The City of Launceston council could follow Hobart's lead in supporting pill testing, if some Northern councillors get their way.
On Monday Hobart City Council voted to provide in-principle support for pill testing at major events and festivals in the municipality.
On Tuesday Clark independent MHR Andrew Wilkie pushed Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt on the issue, calling for pill testing to be put on the Coalition of Australian Government Health council agenda.
In Launceston, Cr Andrea Dawkins said a number of councillors had discussed the issue, with plans to bring forward a motion before the end of the year.
"We are in discussion, but obviously it is one of those things," she said.
"If we can't get movement from the state government, and they have made it clear that they don't think it's a good idea.
"They just keep saying 'it's a green light to drug dealing', which I don't think is accurate at all.
"So the more of us that can bring a motion like this to council, the better."
The state government has maintained its opposition to pill testing, claiming there's no safe use of illicit drugs and that a testing service indicating any illegal drug was free of certain contaminants "sends a mixed and risky message".
However, Cr Dawkins said local government had a responsibility to "step up" on issues, where state and federal counterparts failed to act.
"We are in one of those really difficult periods of legislation, where we advocate for something like pill testing at an event like Party in the Paddock - which attracts funding," she said.
"We have to be strategic, we need to measure it out.
"But we are the level of government closest to the people.
"We have to use our voice, where we feel there is a deficit from state and federal governments."
City of Launceston deputy mayor Danny Gibson said pill testing was not something the council had considered or discussed and that it would be "inappropriate" for him to comment.
Pill testing is supported by nearly every peak health body, including the Australian Medical Association, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians as well as Tasmania's Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council.