioid drugs, their family members and friends, as well as a resource for healthcare providers. As the number of people developing dependencies and suffering harms from opioids increases, so too does [...]

2019-10-10T22:08:51+11:00September 1st, 2019|