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Clinics & services

Adult mental health

Secure extended care

We care for and treat people with complex mental illness who need an extended period of treatment in a secure environment.

About us

The Secure Extended Care Unit (SECU) is a 25-bed facility providing secure inpatient treatment, rehabilitation and care in a contained environment.

Our clients are typically difficult to engage in treatment with behaviours that, in the absence of a stable, structured environment, can put themselves and the community at risk.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • Secure facilities with staff trained on how to maintain a safe environment
  • Comprehensive individualised treatment and care
  • Regular reviews to assess and monitor your progres
  • Support to identify your goals
  • Care for patients who are admitted to hospital involuntarily under the Mental Health Act


For clients

You can refer yourself or someone that you're concerned about to our mental health services.

Call our mental health triage service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for information, assessment and referral.

Phone: 1300 859 789 

For health professionals

Find out how to refer your patient to mental health.

Contact us

Secure Extended Care Unit

Phone: 1300 859 789 


Secure Extended Care Unit
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC

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Postal address

Secure Extended Care Unit
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084