CCA support group meetings provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals impacted by IBD can express themselves openly and receive support and understanding from others with similar experiences.
All members, including the facilitator are impacted by Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) 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.
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 currently reviewing and updating details of all the support groups and when available, they will be published on this page.
Knowing you are not alone
Being able to talk with people who understand the challenges of living with IBD is a huge benefit, says Ostomy Support Group, (Box Hill) Facilitator Karen Budden.
Time: 7.30PM Dates: Third Wednesday of every second month (15/3 & 17/5 – second half of year tbc) Venue: Room 2, Hughes Community Centre, Wisdom St, Hughes
New South Wales
Time: 7.00PM Dates: Third Thursday of every month Venue: Club Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood
(Check with RSL reception on arrival for meeting room location as it may very each meeting)
Time: 6.30PM Dates: To meet occasionally – check with Support Group Facilitator for more details Venue: Club Willoughby(Willoughby Legion Ex-Services Club), 26 Crabbes Ave, Willoughby)
Time: 6.30PM (Support Group on Hold) Dates: Last Wednesday of every second month Venue: Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, Level 1, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills
(Above Surry Hills Library)
Sutherland Shire – Gymea
Time: 6.30PM Dates: 6.30pm – First Monday of every month Venue: Gymea Anglican Church, 131 Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea
Time: 10.00AM Dates: Second Saturday of every month Venue: Conference Room,Moree Town Library, 36 Balo St, Moree
Time: 7.00PM Dates: Last Wednesday of every mont Venue: Wagga RSL Club, Cnr Dobbs & Kincaid Sts, Wagga Wagga(Check at front desk which room the meeting is being held in)
Time: 7.00PM Dates: Last Thursday of every month Venue: Karama Electoral Office,Karama Shopping Plaza, Kalymnos Dve, Karama
BRISBANE – Paddington
Time: 7.30PM Dates: First Thursday of every month (No meeting in July) Venue: Rosalie Baptist Church (downstairs meeting room), Cnr Fernberg Rd & Ellena St, Paddington(Carpark entry from Ellena St)
BRISBANE SOUTH – Mt Gravatt
Time: 6.00pm Dates: Last Tuesday of every second month. (2/5, 27/6, 29/8, 31/10) * April 25 moved to May 2
Venue: Coffee Club, 1428 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt(Park underneath, entry just past Coffee Club, access from south-bound side of road)
GOLD COAST – Helensvale
Time: 7.00PM Dates: Third Wednesday of every month (15/3, 17/5, 19/7, 20/9, 15/11) Venue: Multipurpose Room, Grd Flr near entry, Helensvale Cultural Centre, 62 Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale
Note: The 21 September Support Group has been cancelled. The October Support Group will take place as per original booking.
Time: 7.00PM Dates: Third Wednesday of every second month Venue: Mackay’s Women’s Centre, 418 Shakespeare St, Mackay
TOWNSVILLE – Pimlico
Time: 5.30PM Dates: Last Thursday of every second month (2/2, 30/3, 25/5, 27/7, 5/10, 30/11) Venue: Room 3, JCU Training Building, Mater Hospital, Fulham Rd, Pimlico
Time: 7.00PM Dates: Second Tuesday of every second month Venue: Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent St South (off Halifax Rd), Adelaide
LAUNCESTON – Riverside
Time: 7.30PM Dates: First Monday of every month Venue: West Tamar Council, Windsor Park Community Centre, 1 Windsor Dve, Riverside
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Time: 6.00 PM Dates: Fourth Thursday of every month (Support Group on Hold) Venue: IBD Clinic, Level 1 South, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan St, Parkville(Go left when exiting the lift, walk to area with bright yellow seats; group meeting to the right)
MELBOURNE – Templestowe
Time: 7.30 PM Dates: First Wednesday of every second month Venue: Bulleen & Templestowe Seniors Centre, 293 Manningham Rd on cnr Balmoral Ave, Lower Templestowe
Time: 7.30PM Dates: Fourth Tuesday of every month Venue: Leawarra House, 200 Beach St, Frankston(Near intersection with Frankston/Cranbourne Rd)
MORNINGTON PENINSULA – Mornington
Time: 7.30PM Dates: Second Tuesday of every month Venue: St Peter’s Anglican Church, 3 Queen St, Mornington(Enter via Parish entrance, Octavia St)
RYE – Rosebud West
Time: 7.30PM Dates: Third Tuesday of every month Venue: Seawinds Community Hub, 11a Allambie Ave, Rosebud West
Time: 7.15pm Dates: Fourth Tuesday of every month Venue: Gateway Community Health (rear entrance from Health carpark off Hume St), Wodonga
PERTH – Dianella
Time: 10.00am Dates: Second Saturday of every second month Venue: Zest Café, Dianella Plaza, Cnr Grand Promenade & Alexander Rd, Dianella
Time: 5.30pm Dates: Last Tuesday of every month Venue: Conference Room 3, Learning & Development (Education), Peel Health Campus, 110 Lakes Rd, Mandurah