Sobering Up Service

Support for people in the City of Yarra who are having a tough time due to alcohol intoxication and other problems.

The cohealth Sobering Up Service health team provides street-based health support at night in the City of Yarra for people who are intoxicated. If needed, an intoxicated person may be taken to a designated Salvation Army-run residential service or another safe place in the City of Yarra for a rest, at the request of the intoxicated person.

Dardi Munwurro [external link] and Aboriginal Community Justice Panels (ACJP) [external link] provide a culturally safe service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Service details

The cohealth Sobering Up Service (SUS) team is made up of:

  • a community health nurse, and
  • an alcohol and other drug support worker.

The SUS team:

  • provides medical assistance and drug and alcohol support
  • links people with other support services
  • responds to callouts from emergency services, traders and others who are concerned about a person who is intoxicated
  • provides transport to a safe place within the City of Yarra.

If you are concerned about someone having a tough time in the City of Yarra due to intoxication, please call us on 9448 5845.

The team operates from 8 pm to 4 am on Thursday, Friday and weekends.

Give us a call

9448 5845

Fees & eligibility

  • People in the City of Yarra who may be having a tough time due to alcohol intoxication or other problems.
  • People who are concerned about someone having a tough time due to alcohol intoxication in the City of Yarra.

This is a free service.

Call us on 9448 5845, from 8pm to 4am from Thursday to Sunday.

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About us

cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs.

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