Alcohol and Drug Driving Awareness – including Sober Driver Program and REVERSED (Karralika Programs Inc.)

Provides education programs for people who have been charged with or are facing charges for drink/drug-driving offences. The programs specifically cater for drug driving offenders, mid to high range alcohol and repeat offenders.

Telephone: (02) 6163 0200
Fax: (02) 6282 7777
Mailing Address: PO Box 2230, Tuggeranong ACT 2901
Email address:
Location: E Block, Canberra Institute of Technology Southside Campus, Ainsworth St, Phillip ACT 2606
Parent organisation:  Karralika Programs Inc.

Access Information

Maximum waiting time for service: 

  • Waiting time varies depending on course schedule

Target Group:

  • People charged with or facing charges for drink/drug driving offences
  • Adults
  • Men and women

Documentation required:

  • Identification
  • Concession Card
  • Completed registration form

When and how to access:
Operating hours: Courses are delivered after business hours, office hours are 9am -5pm (Monday – Friday)
Ways to access: By appointment only
Disability access: Accessible toilets, doorways and parking
Referrals accepted from: Self, Courts, Police, ACT Corrective Services
Other access information: Access will be refused to an intoxicated person; service consumers are breathalysed before each session


  • No assessment required
  • Alcohol screening (AUDIT)


Program type: Education information

Model: Group education

Duration and intensity: Sober Driver Program is a weekly 2-hour course over 9 weeks; REVERSED is a 6-hour course over 2 weeks (3 hours per session)

Philosophical approach: Harm minimisation

Specialist focus interventions on drugs of concern: Alcohol

Additional program description: Provides 2 education courses for people who have been charged with or are facing charges for drink-driving offences:

REVERSED: Provides group education sessions related to drink driving and driving under the influence of drugs. The program includes information, skills building regarding the impact of driving impaired and support for participants to identify risky situations and promote safety. The program is approved by the ACT Road Users Services for individuals who have been charged with a mid to high range drink driving offence or repeat offences and are required by law to complete a 6 hours educational drink driving course.

Sober Driver Program: The program provides group education regarding the legal, health and social impacts of drink driving. The program uses both educational and therapeutic approaches included principles of relapse prevention. The program, developed by the New South Wales Transport, Roads and Maritime Services, is, by contract arrangements only, for people who are charged with or facing charges of drink driving (specifically multiple offences); directed by ACT Corrective Services.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

  • Staff undertake Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness training

Tobacco Management

  • Smokefree
  • Provide tobacco brief interventions (i.e. Information re QUIT smoking interventions and NRT)
  • Service has a workplace tobacco management policy


Fees: $220 / $180 concession upfront fee

Staff available

  • ATOD Worker (Clinical and Non-clinical)

Last Updated on September 2016