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National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDDS)

Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century. Around 1.7 million Australians are currently living with diabetes. On average, 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. Diabetes is regarded as the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system.

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australia Government that supports people with diabetes by providing timely, reliable and affordable access to the NDSS support services and products. Registration with the NDSS is free and open to all Australians who are diagnosed with diabetes.

Diggers Rest Pharmacy is an NDSS Access Point, where registered patients can access a range products including:

  • Subsidised blood glucose testing strips
  • Subsidised urine testing strips
  • Free insulin syringes and pen-needles
  • Subsidised insulin pump consumables (IPCs)

For more information on NDSS registration please visit National Diabetes Services Scheme
For more information on managing your diabetes please visit Diabetes Australia


As of Monday 30th March, ALL consultations will occur via Telehealth (phone or video call consultation with the GP) - no patients will be permitted into the clinic unless they have attained prior approval by the GP.

Telehealth now covers more essential services such as Chronic Disease Management, Health Assessment, Mental Health treatment, repeat scripts, referrals, test results and more.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to our friendly receptionists on (03) 9012 7301

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