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 tohttps://odyssey.org.au/short-story-competition-2023/ First place wins $1000 and a one year membership to Writers Victoria. Please share this with […]

Pride at Odyssey House Victoria

Recently, a number of Odyssey House Victoria’s staff, including our Executive Manager, Community Programs and Odyssey Institute, Neos Zavrou, attended the Human Rights Conference that was part of Sydney World Pride 2023.  These are Neos’ reflections on the two events. “One may wonder why an Alcohol and Drug Treatment organisation is sending staff to such […]

Circuit Breaker Rebuild

Artist concept of the final build at Molyullah.

Circuit Breaker is our six-week live-in rehabilitation program based in Molyullah, near Benalla. The current site buildings are charming but no longer meet our needs. We have raised money to expand the current facilities which will increase the number of beds we can offer, and also increase the length of time people can stay for. […]

Centrelink Liaison

Illustration of hands holding a ladder

As part of a new federal government initiative, our Centrelink Liaison person, Rebecca, attends our Therapeutic Community in Lower Plenty once a week to assist residents to overcome any Centrelink issues they are experiencing. During her time with us, Rebecca has helped Services Australia to recognise that the time clients spend in a residential program, […]