How long is your waiting list? Expand The waiting list depends on a number of things: How full we are at the time of applying and being accepted. It is rare we have beds available in a short time; How much information we need to assess someone as suitable for the program. As a guide, people with more complex legal issues and mental health issues will take longer to assess; How motivated someone is to deal with their drug and alcohol problems - we give preference to people to want to be here voluntarily and are keen to deal with their problems; Whether or not someone is referred to us by MERIT or NSW Corrections, who fund some of our beds. If a bed is vacant the wait can be fairly short, subject to our assessment processes. If these beds are full, the wait will be longer. Where someone is from. We generally give priority to Aboriginal men who are from our local area (Lismore, Ballina and Byron LGAs) and identify as being Bundjalung. As a guide, men who self refer or are referred by a health service will be given priority. Local men with more serious physical health issues are also a priority. The best thing to do is to read through our eligibility criteria and if suits, apply.