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Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre provides treatment and support to people affected by alcoholor drug use. Turning Point also conducts research into alcohol and drug misuse and provides trainingto health and welfare professionals.

Services provided

  • Treatment and support for people affected by alcohol or drugs
  • Education and training programs for healthcare professionals


Available to anyone in Australia.

How to access

Visit the Turning Point website. 

Treatment services

Call 1800 778 278 for treatment services in Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse and Monash.

Call 1300 007 873 for treatment services in Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges.

Education and training services

Call (03) 8413 8700.

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

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.


The costs of Turning Point services vary. Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.

Calls to the 1800 number are free for Victorians.

Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.


  • You are not alone. Counselling, help and support are always available.
  • Do not feel like things have to be really bad before you ask for help.