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About Us

Odyssey House New South Wales was founded in 1977 by Sydney businessman, Walter McGrath, following the death of his son from a heroin overdose. From humble beginnings, Odyssey House NSW has since grown to become one of Australia’s largest and most successful rehabilitation services; over the past 40 years we have helped more than 35,000 people turn their lives around.

Today Odyssey House offers Community Services as well as Residential Services, as well as the Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program.

Our Community Services include Alcohol and other drug counselling, mental health services as well as family and parent support programs in locations across Sydney.

Our Residential Services include withdrawal and residential rehabilitation programs, mental health programs, a Parent’s and Children’s Program, gambling and specialised group services, as well as numeracy and literacy education. us family/relationship issues; domestic violence and other trauma, parental drug misuse; and physical and mental health problems.

Services We Offer

Making the decision to seek treatment is the first step on the road to recovery.

Our programs are not easy, but by confronting the reasons of drug or alcohol dependence, residents gain self confidence and have the skills to live a valued life in the community.

Our services include:

Residential Rehabilitation

What is Therapeutic Community?

Progressive Learning Centre

Admissions and Intake Centre

Assessment and Referral Centre

Withdrawal Unit

Mental Health – dual diagnosis

Parents' and Children's Program

After Care Program

Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT)


Odyssey House NSW accepts clients with a range of legal issues:

  • In custody referrals
  • On bail
  • On a bond
  • Reporting conditions
  • Home detention
  • Upcoming court
  • Court diversion – MERIT
  • Department of Community Corrections Supervision
  • Parole
  • Have co-existing mental health diagnosis and be on prescribed medications

Do you think that you have a problem with alcohol or other drugs?

The self-assessment guide will help you determine if you need help.

Click here to view Alcohol Screen (AUDIT)