What is the Behaviour Change Program (BCP)?
The Behaviour Change Program is designed to help you identify the underlying reason for your drink and or drug-driving offence and identify ways to reduce the risk of re-offending.
If you meet all the participation requirements at the end of the program, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion.
What type of BCPs are there and how do they work?
Drink Driver Program – The program is held over two sessions, one week apart. Each session runs for approximately 3.5 hours and includes a break/s.
Drug Driver Program – The program is held over two sessions, one week apart. Each session will run for approximately 3.5 hours and includes a break/s.
Intensive Drink and Drug Driver Program – The program is held over four sessions. There will be three 3.5 hour sessions (includes a break/s) and a one on one counselling session with the facilitator prior to the third group session.
If you’ve committed a drink-driving offence and you’re a participant in the Intensive Drink and Drug Driver Program, you’ll also need to complete a 2-hour Pre-Interlock Removal Program before you can have your alcohol interlock removed .
Please note that we currently do not offer intensive programs. Please consult VicRoads for a list of providers that do provide this program.
What kind of BCP do I need to do?
The type of BCP you need to complete depends on the details of your offence. Refer to the below table for details.
|Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program Components||Offence details|
|Drink Driver Program|
|This applies to you if: |
> you were caught drink-driving with a blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of less than .15,
> it was your first offence and
> you didn’t have drugs in your system.
|Drug Driver Program|
|This applies to you if:|
> you were caught driving with illicit drugs in your system and
> it was your first offence.
|Intensive Drink and Drug Driver Program||This applies to you if:|
> it was your second or subsequent drink or drug-driving offence
> your BAC was .15 or more
> you had both alcohol and drugs in your system
> you were charged with a refusal offence for alcohol and or other drugs testing
> you were charged with driving while impaired (DWI)
> you were charged with driving under the influence (DUI)
> you were charged with a serious motor vehicle offence involving alcohol and/or other drugs e.g. culpable driving.