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 even month  (Aug, Oct, Dec)
    Venue: Marian Building, Calvary Public Hospital, Cnr Belconnen Way & Haydon Drive, Bruce ACT 2617


    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: First Wednesday of every odd month (Sep, Nov)
    Venue: Narrabundah Community Centre, 63 Boolimba Cres, Narrabundah ACT 2604

New South Wales

  • Burwood
    Time: 7.00PM 
    Dates: Third Thursday of every month
    September meeting changed to Thu 28 Sep 2017
    Venue: Club Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood
    (Check with RSL reception on arrival for meeting room location as it may very each meeting)


  • Chatswood/North Shore
    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)


  • Sutherland Shire – Gymea
    Time: 6.30PM
    Dates: First Monday of every month
    NOTE: No meeting in October 2017 due to Labour Day Public Holiday
    Venue: Gymea Anglican Church, 131 Gymea Bay Rd, Gymea
  • Moree
    Time: 10.00AM
    Dates: Second Saturday of every month
    Venue: Conference Room,Moree Town Library, 36 Balo St, Moree
  • Wagga Wagga
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: Last Wednesday of every month    (ON HOLD)
    Venue: Wagga RSL Club, Cnr Dobbs & Kincaid Sts, Wagga Wagga(Check at front desk which room the meeting is being held in)


    Time: 6.30 PM
    Dates: First Tuesday of every month    
    Venue: Apogee Psychological Services, 139B Lindesay St, Campbelltown NSW 2560 (Group re-started)

Northern Territory

  • Darwin
    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.
    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 second Month (17th May/ 19th July / 20th September and 15th November)
    Venue: Multipurpose Room, Grd Flr near entry, Helensvale Cultural Centre, 62 Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale

  • TOWNSVILLE – Pimlico
    Time: 5.30PM
    Dates: Last Thursday of every second month
    Venue: Room 3, JCU Training Building, Mater Hospital, Fulham Rd, Pimlico 


South Australia

  • Adelaide
    Time: 7.00PM
    Dates: Second Tuesday of every second month
    Venue: Box Factory Community Centre,
    59 Regent St South (off Halifax Rd),



  • 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


  • Frankston
    Time: 7.30PM
    Dates: Fourth Tuesday of every month
    Venue: Leawarra House, 200 Beach St, Frankston(Near intersection with Frankston/Cranbourne Rd)


    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