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arbias provides specialist services for people with acquired brain injury. An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain that has happened at some time after birth. An ABI may result from traumatic injury (such as a traffic accident), illness (such as stroke or brain tumour), lack of oxygen to the brain (which may occur with loss of blood, or overdose) or substance abuse (for example, alcohol or other drugs). 

Services provided

  • Case management
  • Lifestyle support services
  • Accommodation – supported, semi-supported and independent living
  • Community programs – such as health and fitness, community recreation, theatre and music
  • Neuropsychological assessment – working to understand how an acquired brain injury is affecting someone’s behaviour, thinking and personality


Available to anyone in Victoria with an acquired brain injury

How to access

Call (03) 8388 1222

National intake and response service, call 1800 272 427

Visit the arbias website

The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

  • TTY users, call 133 677, then ask for (03) 8388 1222
  • Speak and Listen users, call 1300 555 727 then ask for (03) 8388 1222
  • Internet relay users, connect to the National Relay Service then ask for (03) 8388 1222.

The arbias website is available in a number of different languages. Click on Select Language on the homepage.


The cost of accessing arbias varies depending on the chosen service. Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.

Calls are charged at the cost of a local call from anywhere in Victoria. Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.




In an emergency, call triple zero (000).