The 'Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program' is a program approved by VicRoads under the Road Safety Act 1986. Uniting is one of a number of providers approved by VicRoads to deliver Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs.
These programs are required to the new laws for alcohol and/or drug related offences that came into effect from 30th April, 2018.
One of the requirements is that people caught drink and/or drug driving have to participate in one of three Behaviour Change Programs. The different Behaviour Change Programs have been specifically designed to address issues associated with alcohol and driving or drug driving or an intensive course designed for more serious offences. The Behaviour Change Programs explore the underlying causes of your offence and assists you to put into place strategies to avoid it happening again. It can also provide the opportunity to explore any issues you might have with alcohol and/or drugs.
There are different types of Behaviour Change Programs. Which one you will need to attend will depend on the details of your offence. VicRoads will send you a letter specifying the program you need to do.
Drink Drive Behaviour Change Program
The Drink Drive Behaviour Change Program involves attending and participating in 2 group sessions that are three and a half hours each.
Standard $350.00 includes a VicRoads cost recovery fee of $67.00
Concession $290.00 includes a VicRoads cost recovery fee of $34.10
The Drug Drive Behaviour Change Program involves attending 2 group sessions that are three and a half hours each.
Standard: $350.00 includes a VicRoads cost recovery fee of $67.00
Concession: $290.00 includes a VicRoads cost recovery fee of $34.10
The Intensive Drink and Drug Drive Program involves attending and participating in 3 group sessions that are of three and a half hours each plus a one on one counselling session.
Standard: $717.00 includes a VicRoads recovery fee of $67.00
Concession: $684.00 includes a VicRoads revocery fee of $34.00
If you have an alcohol interlock fitted as part of the intensive you will be required to attend a 2 hour Pre-Interlock Removal Program.
Payment must be made at least 5 days prior to attending the program on the phone by credit card or debit card. Uniting offers payment plans to eligible participants. This allows you to make payments over time before your class. To arrange alternative payment methods, contact our Drink and Drug Drive Behaviour Change program staff.
After satisfactory participation and completion of the program requirements and payment of the course you will receive a Certificate of attendance - which you will need to take with you to Court or Vic Roads.
If you need to cancel your place in a program, you must advise us at least five business days before the commencement of your first session to be eligible for a refund. Cancellation four business days or less will automatically attract a $100 cancellation fee.
You are required to attend the two days that you have been booked into. If you wish to reschedule your booked dates to other dates, you must notify us of this at least five business days before the commencement of the first session you were booked into.
Rescheduling four business days or less before the first session will automatically attract a $100 rescheduling fee.
Please note that rescheduling of booked program sessions will be subject to course availability.
Rescheduling the Second Session
Clients cannot reschedule the second day of their booked program without providing documented evidence that they were unable to attend as per VicRoads requirements (e.g. medical certificate). If you have attended the first session and need to reschedule your second session to a later date, you may incur an additional transfer fee of $100.
Please note: If you cannot attend the second session and do not advise us in advance, you will forfeit all fees paid.