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Regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services - Stage 2 and 3
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Regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services - Stage 2 and 3

The Victorian Government invested $52.1 million in the regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services - Stage 2 and 3 projects. The project aims to help more Victorians in the Barwon, Hume and Gippsland regions access specialist support.

The funding has constructed three new regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation facilities located in Corio, Traralgon and Wangaratta. These facilities will provide alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services to an additional 900 Victorians every year.

Residential rehabilitation facilities provide treatment in a structured and therapeutic environment. These new facilities will help more Victorians receive the treatment and support they need – close to home and other community services.

What's new

Wangaratta and Traralgon facilities now open

The alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation facilities in Traralgon and Wangaratta opened in April 2022.

The facilities provide a structured, therapeutic and home-like environment where people experiencing addiction can develop coping skills and address underlying issues to overcome their alcohol and other drug use.

The regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services - Stage 2 and 3 project delivered:

  • a 30-bed adult residential rehabilitation service in Wangaratta
  • a 30-bed adult residential rehabilitation service in Corio
  • a 20-bed youth-specific residential rehabilitation service in Traralgon
  • administration and consulting facilities
  • lounge and dining areas
  • indoor and outdoor activity areas.

The regional alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation services - Stage 2 and 3 project aims to achieve the following benefits:

Increasing capacity in regional Victoria

The Victorian Government’s investment in residential rehabilitation beds in Victoria will provide around 900 more Victorians with access to residential rehabilitation services every year – more than half of these will be based in regional Victoria.

Relieving pressure on the system

New residential rehabilitation beds will help meet increased demand for services and relieve pressure on other health services.

Support closer to home

These new facilities will provide treatment and support in regional areas, which will reduce the need for local residents to have to travel to Bendigo or metropolitan Melbourne for support.

This project was delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership with:

  • Windana 
  • Gateway Health and Odyssey House Victoria
  • Uniting Vic Tas
  • Vincent Chrisp (architects)
  • Modscape (builder).

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Last updated: 21 April 2022