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Ice resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The Cracks in the Ice website provides you with up-to-date information about ice for people who are experiencing problems with ice, their friends and families, community groups, schools and health professionals. This includes resources you may find useful across three main areas:

  1. What is ice? Key facts about ice, why people might use ice and laws relating to ice.
  2. What are the effects of ice? Information about the physical and mental health effects of Ice and the risks associated with using Ice with other drugs.
  3. Staying safe. Information on how you can access support and treatment services across Australia and tips for how you can help a loved one affected by Ice.

We will also be developing a new resource to improve access to culturally appropriate methamphetamine resources and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Is there a topic or resource you would like to see on the new website? Let us know by clicking here.

If you would like to access national and state-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service directories and health councils a list has been provided below.

National Directories and Indigenous Health Councils

Name Service Contact

Australian Indigenous Alcohol and other Drugs Knowledge Centre

A directory for alcohol and other drug services specific to Aboriginals and Torres Strait islandersThere are also resources and services for alcohol and other drug workers who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Website
Email

Edith Cowan University
2 Bradford Street
Mt Lawley WA 6050

(08) 9370 6336

AODconnect App

AODconnect is a smartphone application (‘app’) that provides a national directory of alcohol and other drug treatment services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The app allows users to search for AOD services by state territory and/or region by alphabetical listing or via an interactive map of Australia.

Website
Email

Edith Cowan University
2 Bradford Street
Mt Lawley WA 6050

(08) 9370 6336

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak Aboriginal health body representing Aboriginal community controlled health services throughout Australia.

An Aboriginal community controlled health service is a primary health care service initiated and operated by the local Aboriginal community to deliver holistic comprehensive and culturally appropriate health care to the community.

Website

Email

Office: Level 3 221 London Circuit Canberra City ACT 2601

Postal: PO Box 5120 Braddon ACT 2612

Admin telephone:(02) 6246 9300

Media /NACCHO NEWS telephone: 0401 331 251

Australian Drug Information Network

Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory. Reliable and reviewed information on drug services across rural and metropolitan areas in Australia can be easily located using this directory.

Website
Email

To search for ‘Indigenous' content click here.

Office: Australian Drug Information Network
Level 12 607 Bourke Street Melbourne 3000

Postal: PO Box 818 North Melbourne VIC 3051

(03) 9611 6100

New South Wales

Name Service Contact
Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council The peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in NSW which aims to support Aboriginal peoples to achieve physical cultural social and emotional wellbeing and contribute to the overall health wellbeing and strength of their communities.

Website
Email

Level 3 66 Wentworth Ave
Surry Hills NSW 2010

(02) 9212 4777

NSW Health

Information about Aboriginal Health and a list of available Aboriginal Community Controlled Health services in metro and rural NSW (links to excel spreadsheet of all available Aboriginal health services).

Website
Email

73 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060

Postal: Locked Mail Bag 961 North Sydney NSW 2059

(02) 9391 9000

Australian Capital Territory

Name Service Contact
Canberra Hospital and Health Services

The Canberra Hospital's Alcohol and drugs (AOD) services assists with information on alcohol and other drug associated issues; advice on assisting and managing people who may have alcohol and other drug issues; and support to people affected directly or indirectly by alcohol and drug use.

Website
Email

Alcohol and Drug Services Canberra HospitalLevel 1 1 Moore Street Canberra City

Postal: GPO Box 825 Canberra ACT 2601

(02) 6207 9977

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (AHS)

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (AHS) is an Aboriginal community controlled primary health care service. It is operated by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the ACT. There are a variety of social health programs and clinical services available. Transport can be arranged for those unable to travel to the health service.

Website
Email

63 Boolimba Crescent Narrabundah ACT 2604

Postal: Locked Mail Bag 961 North Sydney NSW 2059

(02) 6284 6222

Tasmania

Name Service Contact

Health services directory (not specific to indigenous Australians)

By selecting your region and drug and alcohol support you can find support in your area.

WEBSITE

1300 135 513

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) is a comprehensive primary health care service for the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.

Services include:

  • alcohol and other drug use programs
  • prevention treatment and management
  • counselling services
  • emotional and social wellbeing programs

The service has offices in Launceston Burnie and Hobart.

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc

Website
Email

198 Elizabeth Street Hobart TAS 7000

Postal: GPO Box 569 Hobart TAS 7001

(03) 6234 0700

Aboriginal Health Service

Website
Email

56 Patrick Street Hobart TAS 7001

(03) 6234 0777

Launceston Office

182 Charles Street Launceston TAS 7250

(08) 6332 3800

Email

Burnie Office

Email

53 Alexander Street Burnie TAS 7230

(03) 6431 8363

South Australia

Name Service Contact

Drug and Alcohol Services in South Australia

Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) is a state-wide health service that offers prevention and treatment services across South Australia.

Website
EMAIL

91 Magill Road, Stepney SA 5069
1300 13 13 40 (confidential telephone counselling and information 8.30am to 10pm every day).

All contact details for metropolitan and rural services are available online.

South Australia Health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Provides information on a selection of drug and alcohol services and resources located in Metro and rural South Australia on the website.

Website
Email

Citi Centre Building 11 Hindmarsh Square Adelaide SA 5000

Postal: PO Box 287 Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 5000

(08) 8226 6000

The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council ensures the development of effective programs to reduce harm related to substance misuse in Aboriginal communities.

Website
Email

155 Holbrooks road Underdale South Australia 5032

(08) 8351 9031

Victoria

Name Service Contact

Victoria State Government – Services for Aboriginal people

Information about Aboriginal alcohol and other drug treatment services with a service directory at the bottom of webpage.

Website
Email

Department of Health & Human Services
50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

1300 650 172 (local calls free within Victoria except mobile phones)

For nearest office: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/contact/dhhs-offices

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Incorporated (VACCHO)

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Incorporated (VACCHO) represents all Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in Victoria. VACCHO provides a range of resources and tools including mental health first aid training and alcohol and other drug resources.

Website
Email

17-23 Sackville Street Collingwood VIC 3066

Postal: PO Box 1328 Collingwood VIC 3066

(03) 9411 9411

Queensland

Name Service Contact

Queensland Government alcohol and drug support programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

This website provides descriptions of alcohol and drug support programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland. Links to these services are also included.

Website
Email

13 74 68

Queensland directory of health and community services

This Queensland Health reference web site is designed to help you access a wide range of health and community services provided by public, private and non-government providers in Queensland.

Website
Email

Type in ‘drug’ for keyword and type in your locationThen select ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health’ option.

If you require help to locate a service call: 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) is the peak body in Queensland that represents, advocates for, and supports the state’s Community Controlled Health Services sector in their delivery of primary health care to their respective communities. Additional roles undertaken by QAIHC include collaborative health research and educating the wider community about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues.

Website
Email

QAIHC – West End

Postal: PO Box 3205 South Brisbane QLD 4101

(07) 3328 8500

QAIHC – Townsville

Unit 2 278 Charters Towers Road
Hermit Park QLD 4812

Postal: PO Box 1037 Townsville QLD 4810

(07) 4755 2522

QAIHC Cairns

186 McCoombe St
(c/o Apunipima Cape York Health Council)
Bungalow Qld 4870

Postal: PO Box 12039 Cairns Delivery Centre QLD 4870

(07) 4081 5600

Northern Territory

Name Service Contact

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) is the peak body for Aboriginal community controlled services in the Northern Territory (NT). They advocate for high quality primary health care services that meet the needs of Aboriginal communities.

Website
Email

AMSANT Darwin Office

Moonta House 43 Mitchell Street
Darwin Northern Territoty 0800

Postal: GPO Box 1624 Darwin NT 0801

(08) 8944 6666

AMSANT Alice Springs Office

5/82 Todd Street Alice Springs NT 0870

Postal: PO Box 1464 Alice Springs NT 0871

(08) 8959 4600

Northern Territory Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health Services Directory

An extensive directory published by the Northern Territory Council of Social Service and the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition. This publication aims to help people easily locate alcohol and other drug services and mental health services within the Northern Territory. Services are categorised by their local area and also by their purpose e.g. residential rehabilitation or drug and alcohol support groups.

The directory is available online.

WEBSITE
Email

Northern Territory Council of Social Service Darwin Office

1/18 Bauhinia Street Nightcliff NT 0810

Postal: PO Box 1128 Nightcliff NT 0814

(08) 8948 2665

Northern territory council of social services alice springs office

Anangu House (Level 1) Office 3, 44 Bath Street, Alice Springs NT 0870

Postal: PO Box 1251 Alice Springs NT 0871

(08) 8952 8400

Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition

Website
Email

5/18 Bauhinia Street Nightcliff NT 0810

Postal: PO Box 1128 Nightcliff NT 0814

(08) 8927 2074

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC)

The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC) have eight branches that cover a wide range of primary health care programs designed to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Central AustraliaServices provided include:

  • alcohol and other drug services
  • medical clinic
  • community health program
  • social and emotional wellbeing centre

Website
Email

Head Office

14 Leichhardt Terrace Alice Springs NT 0870

(08) 8951 4400

Postal: PO Box 1604, Alice Springs, NT 0871

Main Clinic Service

25 Gap Road The Gap Alice Springs NT 0870

(08) 8951 4444.
Clinic Freecall: 1800 142 900
All medical-related enquiries must be directed to the Clinic.

Last updated: Tuesday, 14 March 2017