Support Groups

The following contacts are either for the support groups themselves, or for the organisations that can help you to access support.

There are many support groups available for carers. Each state and territory association will offer support groups of some kind. Call 1800 242 636 for carer supports and services. Go to the Carers Australia website for links to programs and the state and territory associations.

From the Australian Government Carer Gateway: Connecting with other Carers

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Australia To make contact with a carer support group, or for more information: National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500

See Dementia

Bereavement

The Compassionate Friends websites offer support following a death of a child:

New South Wales

Support Information

Queensland

Support Services and Meetings

South Australia

Support Group Meetings

Victoria

Support Groups

Cancer                      

National

Cancer Council Australia: Patient Support page uses an interactive map to provide a state-by-state overview of helpful organisations.

Cancer Australia: Cancer Organisations and Support

Cancer Council Victoria: Cancer information in 18 languages

Cancer Council Australia: Online support groups

ACT

Cancer Council ACT: Cancer Support Groups
ACT Health: Cancer Support Groups

NSW

Cancer Council of NSW: Cancer Support Groups

Queensland

Cancer Council Queensland: Support Groups and Programs

South Australia

Cancer Council SA: Cancer Support Groups

Tasmania

Cancer Council Tasmania: Support Groups

Victoria

Cancer Council Victoria: Support Groups

Western Australia

Cancer Council of Western Australia: Support Groups
Cancer Support Associations of Western Australia

Dementia  

National

Alzheimer's Australia To make contact with a support group, or for more information: National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500

ACT

Family Carer Support Groups

Northern Territory

Support Groups

NSW

Support Groups

Queensland

Support Groups

South Australia

Support Groups

Victoria

Support Groups

Western Australia

Carer Support Groups

Heart

Heart Foundation: Heartline (Information and Resource Line) Freecall 1300 362 787

HIV/AIDS

National links to HIV/AIDS related organisations

ACT

AIDS Action council of the ACT: HIV Support

Northern Territory

People Living with AIDS: Hepatitis Support Group

NSW

Social and Support Groups

Queensland

Queensland Positive People: Peer Support

South Australia

Positive Life SA

Tasmania

The Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases: Care and Support

Victoria

Information for carers, partners, friends, and family of people living with HIV

Support for People Living With HIV/AIDS

Western Australia

Western Australian AIDS Council

Huntington's Disease

NSW

Association activities

Queensland

Support Services

South Australia / Northern Territory

Social and recreation program
 

Tasmania

Contact us

Victoria

Services

Western Australia

Support Services

Kidney Disease

Kidney Health Australia: Kidney Health Information Service (KHIS) 1800 543 639

Lung Disease

Australian Lung Foundation For contact details on all groups 
Freecall: LungNet 1800 654 301

Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

National

Motor Neurone Disease Association Freecall 1800 777 175

ACT

Residents of the ACT or NT should contact MND NSW Freecall 1800 777 175

NSW

Support Groups

Queensland

Social Support Groups

South Australia

Support Services

Tasmania

Advisor Service

Victoria

Support Groups

Western Australia

Support Groups

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Society Australia Freecall 1800 042 138

ACT / New South Wales / Tasmania / Victoria

Peer Support Program   

Queensland

Support Groups

South Australia / Northern Territory

Peer Support

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Association : Contact the association to find support in your area. Phone: (03) 9320 9555

NSW

Information and referral service

Queensland

Online Communities

South Australia/NT

Support Groups

Tasmania

Support Groups

Victoria

Support Program

Western Australia

Community Support

Parkinson's Disease

NSW

Support Groups

Queensland

Support Groups

South Australia / Northern Territory

Support Groups

Tasmania

Support Groups

Victoria

Support Groups

Western Australia

Support Groups

Stroke

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State by State Stroke Support groups

Strokidz provide support for children and families affected by stroke

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Last updated 27 June 2017