Support Groups

COVID-19 – Support Group Changes

Face to face Support Group meetings were suspended in March 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions and some groups have continued to meet online. As restrictions are easing in some States/Territories groups will begin to reopen. To ensure the health and safety of attendees CCA and Support Group Facilitators will ensure that meetings comply with State/Territory restrictions and venue requirements.

To find out if a group in your area is meeting online, face to face or remains closed , click on the relevant group below to find specific information. If your local group is not meeting you may be able to join one of the support groups that is meeting online, contact [email protected].


About our 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: Second Wednesday of every month
    Venue: Friends Meeting House: Woolman Room 

    17 Bent St (Corner of Condamine & Bent Streets), Turner ACT 

    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

New South Wales

  • Griffith

    This group is meeting online. To register your attendance for this support group, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

  • Burwood

    This group is meeting online. To register your attendance for this support group, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

  • Sutherland Shire
    Time: 7.00 PM
    Dates: To recommence in May
    Venue: Further details to follow
    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: 7:00pm
    Dates: First Monday of every month 
    Venue: Mona Vale Memorial Hall
    1 Park Street,
    Mona Vale, NSW
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • Newcastle
    Time: 7.30 PM
    Dates: Currently suspended
    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: This group is meeting online, and also face-to-face at:
    Rosalie Baptist Church,
    Cnr Fernberg Rd & Ellena St
    Rosalie QLD
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • Cairns
    Time: 12.30PM
    Dates: First Monday of every month
    Venue: Stratford Library

    11 Kamerunga Road, Stratford QLD
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • GOLD COAST - Helensvale
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: Last Wednesday of every second month commencing February 2021.
    Venue: Helensvale Library and Community & Cultural Centre
    Multipurpose Room
    Cnr Lindfield Road
    and Sir John Overall Drive
    Helensvale QLD.
    – also meets online
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • GOLD COAST - Robina
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: Last Wednesday of every second month commencing March 2021.
    Venue: Robina Community Centre
    Meeting Room 2.3
    196 Robina Town Centre
    Robina Town Centre Drive
    Robina QLD.
    – also meets online
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • SUNSHINE COAST – Mudjimba
    Time: 7.15PM
    Dates: Currently suspended
    Second Tuesday 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.
  • Toowoomba
    Time: 6.30PM
    Dates: First Wednesday of every month
    Venue: East Creek Community Centre
    43 Kitchener Street
    East Toowoomba QLD.
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • Townsville
    Time: 5:30PM
    Date: Last Thursday of every month
    Venue: Life Without Barriers Office

    Suite 1
    3-5 Ramsay Street
    Garbutt, QLD, 4814

    Parking can be found in front of the building directly behind Battery World on Ingham Rd (Drive into the first driveway behind the Batter World Building)
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

South Australia

  • Adelaide

     

    Time: 6.00PM
    Date: First Tuesday of every month
    Venue: This group is meeting online. 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: 6.15PM
    Dates: First Tuesday of every month
    Venue: Criterion House,
    Mathers Place,
    Hobart TAS
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

Victoria

  • MELBOURNE - Niddrie
    Time: 7.00 PM
    Dates: First or second Monday of the month
    Venue: This group is meeting online. To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.
  • MELBOURNE - St Kilda
    Time: 7.00 PM
    Dates: First Thursday of every month
    Venue: This group is meeting online. 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: This group is meeting online. 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: The Anglican Centre:
    The Albert Room
    Cr Albert and Octavia Streets,
    Mornington VIC
    (Enter via Parish entrance, Octavia St)
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

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

     

  • Geelong
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: First Tuesday of every month
    Venue: City of Greeter Geelong: Virginia Todd Hall

    9 Clarence St, Geelong West VIC

    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • Wodonga
    Time: 6.30pm
    Dates: Currently suspended
    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.

     

  • Bendigo
    Time: 6.30pm
    Dates: Currently suspended
    First Tuesday of every month
    Venue: Bendigo Hospital
    Level 4, Room 4D.12
    Bendigo VIC
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

Western Australia

  • Perth - South Perth
    Time: 6.30pm
    Dates: Second Monday of every second month. (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
    Venue: South Perth Library
    Mopoke meeting room
    Corner South Terrace and Sandgate Street, South Perth
    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

  • Perth - Tuart Hill
    Time: 6.30pm
    Dates: Second Monday of every second month. (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
    Venue: Osborne Community Centre
    11 Royal Street Tuart Hill

    To register your attendance, please telephone 1800 138 029 or email us.

     

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