Sobering Up Centres

Sobering up centres provide a safe environment in which people found intoxicated in public may sober up. A person being cared for in a sobering up centre can expect:

  • Access to bathroom facilities, a shower, bed, clean clothes, and a simple nutritious meal
  • Non-discriminatory and non-judgemental care
  • Referral to other agencies and services if required.

People may refer themselves to a centre or be brought in by the police, a local patrol, health/welfare agencies, or other means.  Attendance at a centre is voluntary.

A list of sobering up centres is below:

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