Drink, Drug, Driver Behaviour Change

Ballarat Community Health behaviour change programs are still continuing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, currently delivering face-to-face programs!

If you have lost your licence due to a drink or drug driving offence, the process of having it restored may seem challenging. At BCH, our alcohol and other drug team is committed to assisting individuals and families who are dealing with alcohol or other drug-related issues.

The ‘Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program’ is a program approved by VicRoads under the Road Safety Act 1986. Ballarat Community Health is one of a number of providers approved by VicRoads to deliver Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs.

Programs we offer

Intensive Drink and Drug Driver Program

This program is held over four weeks. There will be three 3 hour group sessions and a one on one counselling session with the facilitator.

Applies to you if:

  • It was your second or subsequent drink or drug-driving offence.
  • Your BAC was .15 or more.
  • You had both alcohol and drugs in your system.
  • You were charged with a refusal offence for alcohol and or other drugs testing.
  • You were charged with driving while impaired (DWI).
  • You were charged with driving under the influence (DUI).
  • You were charged with a serious motor vehicle offence involving alcohol and/or other drugs e.g. culpable driving.
Drug Driver Program

This program is held over two weeks and includes two 3 hour group sessions.

Applies to you if:

  • You were caught driving with illicit drugs in your system and it was your first offence.
Drink Driver Program

This program is held over two weeks and includes two 3 hour group sessions.

Applies to you if:

  • You were caught drink-driving with a blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of less than .15.
  • It was your first offence and you didn’t have drugs in your system.
Pre-Interlock Removal Program

This is a single day 2 hour program. Bookings for this program should be made within 2 months prior to the interlock period ending.

Applies to you if:

  • An alcohol interlock licence condition has been imposed, and your drink-driving or alcohol related offence was one of the offences listed above that requires you to complete an Intensive Drink and Drug Driver Program.
  • You’ve been notified by VicRoads to complete this program.

*Please note, this program must be completed towards the end of your required alcohol interlock period of use and prior to applying to have your alcohol interlock licence condition removed.

Program Fees

Program Name Concession Full Cost
Intensive Drink and Drug Driver Program $750.00 which includes a non-refundable deposit of $34 $780.00 which includes a non-refundable deposit of $67
Drug Driver Program $370.00 which includes a non-refundable deposit of $34 $400.00 which includes a non-refundable deposit of $67
Drink Driver Program $370.00 which includes a non-refundable deposit of $34 $400.00 which includes a non-refundable deposit of $67
Pre-Interlock Removal Program No concession $200 Flat Fee

It is your responsibility to ensure you are enrolled into the correct program as per your letter from VicRoads. Refunds will not be provided in the case of incorrect enrolment.
If you are unsure of the program you need to complete, please contact VicRoads on 1300 723 790 to confirm prior to booking. You can visit their website for more information here

Refunds & Cancelation policy

Refund Policy

A refund will be provided to a participant only when the provider fails to facilitate a booked program. There are no other circumstances in which a refund will be provided.

Cancellations

Clients who are unable to attend the program must notify us at least 5-working days prior to course commencement in order for alternative arrangements to be made.

Failure to attend

Clients who fail to attend a session will have to re-enrol in a new program and pay new program fees unless a valid GP medical certificate is provided.  VicRoads stipulate that any rescheduled session must take place within four-weeks of the last attended session; Ballarat Community Health cannot guarantee availability within that timeframe.  If there is no availability then you will need to re-enrol in a new program and pay new program fees.

Lateness

Late arrivals will not be guaranteed entrance.  Start times are strictly adhered to. If you are denied entrance then you will need to re-enrol in a new program and pay new program fees.

To register for a program, please fill in the form below or call Ballarat Community Health on (03) 5338 4500

  • We will reply to your enquiry as promptly as possible, but please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

Our programs are delivered by experienced alcohol and other drug facilitators, who can help you by:

  • providing drink or drug driving behaviour change programs
  • conducting assessments and submitting court reports as required
  • providing someone to talk to about the process
  • assisting other professionals with information and support.
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