Category Archives: News

Short Story Competition Deadline Extension

📢 Deadline Extension Alert! Attention passionate storytellers, we have fantastic news for you! Due to popular demand and to give every talented writer a fair chance to participate, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re extending the deadline for our Short Story Competition! 📝 🌟 New Deadline: November 30th So craft your masterpiece, polish those narratives, and submit […]


The new, national online gambling self-exclusion register, BetStop is now operational. People can request to exclude themselves from online gambling for a minimum of three months, up to a permanent exclusion. Our Residential and Community Services staff have begun educating people seeking help from Odyssey House services of this new strategy, to support people who […]

Circuit Breaker Build Update

The construction and redevelopment work at our Circuit Breaker residential facility near Benalla is nearly complete. While the decking, kitchen and laundry are finalised, works continue on constructing a new carpark, sewerage treatment system, and a large dam. Some big new tanks and a filtration system will also allow us to supply the building with […]

Voice Project

Every two years, Odyssey House Victoria surveys all our staff to obtain their views on a range of indicators relating to our performance and organisational outcomes. This independent survey is conducted by Macquarie University through their “Voice Project”, and it is benchmarked against hundreds of other Australian organisations and more than three million employees.  Odyssey […]

Board Member Updates

Earlier this year, Mr David Bullard OBE (pictured above) retired from the Board of Odyssey House Victoria after almost 45 years of service. David was the Deputy Chair, and one of the founding members, and his wise legal counsel was always on hand. Current Board member, Michael Strong has since accepted the role of Deputy […]

Staff Development Day 2023

Pictured above: Jill Gallagher AO & CEO of VACCHO with the Odyssey Staff In July this year, we held our annual Staff Development Day for all Odyssey House staff at Life Saving Victoria’s spectacular venue in Port Melbourne. This year’s theme was Diversity, and it provided staff with the opportunity to better understand some of […]

Short Story Competition 2023

Odyssey House Victoria’s annual Short Story Competition is open for 2023. This year’s theme is “Burning Bridges” and must include a reference to alcohol or other drugs. For full T’s and C’s and instructions on how to enter, head to First place wins $1000 and a one year membership to Writers Victoria. Please share this with […]