This information has been designed to inform AOD and other community service providers, organisations responsible for health service commissioning, as well as service managers and planners for project scoping and other decisions relating to service provision.

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Catchment Based Planning (CBP) is a systematic way to understand our local communities and the services they require. Catchment planners are based locally, and work to understand the AOD service needs of our catchments; ensuring that AOD treatment services are: in the right locations; delivering the right mix of services; and coordinated effectively with the other services our clients need.

Click here to see what difference catchment based planning has made in our catchments since it began in 2015.

Annual updates


Information Sheets

Information sheets for the North & West Metro Region are available on the following topics:

Further information sheets are in development, focusing on Forensic clients, Client pathways, Service Mapping, LGBTQIA+ clients and Young people. Please feel free to contact us if there is a specific topic you would like more information on.

Catchment Summaries

Access the updated catchment summaries individually:

Local Government Area Summaries

Short, usable snapshots of measures and trends related to AOD and Mental Health. Organised by Local Council Area, these summarise demographic, socio-economic and health-related data through AOD and mental-health lenses.


John Quiroga, Health Service Planner
North & West AOD Partnership Odyssey House Victoria / Uniting Vic.Tas 
phone: (03) 9420 7616
mobile: 0466 838 380