Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) provides Bereavement Counselling and Support Service nationally. These services are funded in Victoria by the Department of Health and Human Services. Services include counselling, support groups, clinical supervision, secondary consultation, workplace and organisational support, and resources. Clients in other states and territories are required to pay the full cost recovery fee. Publicly funded services are subject to waitlists which can vary from time to time. 

Client fees for counselling and attendance at support groups in Victoria are:

Service Type

Fee rate for Victoria Health Care Card holders

Fee rate for Victoria non-Health Cate Card holders

Counselling: face to face, by telephone or on-line via video

$20 per hour

$50 per hour

Support Group Program

$5 per group


For all enquiries about the above services or other available resources contact the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement on 1800 642 066 or (03) 9265 2100 or email: info@grief.org.au