Mirikai rehabilitation

At Wunya, we believe that with the right care and support, people can change their lives

Live-in and recover

At Caboolture, north of Brisbane, a new 20-bed recovery centre will deliver a comprehensive, residential rehabilitation treatment program for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs.

The program offers participants an opportunity to learn recovery strategies such as, how to:

  • reduce or abstain from substance use
  • manage life challenges
  • strengthen coping strategies
  • develop functional goals
  • make more positive choices
  • live a healthier life
  • and prevent relapse, towards supporting lives free from the harms of drugs or alcohol.
How long is the program?

The live-in program is offered over six (6) to twelve (12) weeks, with length of stay dependent upon a person’s need and circumstances. The Wunya program can be just one part of your recovery plan, which can also include Lives Lived Well’s day withdrawal program, community-based counselling or day rehabilitation program.

Who can stay?
The program supports people aged 18 years and over.
Get prepared
As soon as you make contact with us, you will be able to access support with one of our qualified counsellors in the community. This free counselling can help you prepare for entering our live-in program. You could also undertake our free withdrawal day program, if required.
On entering
You will be welcomed and settled in, before meeting your treatment facilitator. They will oversee your counselling, case management and help facilitate your group therapeutic sessions, guiding you through the program. With patience and curiosity, your facilitator will seek to understand your needs and treatment goals and work with you to tailor a plan to help get your life back in line with your potential.
Our program
We believe in delivering a program of respect. Our care is holistic, tailored to individual needs and education based. The program takes a harm-minimisation approach and applies a community environment of learning and support as well as individual counselling and case management, as required. Residents are required to remain drug-free throughout the program and will be provided with support to quit smoking. Research shows that people who give up smoking as well as other substances, cope far better and for longer in their recovery.
Ongoing aftercare
Completing a drug and alcohol residential program is an achievement, however, your support doesn’t have to end there. You can continue participating in ongoing support to help you stay on track, by accessing our free community-based counselling services in nearby Morayfield.
Our team
Our friendly and professional team has a wide range of qualifications, skills and abilities. It is made up of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and counsellors. We can help you access Centrelink and other government, professional and medical services if required.
How much does it cost?
You are required to pay some money towards your stay, which depends on the type of benefit or payment you receive from Centrelink. Usually, the cost amounts to 85 per cent of your fortnightly Centrelink benefit. There is also an upfront admission fee (which includes your first two weeks of treatment and a medication levy).

If self-funding (not receiving Centrelink benefits), you will be required to pay for your full six-week cycle treatment in advance. This amounts to $2000 upfront.

We accept referrals but you don’t need to present one. Just give us a call on 1300 727 957 and we will have a chat to you to determine your needs. If you leave a message, we will call you back as soon as possible. We also accept online provider referrals from other health professionals, services and community and government organisations or they can fax referrals to 07 5576 2512.

Or you can self-refer online.

You need to be aged over 18 to apply.

Once we receive your referral (online, by fax or over the phone), we will get in contact with you to organise an assessment.


Wunya is located at 55 Lower King Street, Caboolture, Queensland.
Can my family stay in contact?
During your stay, you will have regular access to your mobile phone in a dedicated session, at which time you can call your family. You can also send and receive letters. Phone messages can be left at reception for you. Visitors are welcome on the weekend between visiting hours and you may take a leave day from your second weekend in treatment on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Wunya residents are also able to access overnight leave on weekends.

Please note, we cannot provide any information to family members calling to inquire about your treatment due to privacy requirements. If you wish us to provide them with information, we will need your consent to authorise this.


Want more information?

For inquiries about the program, give us a call on 1300 727 957 or send an email to [email protected]

Wunya is the local Aboriginal word for “welcome”, towards making a place of welcome for recovery. 


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Lives Lived Well celebrates diversity and is committed to providing inclusive services. Everyone has the right to live well, with dignity and respect. We offer support to all people without judgment or discrimination.

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