Hospitals offering PTSD-recovery programs

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs funds Trauma Recovery Programs in accredited hospitals throughout Australia. These programs provide high quality, evidence-based PTSD treatment for current and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

To refer a client or learn more about the programs, 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 

Queensland

Buderim Private Hospital
12 Elsa Wilson Drive 
BUDERIM QLD 4556 
PO BOX 5050 
Maroochydore BC 4558 
Phone: (07) 5430 3305 
Fax: (07) 5430 3375 
Website: https://buderimprivatehospital.com.au

Greenslopes Private Hospital 
Newdegate Street 
GREENSLOPES QLD 4120 
Phone: (07) 3394 7111 
Fax: (07) 3394 7322 
Website: www.greenslopesprivate.com.au 
 
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 

Townsville Private Clinic
136 Wills Street
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
Phone: 07 4431 1600
Website: www.townsvilleprivateclinic.com.au

South Australia

Jamie Larcombe Centre
Eucalyptus Lane
GLENSIDE SA 5065
Phone: 1300 043 175
Fax: (08) 7087 1343 
Website: Jamie Larcombe Centre - Veterans Mental Health Precinct | SA Health

Victoria 

The Geelong Clinic 
98 Townsend Road 
ST ALBANS PARK 3219 
Phone: (03) 5240 0700 
Fax: (03) 5248 4852 
Website: www.thegeelongclinic.com.au

Austin Health
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 

Western Australia

Hollywood Clinic 
95 Monash Avenue 
NEDLANDS WA 6009 
Phone: (08) 9346 6801 
Fax: (08) 9346 682 
Website: www.ramsaymentalhealth.com.au/hollywood
 
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. Enquiries regarding PTSD treatment in the Northern Territory should be made to Open Arms on 1800 011 046. 

Australian Capital Territory

At this time, there are no PTSD programs accredited in the Australian Capital Territory. Enquiries regarding PTSD treatment in the Australian Capital Territory should be made to Open Arms on 1800 011 046.

Tasmania 

At this time, there are no PTSD programs accredited in Tasmania. Enquiries regarding PTSD treatment should be made to Open Arms on 1800 011 046. 

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.