Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Gippsland PHN’S Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Program aims to address gaps in AOD service arrangements and improve service integration in Gippsland. The program supports the existing AOD service system to reduce the impact of substance misuse on individuals, families, carers and communities.

AOD programs in Gippsland

Alcohol and Other Drugs Program

Gippsland PHN utilises funding through the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) to commission a range of evidence-based AOD treatment services to meet local need, catchment priorities and service gaps.

Gippsland PHN commissions the following services under the AOD Program:

Youth Support


Family and Carer Support Service:

  • The You’re Not Alone Family and Carer Support Service is delivered by the Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO). Visit www.acso.org.au/aod-mh-support for more information.


Indigenous Dual Diagnosis Service (IDDS):

  • The IDDS is delivered by local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs): Ramahyuck, Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Corporation (GEGAC), Moogji and Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association (LEAHA). Contact your local ACCHO below to find out more:
  • Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation (RDAC)Head office -117 Foster Street, Sale. Call (03) 5143 1644
  • Ramahyuck Gippsland Family Practice –  2 Stead Street, Sale. Call 5144 6511
  • Ramahyuck Medical Clinic (Central Gippsland Aboriginal Health), cnr Collins and Buckley Streets, Morwell. Call (03) 5136 5128
  • Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Association (LEAHA), 18-26 Jemmeson Street, Lakes Entrance. Call (03) 5155 8475
  • Lake Tyers Health and Children’s Services, 1 Rules Road, Lake Tyers. Call (03) 5155 8500
  • Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland, 52 Stanley Street, Orbost. Call (03) 5154 2133
  • Brayakooloong  Community Wellbeing Centre (GEGAC- Morwell), 162-162 Commercial Road, Morwell
  • Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative (GEGAC), 37-53 Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale. Call (03) 5150 0700


Smart Recovery Services – Life beyond addiction –
Support meetings

  • Three health services across Gippsland run Smart Recovery sessions, these are at:
    Gippsland Southern Health Service- South Gippsland,
    Central Gippsland Health Service – Sale, and
    Bairnsdale Regional Health Service – Bairnsdale.

To access more information about these sessions please head to the Smart Recovery Australia website.

Please check individual meeting listings for more information and call ahead before attending.

For information on other AOD treatment options, including both State and Commonwealth funded services available in Gippsland, visit the Gippsland AOD page: www.gippslanddrugtreatment.org.au

Key contacts

Directline (24/7 AOD support line)

1800 888 236

ACSO (Gippsland AOD intake provider)

1300 022 760

Lifeline

13 11 14

BeyondBlue Support Service

1300 224 365

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

MensLine

1800 184 527

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800

Qlife

1300 659 467

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