Hospitals offering PTSD-recovery programs

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs funds Trauma Recovery Programs for PTSD in hospitals across Australia.

To refer a client, please contact one of the hospitals listed below in your state or territory.

New South Wales 

St John of God Hospital – Richmond  
177 Grose Vale Road 
NORTH RICHMOND NSW 2754 
Phone: (02) 4570 6100 
Free Call: 1800 808 339 
Fax: (02) 4571 1552 
Website: www.sjog.org.au 
 
Wesley Hospital – Ashfield 
91 Milton Street 
ASHFIELD NSW 2131 
Phone: 1300 924 522 
Website: www.wesleymission.org.au 
 
Wesley Hospital – Kogarah 
7 Blake Street 
KOGARAH NSW 2217 Phone: 1300 924 522 
Website: www.wesleymission.org.au 
 
Baringa Private Hospital – Coffs Harbour 
31 Mackays Road 
COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450 
Phone: (02) 6659 4444 
Website: www.baringaprivate.com.au 

Queensland 

Greenslopes Private Hospital 
Newdegate Street 
GREENSLOPES QLD 4120 
Phone: (07) 3394 7111 
Fax: (07) 3394 7322 
Website: www.greenslopesprivate.com.au 
 
Mater Health Services (Townsville) 
42 Diprose Street 
PIMLICO QLD 4812 
Phone: (07) 4727 4187 
Fax: (07) 4755 0801 
Email: tru@matertsv.org.au 
Website: www.matertsv.org.au 
Please note this is a non-residential program, however, out of town residents are booked into a nearby motel. 
 
Toowong Private Hospital 
Day Treatment Services 
496 Milton Road 
PO Box 822 
TOOWONG QLD 4066 
Phone: (07) 3721 8055 
Fax: (07) 3721 8054 
Website: www.toowongprivatehospital.com.au 
 
Sunshine Coast Private Hospital 
12 Elsa Wilson Drive 
BUDERIM QLD 4556 
PO BOX 5050 
Maroochydore BC 4558 
Phone: (07) 5430 3305 
Fax: (07) 5430 3375 
Website: www.sunshinecoasthospital.com.au 

South Australia

Repatriation General Hospital 
Southern Adelaide Local Health Network 
Daws Road 
DAW PARK SA 5041 
Phone: (08) 8276 9666 
Fax: (08) 8277 8267 
Website: www.rgh.sa.gov.au 

Victoria 

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital 
Psychological Trauma Recovery Service 
300 Waterdale Road 
WEST HEIDELBERG VIC 3081 
Phone: (03) 9496 4138 
Fax: (03) 9496 2418 
Website: www.austin.org.au 
 
The Geelong Clinic 
98 Townsend Road 
ST ALBANS PARK 3219 
Phone: (03) 5240 0700 
Fax: (03) 5248 4852 
Website: www.thegeelongclinic.com.au 
 
Western Australia 
Hollywood Clinic 
95 Monash Avenue 
NEDLANDS WA 6009 
Phone: (08) 9346 6801 
Fax: (08) 9346 682 
Website: www.hollywoodclinic.com.au 
 
The Marian Centre 
187 Cambridge Street 
WEMBLEY WA 6014 
Phone: (08) 9380 4999 
Fax: (08) 9381 2612 
Website: www.mariancentre.com.au 

Northern Territory 

At this time, there are no PTSD programs accredited in the Northern Territory. Inquiries regarding veterans who reside in the Northern Territory should be made initially to Open Arms in Darwin on 1800 011 046 or to:

  • Daw Park Hospital in Adelaide on (08) 8276 9666 or
  • Mater Hospital in Townsville on (07) 4727 4187. 

Australian Capital Territory

At this time, there are no PTSD programs accredited in the Australian Capital Territory. Inquiries regarding veterans who reside in the Australian Capital Territory should be made initially to Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or to one of the programs in New South Wales.

Tasmania 

At this time, there are no PTSD programs accredited in Tasmania. Inquiries regarding veterans who reside in Tasmania should be made initially to the Open Arms on 1800 011 046 or to one of the programs in Victoria. 

National accreditation standards

These programs are required to meet DVA’s National Accreditation Standards for Trauma Recovery Programs – PTSD (2015). These standards provide a framework for ensuring that hospitals provide high quality evidenced based treatment for veterans and former serving members of the ADF who have PTSD, including:

  • clinical governance
  • access and targeting
  • veterans’ rights and responsibilities
  • clinical pathways
  • treatment
  • clinical data collection.

See also

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    Posttraumatic stress refers to a group of reactions that can occur after someone has experienced a traumatic event. It's common in the Australian community, not just veterans. Effective therapies are available to minimise its impact on you and your family.
  • Grief and loss image

    Treating PTSD

    This page explores assessment and treatment of PTSD in ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force. Prevalence estimates vary widely, however it is likely that between 5 and 20 per cent of veterans will develop PTSD in their lifetime.
  • Treatment programs and workshops

    Open Arms offers group treatment programs and educational workshops, relationship retreats, and suicide prevention workshops.