Based on the Gold Coast, our Clinical Liaison Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service (CLAIS) supports young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families who have problems with alcohol and other drugs.

We bring respect and cultural understanding to our support.

This service provides advocacy, support and counselling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, working in partnership with government and non-government services.

CLAIS also delivers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid training in conjunction with the Karulbo Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnership.

Do I need a referral?

You don’t need a GP referral. You can self-refer through our website here. If you have limited access to the internet or would prefer to speak to us to request a referral, please phone the Contact Team on 1300 727 957.

We also accept online provider referrals from other health professionals, services and community and government organisations or they can fax referrals to 07 5546 8223.

Is there a cost?

No, our CLAIS program is offered free of charge.

Where are we located?

Our CLAIS program is offered from our Gold Coast service at Burleigh Heads.

Click here for locations of all our services.

More information

For further questions about our programs, view our FAQs page here or you can contact us on 1300 727 957.

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