Body Image Eating Disorders Treatment and Recovery Service (BETRS)

The Body Image & Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery Service (BETRS) is a collaborative partnership between the mental health programs of Austin Health and St Vincent’s Melbourne. BETRS provides services for people who reside in the catchments of the Northern and Eastern Area Mental Health Services of metropolitan Melbourne, and the Goulburn and North Eastern Hume Area mental Health Services of rural Victoria. To determine if you are in the BETRS catchment area you can download area maps here: BETRS Catchment map

or access the Victorian Government website to view a detailed list of service areas and services available by clicking on the link

Our outpatient campus in Fitzroy is a community-based service for people with eating disorders, their families and carers. In conjunction with the Inpatient Specialist Eating Disorder Unit located at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg, the BETRS service contributes to a continuum of care between primary, tertiary, inpatient and community based services.


Referring to BETRS 

Anyone, over the age of 18, who thinks they may have an eating or body image problem is encouraged to contact BETRS following a discussion with their doctor and/or health professional. Concerned family members can contact BETRS for information or advice and assistance with the referral process. 

Referrals from health professionals will be accepted with accompanying information from the patient's GP. To download a BETRS REFERRAL FORM please CLICK HERE and once completed please fax the referral to 9231 5701 Or send via mail to: The Body Image Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery Service (BETRS) PO BOX 2900 Fitzroy 3065


Referrals are accepted from: 

o    Area mental health services

o    General Practitioners 

o    Private psychologists 

o    Private psychiatrists 

o    Paediatric services 

o    Other eating and body image disorder specialists 


North East Region Eating Disorder Pathways

Please click here for a link to the regional service pathways and care co-ordination guidelines for eating disorders produced by the North East Region Eating Disorders Taskforce


Contact details

The Body Image Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery Service (BETRS) 
10-12 Gertrude Street 
Fitzroy VIC 3065

PO BOX 2900 

Fitzroy VIC 3065

(+61 3) 9231 5700 for general inquiries

Fax: (+61 3) 9231 5701

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