Support Groups

CCA support group meetings provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals impacted by inflammatory bowel disease can express themselves openly and receive support and understanding from others with similar experiences.

All members – including the facilitator – are impacted by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in some way. So whether you have a diagnosis yourself, have a sibling, partner or loved one with IBD, our groups are also there to support you.

Please read our privacy policy regarding support groups.


Finding a Support Group close to you

For more information, to start a group in your area or to find a support group nearest you and register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

Please note: CCA is constantly reviewing and updating details of all support groups – information is always subject to change.

ACT

  • Canberra
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: First Wednesday of every month
    Venue: Block A Canberra Technology Park
    49 Phillip Avenue
    Watson ACT
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

New South Wales

  • Griffith
    Time: 6: 30 PM 
    Dates: First Tuesday of every month
    Venue: Griffith Exies Sports Club
    33 Speirs Street,
    Griffith NSW
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • Burwood
    Time: 7.00PM 
    Dates: Third Thursday of every month
    Venue: Club Burwood RSL,
    96 Shaftesbury Road,
    Burwood NSW
    (Check with RSL reception on arrival for meeting room location as it may very each meeting)
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • Sutherland Shire
    Time: 6.30PM
    Dates: Various Fridays of each month
    Venue: Venue to change monthly.
    Please email support@crohnsandcolitis.com.au for details.
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • Wollongong
    Time: 7.00 PM
    Dates: First Wednesday of every month    
    Venue: Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, Acacia Room 93 – 109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • Northern Beaches
    Time: 7.00 PM
    Dates: Second Thursday of every month
    Venue: Forest Community Arts Centre: Heather Flawith Meeting Room,
    6 Darley Street,
    Forestville NSW
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • Newcastle
    Time: 7.30 PM
    Dates: Second Tuesday of every month
    Venue: Henderson Park Hall
    42 Lockyer Street,
    Adamstown NSW
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

Queensland

  • BRISBANE – Paddington
    Time: 7.30PM
    Dates: First Thursday of every month
    Venue: Rosalie Baptist Church
    Downstairs meeting room
    Cnr Fernberg Rd & Ellena St,
    Paddington QLD
    (Carpark entry from Ellena St)
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • GOLD COAST – Helensvale
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: Third Wednesday of every second month (May, August,November)
    Venue: Multipurpose Room
    Grd Flr near entry
    Helensvale Cultural Centre,
    62 Sir John Overall Drive,
    Helensvale QLD
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • SUNSHINE COAST – Mudjimba
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: Second Wednesday of every month
    Venue: North Shore Community Centre
    Little Mudjimba Room
    701 David Low Way,
    Mudjimba QLD
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

South Australia

  • Adelaide
    Time: 7.00PM
    First Thursday of every month
    Venue: Halifax Room,
    Box Factory Community Centre,
    59 Regent St South (off Halifax Rd),
    Adelaide SA
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

Tasmania

  • LAUNCESTON – Riverside
    Time: 7.30PM
    Dates: First Monday of every month
    Venue: West Tamar Council,
    Windsor Park Community Centre,
    1 Windsor Dve,
    Riverside TAS
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • HOBART
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: First Wednesday of every second month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct Dec)
    Venue: Elizabeth Street Conference Room
    Town Hall,
    7 Elizabeth Street,
    Hobart TAS
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

Victoria

  • MELBOURNE - Niddrie
    Time: 7.00 PM
    Dates: Second Monday of the month
    Venue: Niddrie Neighbourhood Centre
    3 Matthews Ave
    Niddrie VIC
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • MELBOURNE - St Kilda
    Time: 7.00 PM
    Dates: First Wednesday of every month
    Venue: Room 5,
    Betty Day Centre
    67 Argyle Street,
    St Kilda VIC
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • MELBOURNE – Templestowe
    Time: 7.30 PM
    Dates: First Wednesday of every second month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
    Venue: Doncaster Senior Citizens Centre
    895 Doncaster Road,
    Doncaster VIC
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • MORNINGTON PENINSULA – Mornington
    Time: 7.30PM
    Dates: Second Tuesday of every month
    Venue: St Peter’s Anglican Church,
    3 Queen St,
    Mornington VIC
    (Enter via Parish entrance, Octavia St)
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • RYE – Rosebud West
    Time: 7.30PM
    Dates: Third Tuesday of every month
    Venue: Seawinds Community Hub,
    11a Allambie Ave,
    Rosebud West VIC
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • WODONGA
    Time: 6.30pm
    Dates: Fourth Tuesday of every second month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
    Venue: The Blazing Stump (Bistro)
    4315 Anzac Parade
    Wodonga VIC
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

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