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

Drink & Drug Driving Education


Most people who have had their licence suspended or cancelled for drink or drug driving will need to participate in a driver education program. 


Odyssey House Victoria is an accredited Driver Education Program (VADEP) provider and a member of the Victorian Alcohol Drink Driver Services (VADDS). We assist people who have lost their licence by providing Driver Education Programs. Our VADEP number is: 12/082

How to register for a course

Contact Odyssey House Victoria’s Drink Driver Education Program on 94207628 to register for a course or seek further information.


There is a fee for undertaking the Drink Driver Education Program. Odyssey House Victoria offers a payment plan.

Certificate of attendance

After participating in a program satisfactorily and payment of fees in full, participants receive a certificate that you may need to provide to court and/or VicRoads.


All courses are offered at Odyssey House Victoria, 660 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Further help

If you want to discuss any alcohol or drug related problems please call us on 94207644 or email drinkdriveprogram@www.www.odyssey.org.au. Odyssey House Victoria has a range of programs to support people with alcohol and/or other drug issues.

Calendar of courses for 2016

  • Drink Drive

    Wednesday 1 and 82-6pm
    AprilFriday 7 and 21 (excludes Good Friday)1-5pm
    JuneFriday 2 and 91-5pm
    AugustFriday 4 and 111-5pm
    OctoberFriday 6 and 131-5pm
    DecemberFriday 1 and 81-5pm

  • Drug Drive

    MarchFriday 3 and 101-5pm
    MayFriday 5 and 121-5pm
    JulyFriday 7 and 141-5pm
    SeptemberFriday 8 and 151-5pm
    NovemberFriday 3 and 101-5pm

  • Participants must complete both days.

Legal requirements to regain your licence

Licence suspension or cancellation

If your licence is suspended or cancelled due to a drink-driving offence you will need to return your licence to VicRoads within seven days of your suspension start date to:

VicRoads Licence and Registration Services
Locked Bag 7000, Kew VIC 3101

It may be useful to apply for a Victorian Proof of Age card or Australian Keypass card for identification needs before you hand your licence in.

Getting your licence reissued

Once you have served your cancellation period you need to apply to VicRoads to get your licence back. Requirements to regain your licence vary and depend on your age, type of offence, your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) reading and whether it is your first or a subsequent offence.

You may need to:

  • pay fines
  • participate in a driver education program
  • undertake assessments
  • attend court
  • obtain a record of your driving history
  • arrange the installation of an alcohol interlock device
  • arrange a final interlock reading and an assessment.


Visit the VicRoads website for further information on getting your licence back or contact VicRoads on 131171.

If your licence disqualification is managed by the Victorian Magistrates’ Court you will need to obtain a Licence Eligibility Order. For further information visit the Driver’s Licence Eligibility Order Guide.