Australian Directory of Ostomy Support Groups

NEW SOUTH WALES

ALBURY/WODONGA BORDER DISTRICT

Meets: 10.00am on the second Tuesday of each month Feb to Dec.
Venue: Hilltop Accommodation Centre, 600 Keene Street, East Albury NSW
Contact: Alex Watson 0428 578 385

BATHURST

Meet on the first Tuesday of March, June, September & December at Daffodil Cottage
Contact: Louise Linke (02) 6330 5676

BROKEN HILL

Meet: Every 3rd month or as required.
Venue: Broken Hill Hospital, Conference Room.
Contact: Tarndra (08) 8080 1333

CENTRAL COAST

Meet: 1.30pm to 3.30pm on the third Wednesday in Feb, May, Aug and Nov at a different venue each meeting.
For further information, phone the Stomal Therapy Service on (02) 4320 3323

COFFS HARBOUR

Meets 2:00pm to 3:30pm 2017 meeting dates to be advised.
Venue: Sawtell RSL Club, First Avenue, Sawtell.
Ostomates & friends welcome. Contact Mandy Hawkins STN on (02) 6656 7804

EUROBODALLA REGION

Meets first Sunday of Feb – Apr – Jun – Aug – Oct – Dec at 11 am
Venue: Laughter Room, Moruya Hospital.
Phone: Betty (02) 4476 2746

FAR NORTH COAST

Meet at Lismore Workers Club, 225 – 231 Keen St. Lismore.
11.30am – 2.00pm 1st Saturday March, July, December.
Contact: Marie: (02) 6686 7248

FAR SOUTH COAST

Bega & Surrounding Areas
Meets second Sunday of Feb – Apr – Jun – Aug – Oct – Dec at 11.00 am at a different venue each time.
Flyers are sent to Ostomates 10 days beforehand.
Inquiries: Eileen. Phone: (02) 6492 2530 or  Geraldine. Phone: (02) 6492 2366

GRAFTON & DISTRICT

Meets first Thursday of each month from 9.00am to 11.30am
Contact: Anne: (02) 6641 8200

GRIFFITH & DISTRICT

Griffith and the surrounding areas (100km radius including Leeton, Coleambally, Yenda, Hillston, Hanwood, Coleambally)
Enquiries: Barry (02) 69635267 or 0429 635 267; Karan: 0434 785 309
Email: ann.bar@bigpond.com

HASTINGS MACLEAY

Meet: The Old Hospital at 10am to 12noon on the third Wednesday in Feb – Apr – Jun – Aug – Oct – Dec.
Inquiries: Neil 0427 856 630 or Glennie (02) 6583 7060

ILLAWARRA

Meets: 10.00am to 12 noon.
Venue: Education Room, Figtree
Private Hospital, 1 Suttor Place, Figtree 2525.
For further information contact Helen Richards CNC STN (Wollongong Private Hospital) on (02) 4225 5046 (Mondays only) or Julia Kittscha CNC STN (Wollongong Hospital) on 0414 421 021

MANNING/GREAT LAKES

Meet: 10.00 am to 12 noon on first Wednesday in Feb – Apr – Jun – Aug – Oct – Dec.
Venue: Skills for Life Building, 5-9 Elizabeth Ave. Taree NSW (wheelchair accessible)
Website: www.mglostomy.co.cc
Contact: Karla MacTaggart on (02) 6592 9469

NEWCASTLE DISTRICT

Meet at 1.30pm on the last Saturday in Feb – May – Aug (AGM) – Nov.
Venue: Hamilton Wesley Fellowship Hall, 150 Beaumont St. Hamilton.
Enquiries: Geoff (02) 4981 1799 or Diane 0409 156 325 or Maree (02) 4971 4351

ORANGE & DISTRICT

Meet: Mar – June – Sept – Dec From 12 noon.
Venue: 15 Olver St, Orange. NSW
Contacts: Louise: (02) 6330 5676 or Joanne: (02) 6362 6184

SHOALHAVEN

Meet: 2.00pm. 2016 meeting dates to be advised.
Venue: Nowra Community Health Centre, 5-7 Lawrence Ave, Nowra.
Contact: Margaret or Tracey on (02) 4424 6300

SYDNEY – LIVERPOOL / CAMPBELLTOWN AREA

Meets Thursdays from 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Venue: Heritage Auditorium at Camden Hospital (Menangle Road, Camden).
For further information, please contact: Diane or Lu (STNs) on (02) 8738 4308

SYDNEY – PENRITH AREA

Meets: 2.00pm.
Venue: Learning and Development Centre at Nepean Hospital, located behind the multi-storey car park on Somerset Street. Entrance via the rear side door.
Enquiries: Naomi Houston (Stomal Therapist) (02) 4734 1245

SYDNEY – NORTHERN AREA

Meet: First Wed. 10.00am – 11.30am monthly in the Jacaranda Lodge, Sydney Adventist Hospital, 185 Fox Valley Rd. Wahroonga.
Contact: San Cancer Support Centre (02) 9487 9061

TWEED

Meets: third Tuesday of March, June, September and December from 12 to 2pm.
Venue: South Tweed Sports Club.
Contact: Jane Bright on 0409 671 162

WAGGA & DISTRICT

Meets: first Wednesday of each month from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Venue: The Men’s Shed, 11 Ashmont Ave, Wagga Wagga
Enquiries: David (02) 6971 3346 or 0428 116 084 Baz (02) 6922 4132

VICTORIA

BAIRNSDALE & DISTRICT

Available for people to talk to and for home visits in the local area.
Contacts: Janine: 0418 854 562 or Derelle: 0448 458 997
Email: bdosg@hotmail.com

BENALLA / WANGARATTA

Meets 2.00pm on the third Monday of each second month.
Venues: Wangaratta Masonic Centre, 99 Appin St. Wangaratta in Apr – Aug – Dec and Benalla Masonic Centre, Cnr Benalla St. & Walker St, Benalla in Feb – Jun – Oct.
Contact: Rex Nankervis (03) 5762 2080
Email: rexmarn@bigpond.com

MILDURA

Meet: Every third month
Venue: Mildura Base Hospital Conference Room
Contact: Tarndra (03) 5022 3333 or Norma 0409 252 545

MOUNT WAVERLEY

Our support/social group meets bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday; alternately at Mount Waverley Youth Centre or at a local restaurant for a luncheon.
Contact: Ron Butler on 0403 163 327 or crocite@gmail.com

SOUTH GIPPSLAND

Socials held on the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm.
Contact: Thea on (03) 5655 2628

SUNRAYSIA / RIVERLAND

Venue: Sunraysia Cancer Centre
Enquiries: Norma Murphy 0409 252 545

WARRNAMBOOL & DISTRICT

Meets at 10.30am on the second Friday of the month in Feb – Apr – Jun – Aug – Oct – Dec.
Venue: The Seminar Room, SWHC Community Centre, Koroit Street, Warrnambool
Contacts: Heather on (03) 5561 1159 or Terry on (03) 5562 5093 or Warrnambool Ostomy rooms (Fridays) (03) 5563 1446

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

ALBANY

Meets at Albany Hospice conference room, 9.30am to 11am on the first Friday every three months.
For details, contact Terry (08) 9847 4701 or 0428 502 530

GERALDTON

Meets: 2.30pm last Saturday every second month.
Venue: Bluff Point CWA Rooms
Contact: Dawn Hall: (08) 9921 8533

PERTH (WAOA)

Venue: WA Ostomy Associtaion, 19 Guildford Road, Mt Lawley
When: Second Saturday ever Month; New Members Meet & Greet 12:00pm – 1:00pm; General Support Group 1:00pm – 3:00pm
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/waostomy/
Facebook: WA Ostomy Support Group – Closed Group – Must request to join

QUEENSLAND

BEENLEIGH

Meets 10 am – 12 noon on last Monday of the month from Feb to Nov at
Venue: Beenleigh Community Health Centre, 10 -18 Mt. Warren Bvd. Mount Warren Park QLD.
Contact: Logan Hospital Stoma therapy Unit, (07) 329 9107

BRISBANE

Brisbane Ostomate Support Visitors Service (BOSVS) is a new ostomate visitor service operating in the Greater Brisbane Area.
Phone: (07) 3359 6500.
Website: qldstoma.asn.au/bosvs.htm
Operating Hours: 7 days, 8am to 8pm.
Operated by Qld Stoma Assn and Qld Ostomy Assn.

LOGAN

Meets 10 am – 12noon on third Monday of each month at Logan Central Community Health Centre Corner Wembly & Ewing Roads
Contact: Logan Hospital Stoma therapy Unit, (07) 3299 9107

MACKAY

Meets at 2.00 pm on the fourth Friday of every odd-numbered month (Jan – Mar – May – Jul – Sep – Nov).
Venue: Gordon White Library on Phillip Street, Mt Pleasant.
Contact: Graham Stabler for further information on 0428 776 258 or email:grahamstabler@bigpond.com

REDCLIFFE

Meets first Tuesday each month at 10.00am in the Shillam Room, Redcliffe Cultural Centre – off car park Irene Street, Redcliffe.
Enquiries: Dorothy Douglas (07) 5495 1335

ROCKHAMPTON

Meet: 1.30pm third Saturday, Feb – May – Aug – Nov.
Venue: Community Health Centre, Bolsover St. Rockhampton
Contact: Frank & Marge Noy
Phone: (07) 4921 0728

SOUTH BURNETT

Meet second Tue. each month at 10 am.
Venue: Nanango Community Health
Centre, Brisbane St. Nanango. QLD
Contact: Anne Davoren
Phone: (07) 4171 6750

SUNSHINE COAST

Meets at the Small Meeting Room, Library Support Building, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore on the second Monday of every month from February 2016,
commencing at 10 am.
Enquiries: Winifred Preston (07) 5476 6313 or presto1849@hotmail.com
Evon Fuller (07) 5447 7158 or eful@bigpond.com
Laurie Grimwade (07) 54459008 or sid.and.laurie@gmail.com

WIDE BAY

Meets from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on the third Thursday each month at Wide Bay Ostomates, 88a Crofton Street, Bundaberg West.
For information please contact Heather James: 0406 472 486 or leave a message on (07) 4152 4715

TASMANIA

“SEMI COLONS”

A support group for men and women impacted by Colorectal cancer. Meets in Hobart on the third Thursday of every month, from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.
Enquiries: Cynthia Taafe, Senior Officer Support Services, Cancer Council Tasmania on (03) 6212 5715

NORTH & NORTH-WEST

North: Meets 10.00am on the first Monday of Mar – Jun – Sep – Dec at the Cancer Support Centre,
69 Howick Street, Launceston. North-West: Meets 10.00am on the second Monday of Mar – Jun – Sep – Dec at the Ulverstone Senior Citizens Club, 16 Edwards Street.
Contact: Adrian Kok (03) 6326 4664

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

CENTRAL

Meet: Third Tuesday of Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov.
When: 2 pm.
Where: Ileostomy Assoc Centre, 73 Roebuck St, Mile End.
Information: Val: (08) 8381 1646

FLEURIEU

Meet: 10.00am until 12 noon at the
Flinders Rural School, Bay Road, Victor Harbor.
Please contact Sue McKay STN for further information on 0412 692 418

SOUTHERN

Meet: First Wednesday of Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec.
When: 2 pm.
Where: Elizabeth House, 112 Elizabeth Rd, Christie Downs.
Information: Val: (08) 8381 1646

NORTHERN TERRITORY

DARWIN

Meet: 5.00-6.00pm on the first Tuesday of every month.
Where: Cancer Council NT, 2/25 Vanderlin Drive, Wanguri NT 0810
Contact: Marg Lavery: (08) 8944 1800

OTHER

YOUTH GROUP

Contact: Doris Steyer on 02) 4296 5354

YOUNG OSTOMATES UNITED (YOU)

Tel: Helen (03) 9796 6623
Web: www.youinc.org.au
Email: helshae@hotmail.com
Facebook: Young Ostomates United (closed group – Must request to join)

BOWEL GROUP FOR KIDS INC

Tel: (02) 4659 6067 or 0431 857 188
Email: enquiries@bgk.org.au
Web: www.bgk.org.au

PARENTERAL NUTRITION  DOWN UNDER

Secretary on (02) 9987 1978
Email: contactpndu@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pndu.org/

MITROFANOFF SUPPORT AUSTRALIA

PO Box 256, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Email: info@mitrofanoffaustralia.org.au
Web: www.MitrofanoffAustralia.org.au