Drink and drug driver behaviour change programs
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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Due to current restrictions, the Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs (DDDBCP) have been modified.
The good news is that Odyssey House Victoria is still delivering Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change programs. We’re just doing it differently so that we can protect everybody’s health during COVID-19.
So, if you’ve lost your drivers’ licence, we can help you meet VicRoads requirements to get it back. You’ll just be doing the required program online, using the web-conferencing application, Zoom.
Zoom can be downloaded to your computer or tablet, free of charge, and is very easy to use. Let us know about your computer access and ability to use Zoom. It is the clients responsibility to ensure you have a functioning computer and are able to run Zoom. Please ensure you ask our friendly staff for assistance with using Zoom and the computer specifications required to successfully participate.
Because participants need to actively engage with others in these programs, using a mobile phone is not suitable as they limit your ability to see others and to view the shared materials during the programs. Clearly, if you are unwell or have symptoms of fever, coughing, sneezing or headaches, you MUST NOT attend our offices. Your health and safety and that of our staff, are our top priority. We will provide up to date information once Covid restrictions are lifted.
Ways to book:
- Phone us on (03) 8537 7112 or 0468 514 183
- Text us on 0468 514 183
- email email@example.com
- or apply directly online by using the enrol links found in the calendar of courses below
If you’re ready to get your licence back, we’re here to help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Behaviour Change Program
|Full Fee paying||$350||Includes $67 VicRoads Program Cost Recovery Fee|
|Concession rate||$290||Includes $34 VicRoads Program Recovery Fee|
Intensive Behavior Change Program
|Full Fee paying||$750||Includes $67 VicRoads Program Cost Recovery Fee|
|Concession rate||$690||Includes $34 VicRoads Program Recovery Fee|
|2-hour Interlock Removal Program||$180||VicRoads will advise you if you need to complete this additional requirement.|
To access concession rates you must provide a valid form of concession during your application (online or over phone) and bring the concession card to the first session
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.)
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.
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.
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Intensive Drink and Drug BCP
|11/01/21 - 01/02/21|
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|Week 1: Monday 11/01/21 |
Week 2 Monday
18/01/2021 One on One appointment
Week 3: Monday
Week 4: Monday 01/02/21 1:00pm-4:30pm
|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.
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