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

This service is a Therapeutic Community, where residents are encouraged to be 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.

Therapeutic Communities use a participative, group-based approach to the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction where residents help to run group therapy as well as practical activities. This service model has a demonstrated evidence base in Therapuetic Communities across the world. Aranda House was independently assessed and re-certified against the Australian standard for Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation services in early 2017.

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

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.

Eligibility criteria:

  • People aged 17 and over - working, unemployed, Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal regardless of (dis)ability, culture, sexual orientation or ability to afford services.
  • Straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, inter-sex, or just not sure, you are ALL very welcome here.

To make a referral, complete the referral form below:

Aranda House Referral Form

Aranda House Information for Families

Aranda House Rules

The Team

Assessment and Transition Coordinator

Tanya Stanbridge

Case Manager

Prasadi Priyanka

Case Manager

Susana Tupou