Birribi provides a structured, experiential environment based on therapeutic community principles for vulnerable young people managing their alcohol and/or other drug issues.

The fifteen-bed facility provides a safe, supportive environment for young people aged 16-20. while they participate in the voluntary program that runs for up to six months.

Birribi’s holistic recovery approach comprises individual and group therapy as well as recreational, vocational and educational opportunities to improve social identity.

The overall focus is on community living and shared responsibility.

It is hard, you do go through struggle but it's all about learning to have fun without substances

The Birribi program is voluntary. You need to want to be at Birribi. Timing is everything.

  • By individual young people or family members - FreeCall 1800 009 121
  • Through YSAS Community Programs
  • Community alcohol and other drug services, GPs, primary and mental health services, youth justice and homelessness services.

Phone the Intake Worker at Birribi during office hours on (03) 9430 2300 or drop us an email at