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 for more information.

Short Term Intervention Program:

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

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

Key contacts

Directline (24/7 AOD support line)

1800 888 236

ACSO (Gippsland AOD intake provider)

1300 022 760


13 11 14

BeyondBlue Support Service

1300 224 365

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467


1800 184 527

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800


1300 659 467

Program Guidelines

You can read more about the Alcohol and Other Drugs program here or call your local provider for more information.

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