Support Groups

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.

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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.

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  • Canberra
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: First Wednesday of every month
    from February 2018
    Venue: Southwell Park Professional Centre,
    Unit 1, 9-11 Montford Crescent,
    North Lyneham ACT

New South Wales

  • Burwood
    Time: 7.00PM 
    Dates: Third Thursday of every month
    (starting from February 2018)
    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)


  • Sutherland Shire – Gymea
    Time: 6.30PM
    Dates: First Monday of every month
    Venue: Gymea Anglican Church,
    131 Gymea Bay Rd,
    Gymea NSW
  • Campbelltown
    Time: 6.30 PM
    Dates: First Tuesday of every month    
    Venue: Apogee Psychological Services,
    139B Lindesay St,
    Campbelltown NSW

Northern Territory

  • Darwin
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: Last Thursday of every month
    First meeting of 2018 in February
    Venue: Karama Electoral Office, Karama Shopping Plaza,
    Kalymnos Dve,
    Karama NT


  • 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)


  • GOLD COAST – Helensvale
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: Third Wednesday of every second Month
    Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
    Venue: Multipurpose Room, Grd Flr near entry,
    Helensvale Cultural Centre,
    62 Sir John Overall Drive,
    Helensvale QLD

South Australia

  • Adelaide
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: Second Wednesday of every month
    starting February 2018
    Venue: Halifax Room,
    Box Factory Community Centre,
    59 Regent St South (off Halifax Rd),
    Adelaide SA



  • LAUNCESTON – Riverside
    Time: 7.30PM
    Dates: First Monday of every month
    Venue: West Tamar Council,
    Windsor Park Community Centre,
    1 Windsor Dve,
    Riverside TAS


  • MELBOURNE - St Kilda
    Time: 7.00 PM
    Dates: First Wednesday of every month
    (commencing March 2018)
    Venue: Room 5, Betty Day Centre
    67 Argyle Street,
    St Kilda VIC


  • MELBOURNE – Templestowe
    Time: 7.30 PM
    Dates: First Wednesday of every second month
    (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
    Venue: Bulleen & Templestowe Seniors Centre,
    293 Manningham Rd on cnr Balmoral Ave,
    Lower Templestowe VIC


    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)


  • RYE – Rosebud West
    Time: 7.30PM
    Dates: Third Tuesday of every month
    Venue: Seawinds Community Hub,
    11a Allambie Ave,
    Rosebud West VIC


    Time: 6.30pm
    Dates: Fourth Tuesday of every second month
    2018 dates: 24 April, 26 June, 28 August, 23 October
    Venue: The Blazing Stump (Bistro)
    4315 Anzac Parade,
    Wodonga VIC



    Time: 5.30pm
    Dates: Last Tuesday of every month
    Venue: Conference Room 3,
    Learning & Development (Education),
    Peel Health Campus,
    110 Lakes Rd,
    Mandurah WA