Victorian Dual Disability Service

The Purpose of the VDDS is to support and improve the mental health of people over the age of 16 in Victoria with developmental disorders including intellectual disability & autism spectrum disorders who have mental health problems which we call a Dual Disability.
The VDDS aims to do this by providing clinical advice and training.

Clinical Services

Anyone can call and we often provide advice over the phone.
We can provide second opinions that clarify diagnosis and provide advice on treatment options. We usually provide this service to mental health services and other health providers, but this service can also be considered in situations of high clinical need when the person is unable to access services they need.

To refer to our service or to ask for more information call us on (03) 9231 1988.


Email us:

Following your request, we aim to contact you within 3 working days.


Training Services
2024 VDDS Training Calendar-Additional 2024 dates!
The VDDS deliver webinars and workshops on the mental health issues affecting people with intellectual disability and autism. The training & development sessions are designed for health professionals and require a degree of prior knowledge for greatest benefit. For more information and to register for sessions please also see our Training page 


Helpful Resources
VDDS Professionals Brochure
VDDS Consumer Brochure
 VDDS Carer Resource Booklet 
VDDS Consumer Information brochure VIDEO
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Contact us

The Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS)

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

tel: (03) 9231 1988

fax: (03) 9231 2953

email:  (This email is not checked daily, please call the VDDS on 03 9231 1988 if indicated)


Please be advised the Victorian Dual Disability Service (VDDS) is not an emergency service.

If you require URGENT Mental Health assistance, please contact your Local AMHS-see website here: Accessing Mental Health Services - Victorian Government Health Information, Australia

If you require URGENT Medical assistance, please call 000


The Victorian Dual Disability Service recognises the Traditional Owners of the land on which our office is located; the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our health service.


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