Aranda House is a 20 bed residential rehabilitation facility that offers a 12 week program and a 8 or 16 week program for Volatile Substance Misusers.

The program is a Therapeutic Community model where resident are actively involved in their own personal recovery in a supportive and caring environment. Aranda House also offers an initial detoxification and withdrawal service that can be co-managed with other health services should a medical detox be necessary.

Aranda House provides one on one case work, group therapy, sport, recreation and healthy lifestyle activities. External service providers and professionals are also engaged to provide appropriate services to our residents.

Residents also participate in outings, bush trips and cultural activities such as NAIDOC. The residents manage the kitchen and meals with the assistance of a staff member dedicated to this role.

Aranda House has a fully equipped gym and music room which residents can access at designated times.

A Therapeutic Community involves a participative, group-based approach to the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. The approach is residential with the resident instrumental in the running of the program which includes group therapy as well as practical activities.

The guiding principle of all DASA programs, including Aranda House Therapeutic Community, is to recognise the community itself, through self help and mutual support, is the principle means for promoting personal change.

Please take the opportunity to view the House Rules for Aranda House which gives an overview of the expectations of the residents.

House Rules

To make a referral, please complete the referral form and send it by email to or fax it to 08 8953 2527

Referral Form

The Team

Human Resources and Operations Manager

Gavin Connaughton

Therapeutic Community Manager

Christine Weir

Case Worker

Aamir Tanweer

Case Worker

Prasadi Priyanka

Case Worker

Yasitha Malalasekara