Kurri Kurri High Gets Free Tampon Vending Machine

It'll be unveiled today..

Kurri Kurri High Gets Free Tampon Vending Machine

Kurri Kurri High students have become the first in NSW to receive a vending machine offering free sanitary product.

The 'Dignity Vending Machine' will be officially unveiled at the school on Friday.

It holds 60 packs containing two pads and six tampons.

The vending machine was developed by Share the Dignity, an Australian charity whose primary focus is to ensure that women and girls in need can get sanitary items when they need them.

"The machine will allow our students to access sanitary items free of charge and without them having any indignity or the self consciousness of having to ask for those items themselves when at school," teacher Michelle Weire said.

It's hoped 50 machines will be installed in schools across the country by the end of 2017, in lower socio-economic areas, where people are struggling to make ends meet.