ODYSSEY HOUSE VICTORIA: Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment, Training & Support

Drink & Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs

DRINK & DRUG BEHAVIOUR CHANGE PROGRAMS

Odyssey House Victoria is Behaviour Change Program provider, accredited by VicRoads.  We assist people who have lost their license by providing Driver Education Programs.

Service updates

Due to current restrictions, the Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs (DDDBCP) have been modified.

 

The good news is that Odyssey House Victoria is still delivering Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change programs. We’re just doing it differently so that we can protect everybody’s health during COVID-19.

 

So, if you’ve lost your drivers’ licence, we can help you meet VicRoads requirements to get it back. You’ll just be doing the required program online, using the web-conferencing application, Zoom.

 

Zoom can be downloaded to your computer or tablet, free of charge. It’s very easy to use. Let us know about your computer access and ability to use Zoom (If you are unsure of your ability to use Zoom, our friendly staff can talk you through it.) And if for some reason you don’t have a computer at home, we can help with that too and provide computer access to the program at our Footscray office. Just let us know when you book your place. Clearly, if you are unwell or have symptoms of fever, coughing, sneezing or headaches, you MUST NOT attend our offices. Your health and safety and that of our staff, are our top priority.

 

Ways to book:

  1. Phone us on (03) 8537 7112
  2. email driverbchange@odyssey.org.au
  3. or apply directly online by using the enrol links found in the calendar of courses below

If you’re ready to get your licence back, we’re here to help.

About

Odyssey House Victoria is a Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program provider, accredited by VicRoads. We assist people who have lost their license by providing Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs.

Programs

We offer the following programs:  the Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program and the Intensive Drink/Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program.  For enquiries regarding the Drink Driver Behaviour Change Program, please contact us directly (see below).

1. Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program

This program runs over two consecutive weeks, and consists of two group sessions that participants must attend on time and participate actively in.  Participants are advised by VicRoads by letter if they need to complete the Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program.

2. Intensive Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program

This program runs over four consecutive weeks, and consists of three group sessions on Weeks 1, 3 and 4 and a one-on-one appointment with the facilitator on Week 2 that participants must attend on time and participate actively in.  Some participants may also be required to complete an Interlock Removal session as part of the Intensive program. Participants are advised by VicRoads by letter if they need to complete the Intensive Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program.

Drink Driver Behaviour Change Program enquiries:

Currently, there are no Drink Drive Programs running for 2019. Please visit the VicRoads site for a list of alternative providers.

Delivery Locations

Currently, we offer Behaviour Change Programs out of Footscray (202 Nicholson St, Footscray) and Richmond (15 Barnet Way, Richmond) locations.  We are planning to offer programs from additional metropolitan locations in the future, when that occurs we will list the additional locations here.

Payment

We cannot reserve your place in a Program until you make full payment. We ask that participants pay their entire course fee in advance via card, online or over the phone.  To discuss, contact the Coordinator on (03) 8537 7115.

Please note:
Programs are conducted in English and we are unable to accommodate interpreters and translators. If you believe that you require additional support in completing a behaviour change program, please contact VicRoads and DO NOT book in. Also, please note that family, friends or carers are not permitted in any of the programs.

Fees

Payment typeFeeNotes
Drug/Drink Driver Behaviour Change Program
Full Fee paying$370Includes $67 VicRoads Program Cost Recovery Fee
Concession rate
Please Note: To access concession rates you must provide a valid form of concession during your application (online or over phone) and bring the concession card to the first session

$310
Includes $34 VicRoads Program Recovery Fee
Intensive Drug/Drink Driver Behaviour Change Program
Full Fee paying$800Includes $67 VicRoads Program Cost Recovery Fee
Concession rate
Please Note: To access concession rates you must provide a valid form of concession during your application (online or over phone) and bring the concession card to the first session

$740Includes $34 VicRoads Program Recovery Fee

Other programs

Pre-Interlock Removal Program

If you committed a drink-driving or alcohol related offence that requires you to complete an Intensive Drink and Drug Driver Program, you’ll also need to complete a 2-hour Pre-Interlock Removal Program before you are eligible to have your alcohol interlock licence condition removed.

This program is completed in the last month of your removal of the alcohol interlock condition and prior to applying to have your alcohol interlock licence condition removed. You must present an interlock report of the last six months, showing no violations.

Cost: $320 (no concession price available).
How to book: Please text 0468 514 183 to book in and you will receive a call back shortly.

Interlock Exemption Interview

If you have a drink driving offence that was committed prior to October 2014, you may be eligible to apply to VicRoads for an exemption from the alcohol Interlock condition prior to being relicensed. Odyssey House conducts the interview required as part of that application process.

Cost: $200 (no concession price available).
How to book: You can arrange this as part of your Intensive Program with the facilitator of your program.

When attending the Behaviour Change Program

  • Participants must bring the letter they received from VicRoads confirming their need to attend the Behaviour Change Program, if they received one.
  • We will require photographic ID that identifies you and your current address, as registered with VicRoads.  (If you need to bring additional evidence to demonstrate your identity and current address, please read VicRoads’ standards of acceptable identity documents.

Conditions of Attendance

  • Attend and participate unaffected by alcohol or other drugs.
  • Attend on time – check the commencement times advertised for each session and allow time for travel and for checking concessions if applicable.
  • You must attend all sessions to complete the program. If you miss a group session and/or cancel, this may result in you forfeiting your fees paid.
  • It is expected that all participants contribute to a safe and inclusive therapeutic environment.
  • Disruptive and aggressive behaviour is not acceptable and will result in expulsion from the group.
  • We request that all participants respect the rights and privacy of other group members and do not disclose personal information of other group members to people outside of the program (particularly information that would identify people, such as names).

Cancellations and Refunds Policy

You must advise us of your need to cancel your place in a program at least 5 business days before the commencement of your first session to be able to receive a refund. If you fail to inform us of the cancellation with less than 5 business days’ notice before the first session, you will forfeit all fees paid unless you can demonstrate documented evidence of your unforeseen absence (eg. a medical certificate).

Consider if you need to cancel your place or transfer to another session – see Transfers Policy below.

Transfers Policy

Please note that your payment is a reservation only for the program dates you have booked.  We expect that you will attend the two dates advertised for each program.  If you wish to transfer your booking to other dates as advertised, you must advise us of this more than 5 business days before the commencement of the first session.  Transfers will only be allowed where there are vacancies available in alternative programs and you provide us with sufficient notice to make arrangements for replacement participants in the program. With sufficient notice (more than 5 business days) we will accept your request without charge.  Transfers requested with less than 5 business days’ notice, may result in you forfeiting your fees paid, unless you can provide documented evidence of your unforeseen absence requirement (eg. a medical certificate).

Participants may not switch the second day of their booked program without providing documented evidence of their unforeseen absence requirement (eg. a medical certificate).  If you have attended the first session and need to transfer your second session to a later date, and can provide documented evidence, you will incur an additional transfer fee of $150. We will only grant these types of transfers where there are vacancies in future sessions and these transfers do not disadvantage other participants.  If you cannot attend the second session and do not advise us in advance, you will forfeit all fees paid.

Communication with VicRoads

Odyssey House Victoria will provide information to VicRoads and to the courts in relation to your completion of the Behaviour Change Program and any referral recommendations our facilitators make.  We will collect and use your information for the purposes of our internal reports and for any VicRoads Program evaluation processes.

Interstate offences

Participants who are required by an interstate court or statutory authority to complete a drug awareness/education/behaviour change program should first contact VicRoads on 1300 310 607 to check their eligibility and ascertain whether the Behaviour Change Program we offer is right for them.  They may also wish to contact the interstate court or statutory authority to confirm whether they will accept a certificate of completion for a Victorian Behaviour Change Program.

Calendar of courses

  • Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program

    (Note: this is not the Drink Driver Behaviour Change Program.  For enquiries about that program, contact us on (03) 8537 7112 or at driverbchange@odyssey.org.au. For Intensive Program dates, see below.)

    21/08/2020 &
    28/08/2020
    Click to enrol

    12:30pm-4:00pmONLINE VIA ZOOM
    11/09/2020 &
    18/09/2020
    Click to enrol

    12:30pm-4:00pmONLINE VIA ZOOM
    25/08/2020 &
    01/09/2020
    Click to enrol

    10am-1:30pmONLINE VIA ZOOM
    28/08/2020 &
    04/09/2020
    Click to enrol

    10am-1:30pmONLINE VIA ZOOM
    07/09/2020 &
    14/09/2020
    Click to enrol

    10am-1:30pmONLINE VIA ZOOM
    21/09/2020 &
    28/09/2020
    Click to enrol

    10am-1:30pmONLINE VIA ZOOM

  • Intensive Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program

    (Note: this is not the standard Program.  For those dates, see above. To make a booking, please contact driverbchange@odyssey.org.au)

    15/09/20 - 06/10/20
    PLEASE NOTE: This is conducted online and will require the app ZOOM (download free of charge)
    Click to enrol
    Week 1: Tuesday 15/09/2020 9:30am-1:00pm
    Week 2 Tuesday 22/09/2020 One on One appointment
    Week 3: Tuesday 29/09/2020 9:30am-1:00pm
    Week 4: Tuesday 06/10/20 9:30am - 1:00pm
    ONLINE VIA ZOOM
    07/10/20 - 28/10/20
    PLEASE NOTE: This is conducted online and will require the app ZOOM (download free of charge)
    Click to enrol
    Week 1: Wednesday 07/10/2020 9:30am-1:00pm
    Week 2 Wednesday 14/10/2020 One on One appointment
    Week 3: Wednesday 21/10/2020 9:30am-1:00pm
    Week 4: Wednesday 28/10/20 9:30am - 1:00pm
    ONLINE VIA ZOOM
    10/09/20 - 01/10/20
    PLEASE NOTE: This is conducted online and will require the app ZOOM (download free of charge)
    Click to enrol
    Week 1: Thursday 10/09/2020 1:00pm-4:30pm
    Week 2 Thursday 17/09/2020 One on One appointment
    Week 3: Thursday 24/09/2020 1:00pm-4:30pm
    Week 4: Thursday 01/10/20 1:00pm-4:30pm
    ONLINE VIA ZOOM
    14/09/20 - 05/10/20
    PLEASE NOTE: This is conducted online and will require the app ZOOM (download free of charge)
    Click to enrol
    Week 1: Monday 14/09/2020 1:00pm-4:30pm
    Week 2 Monday 21/09/2020 One on One appointment
    Week 3: Monday 28/09/2020 1:00pm-4:30pm
    Week 4: Monday 05/10/20 1:00pm-4:30pm
    ONLINE VIA ZOOM
    24/09/20 - 15/10/20
    PLEASE NOTE: This is conducted online and will require the app ZOOM (download free of charge)
    Click to enrol
    Week 1: Thursday 24/09/2020 1:00pm-4:30pm
    Week 2 Thursday 01/10/2020 One on One appointment
    Week 3: Thursday 08/10/2020 1:00pm-4:30pm
    Week 4: Thursday 15/10/20 1:00pm-4:30pm
    ONLINE VIA ZOOM

  • Drink Drive

    No Drink Drive Courses running for 2020.

  • Please note that participants must complete all dates listed or they may forfeit all fees paid.

Feedback, evaluation and complaints

All participants are offered the opportunity to provide feedback via completing an evaluation form at the conclusion of your Behaviour Change Program. Your feedback is confidential and is collated by Odyssey House and is used to inform improved services. It is also provided to VicRoads as part of Odyssey’s reporting requirements.

If you wish to give a compliment, raise a concern or register a complaint then you may contact the Odyssey House DDDBCP Account Executive directly on (03) 8537 7111.

We also provide our Odyssey House Complaints Form which you can download and submit to driverbchange@odyssey.org.au, or forward it by mail to:

Odyssey House Account Executive
VicRoads DDDBCP
Odyssey Institute, 202 Nicholson Street, FOOTSCRAY  VIC  3011

Feedback, compliments and complaints of your experience with the DDDBCP may also be provided directly to VicRoads by following this link or call VicRoads on 1300 310 607.

Courses run over two sessions on two separate days. Participants must complete both days.