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

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Programs

We offer the following programs:  the Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program and the Intensive Drink/Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program. Currently, there are no Drink Drive Programs running. Please visit the VicRoads site for a list of alternative providers.

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.

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.

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. There is also 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.

Delivery locations

Currently, we offer Behaviour Change Programs at two locations:

  • Footscray at the North West Metro AOD Service (202 Nicholson St, Footscray)
  • Richmond at the Studio 1 Community Hub (15 Barnet Way, Richmond)

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 or 0468 514 183.

Fees

Behaviour Change Program

Payment typeFeeNotes
Full Fee paying$370Includes $67 VicRoads Program Cost Recovery Fee
Concession rate

$310
Includes $34 VicRoads Program Recovery Fee

Intensive Behavior Change Program

Payment typeFeeNotes
Full Fee paying$800Includes $67 VicRoads Program Cost Recovery Fee
Concession rate

$740
Includes $34 VicRoads Program Recovery Fee
2-hour Interlock Removal Program$180VicRoads will advise you if you need to complete this additional requirement.

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.

Conditions of attendance

  • 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.
  • 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 unforseen 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 unforseen absence requirement (eg. a medical certificate).

Participants may not switch the second day of their booked program without providing documented evidence of their unforseen 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.

Make a booking

Drug BCP

DatesTimeLocation
07/12/2020 &
14/12/2020
Click to enrol

1:00pm-4:30pmOnline via Zoom
10/12/2020 &
17/12/2020
Click to enrol

10:00am-1:30pmOnline via Zoom
15/01/2021 &
22/12/2020
Click to enrol

12:30pm-4:00pmOnline via Zoom

Intensive Drink and Drug BCP

DatesTimesLocation
25/01/21 - 15/02/21
Click to enrol
Week 1: Monday 25/01/21
9:30am-1:00pm

Week 2 Monday
01/02/2021 One on One appointment

Week 3: Monday
08/02/21
9:30am-1:00pm

Week 4: Monday 15/02/21 9:30am-1:00pm
Online via Zoom
27/01/21 - 17/02/21
Click to enrol
Week 1: Wednesday 27/01/21
9:30am-1:00pm

Week 2 Wednesday
03/02/2021 One on One appointment

Week 3: Wednesday
10/02/21
9:30am-1:00pm

Week 4: Wednesday 17/02/21 9:30am-1:00pm
Online via Zoom
02/02/21 - 23/02/21
Click to enrol
Week 1: Tuesday 02/02/21
9:30am-1:00pm

Week 2 Tuesday
09/02/2021 One on One appointment

Week 3: Tuesday
16/02/21
9:30am-1:00pm

Week 4: Tuesday 23/02/21 9:30am-1:00pm
Online via Zoom

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.

Or you can complete feedback online using the form below.

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Alternatively, 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.

Contact Drink and Drug Driver BCP

Phone: (03) 8537 7115 or 0468 514 183

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