The Buttery (Bangalow)

The Buttery is a not-for-profit charity located near Bangalow, NSW. It is not affiliated with any political or religious group. The Buttery specialises in the treatment of mental health, substance misuse and gambling issues.

Its residential programs near Bangalow operate as a Therapeutic Community (TC). The residents are the main vehicle for promoting personal change through self-help. Co-located with the TC is the Maintenance to Abstinence (MTA) program. It is for people who wish to withdraw safely from prescribed opioid substitutes such as Buprenorphine, Suboxone or Subutext.

The Buttery’s residential programs are integrated with its community-based programs operating in the NSW Mid and Far North Coast Regions. They can provide treatment prior to entry to a residential program and also aftercare. CORE is a day-stay rehab for people who cannot attend a residential program. INTRA provides a wide range of community programs for teenagers and adults. AODCCC and RPAS are aftercare programs for people in recovery. b.well is for people with dual diagnosis (mental health and substance misuse) issues. The Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Program is for people with gambling issues. The Buttery’s Free Family Program is for the family members of people in contact with Buttery programs.


Maximum Number of Residents: 34

Age Range Of Residents: 20-70 Years Plus

Payment: 80% of Centrelink Payment (Limited fee paying Priority Admission places available).

Length of Stay: 3 Months to 1 year

Types of Treatment: Drug/alcohol addiction; behavioural addictions; gambling

Dual Diagnosis Treatment



P.O Box 42 Bangalow 2479

T: (02) 6687 1111

F: (02) 6687 1039




The Australian: 10/11/2007

“Buttery rehab puts its ambitions into music”

N.S.W Parliament/Legislative Assembly: 7/5/2013

Mr Donald Page (Ballina—Minister for Local Government, and Minister for the North Coast) [12.12 p.m.]:


Rick Grossman C.D

“All the Boys In Town”