Sobering Up Shelter

Provides overnight support, care and monitoring for people over the age of 18 who are intoxicated from alcohol and/or other drugs

Ground Floor M Block, Ainslie Village, Quick St, Campbell , Canberra ACT 2602

Operating hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wait time

Contact the service for more information

After hours support


Intake Phone Number

(02) 6163 3711


The Sobering Up Shelter, provides confidential overnight support, care, close observation and monitoring for people who are intoxicated. The program is an alternative to police custody for the care and protection of intoxicated persons. Tailored information and referral are provided, and staff may assist with transfer of care to a responsible person where appropriate. Follow up phone support using brief intervention and motivational interviewing is also offered.

Age range eligibility

18-25 year old
26 +


No referral required (i.e., can self-refer)

Medication/Intoxication exclusions

No exclusions, i.e. the a low threshold service able to see people whether they have used drugs or not, people can attend whilst on medication or going through withdrawal or while Opioid Management Therapy

Other exclusions


Use of drug testing

Drug testing is conducted as part of treatment

Treatment type

Withdrawal management (detoxification)

Treatment duration

The program duration is variable, contact the service for more information

Delivery mode

Drop in, no appointment required

Public transport support available

Bus tickets and taxi vouchers can be provided

ACT and NSW residents

Accepts ACT residents
Accepts NSW residents

Cultural, diversity and vulnerable group capabilities

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Domestic and Family Violence (DFV)

Disability access

Accessible toilets
Accessible doorways
Accessible parking
Access to interpreter services

Phones permitted


Smoking permitted


Smoking cessation support available

Other smoking cessation support provided


No fees

Additional program services or support

Aftercare available
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National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline

1800 250 015

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Are you from interstate?

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