Comparing Sydney Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation & Addiction Treatment Centres

There are many drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres and options to choose from. It is important to consider your options carefully to make the best decision that will ensure your long-term sobriety. Here is a list of some of the private, government, medical rehabilitation and addiction treatment centres with contact details, pricing and a brief description.

The Sydney Retreat
Phone 1300 169 818

This is a not-for-profit drug and alcohol rehab. It offers a 28-day residential program at $10,750 in very comfortable surroundings. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Because it’s not a hospital, health insurance doesn’t apply.


South Pacific Hospital
Phone (02)9905 3667

Northside Clinic
Phone (02) 9433 3555

The Sydney Clinic
Phone (02) 9389 8888

St John of God Burwood
Phone (02) 9715 9200

Wesley Hospital Ashfield
Phone 1300 924 522

These cost around $20,000 to $40,000+ for a 30-day residential program. Because they are hospitals, health insurance should cover most of the cost, leaving a gap to be paid by the patient of around $1,000 to $3,000.

Government funded

Foundation House
Phone (02) 9555 4034

WHOs (We Help Ourselves)
Phone (02) 8572 7444

William Booth (Salvation Army)
Phone 9212 2322

Odyssey House
Phone 1800 397 739

These are usually low cost, such as taking a percentage of sickness benefits payment (up to 85%) Most have long waiting times and comfort levels are not as high as you might like.

More facilities like this can be found HERE

The Buttery Private
Phone (02) 6687 1111

Hader Clinic
Phone 1800 957 455

The Cabin Thailand
Phone 1 800 251 994

The Banyans
Phone 1300 226 926

Refocus Rehab Melbourne
Phone (03) 9537 0880

Visible Recovery
Phone (08) 8223 6486

Pricing varies from $25,000-$80,000 for 3-weeks+ stay

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Forever grateful

I want to say a huge thank you to the Sydney Retreat and the amazing staff and program. I have struggled to stop drinking for


What an incredible experience

Hi Guys, I have just completed my 28 days & what an incredible experience. Special thanks to the amazing staff who are always there to


A Rewarding Life Experience

I was fortunate to spend a month at The Sydney Retreat in March 2024. While I had some experience as a member of AA going

Sarah W

I had an amazing experience

I had an amazing experience at the Reteat. The staff are all amazing and supportive and the whole vibe of the place is so uplifting.

Tiarne A

I feel very lucky to have ended up there!

I recently spent 28 days at the Sydney Retreat and it turned out to be the best experience of my life. The program is designed

Stuart R


I think The Sydney Retreat is amazing, I found the staff extremely helpful and


Absolutely Life Changing!

The Retreat was absolutely life-changing. I’m now 434 days sober. I’m so grateful for the

Jeremy M

A Life Saving Program

The Sydney Retreat’s program has really helped me to live happy, joyous and free. My struggles with addiction affected all areas of my life, which


Thank You Sydney Retreat!

As an alumni of the Sydney Retreat, It is my pleasure to offer my testimonial. My 28 days at The Sydney Retreat were a wonderful


Thank you

The Sydney Retreat changed my life. I had been dealing with severe alcohol addiction for most of my 20s. It took away my life –


The Sydney Retreat saved me!!!

Drinking has been a part of my like for over 30 years. I did think it was something I could overcome until I heard about



I attended the Sydney Retreat in March 2022, at the insistence of my brother and financial help from other family members. I had spent most


I can’t thank the Sydney Retreat enough

After years of struggling with addiction & getting clean, my family found the Sydney Retreat. From the moment I arrived there, I knew I was


Dear fabulous Retreat staff and RA’s. I just wanted to thank you.

My foster son has just completed your program and we both can’t thank you enough for the love, support and care he was shown during


Thank you so much, John…

That was more than I was expecting. Your words of support and encouragement mean so much to me that I can’t even put them into


From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you

“As a wife and working mother of a 3 year old, I thought my life was too busy and complicated to go into a 30

Lisa JP

Life Changing Centre

The Sydney Retreat is more than just a wonderful treatment centre, but a LIFE CHANGING centre. The 12 step program literally has saved my life

John Stone

A sober life is possible

The Sydney Retreat completely changed my recovery. For the first time I feel I really understand the disease of addiction and can see the path


A future with some hope

I was very grateful to spend 30 days at The Sydney Retreat (TSR) in April/May 2022. I had reached a low point in my struggle


Internal Love and Strength

“Abstaining from alcohol was just one gift I received by attending The Sydney Retreat. The real blessing is that you’re given the tools to find yourself, to


Best thing I’ve ever done for myself

I was lucky enough to be a beneficiary of the scholarship program without which I would have been unable to attend.  The program is really


Overwhelmed By Support

Thank you for you call today following up on my daughter’s wellbeing after her recent stay at your facility.  I am very pleased to confirm


I´m very grateful

I’m very grateful for the calls and for following up on my daughter’s wellbeing after her recent stay at The Sydney Retreat. I am very


A life-changing experience

Staying at The Sydney Retreat for the 28-day recovery program was truly a life-changing experience. Going into the retreat, I didn’t know what to expect.


The Sydney Retreat saved my life

I wanted to stop drinking alcohol though no matter how hard I try, I couldn’t. Year after year I was effectively drinking against my will.



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