Windana Therapeutic CommunityThe community offers living and learning situations for residents to develop increased well-being and self awareness.

Each person is involved in a holistic program that includes domestic and work routines; individual and group counselling, physical fitness and recreational activities.

Health and well-being is improved with the assistance of health education, diet and nutrition; naturopathic consultation and remedies.

Individual spirituality can be explored through meditation and reflection if a resident so chooses.

Residents live in self contained houses in a campus style setting on a 40 acre farm, and interact as a whole community to practice responding constructively to personal and social situations.

The community supports each of its members to actively participate in achieving their own treatment plans, developing a sense of belonging to a community that promotes longer term sustainable change.

The Program Includes

  • Medical and nursing management
  • Case management & support services
  • Complementary therapies-naturopath,
    naturopath, yoga, mindfulness groups
  • Exercise and recreation
  • Individual counselling and group work
    including art therapy, nutrition, relapse
    prevention, harm minimisation and
    stress management
  • Slow-Stream Pharmacotherapy reduction
    from suboxone & methadone is available

Smoking is currently allowed in restricted
outside areas.

Maximum Number of Residents: 45

Age Range : 18 Years +

Approximate Payment: 80% Centrelink (Or $300.00 A week)

Length of Stay: 6 months

Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs

Specialised Pharmacological Withdrawal Treatment (Up to 10 Weeks)


PO Box 372, St Kilda, 3182

88 Alma Road, St Kilda, 3182

P: (03) 9529 7955

P: (03) 59423200

F: (03) 9521 3581