Branches and support groups

There are over 35 Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW community groups which includes branches and support groups throughout New South Wales. These comprise of members who join together to support each other and to gain knowledge about their condition to better understand how to manage it.

Most Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW community groups meet monthly and discuss various topics related to arthritis and osteoporosis and usually have a guest speaker. Most importantly these groups offer support and build friendships.

Call 1800 011 041 or to find out how you can get involved.

Our community groups are the local face of Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW in their communities. They work tirelessly to promote awareness and educate the community about arthritis, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal conditions. They are vital to our fundraising activities, too.

Everyone at the North Ryde office of Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW would like to thank our community groups for the great work they do.


Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW Branches and Support Groups

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ACT Fibromyalgia Information
1st Tuesday @ 12.30pm
Pearce Community Centre, Collette St, Pearce ACT
Community Liaison: 02 6290 1984

Bathurst Support Group
2nd Thursday @ 10am Monthly
Bathurst RSL, 114 Rankin St, Bathurst
Nelma: 02 6331 5146

Bowral Fibromyalgia Support Group
Dianne: 02 4871 1230

Charlestown Fibromyalgia Support Group
1st Monday 1pm Bi-Monthly from February
Charlestown Multi Purpose Centre, 17 James St, Charlestown
Juliet: 0417 263 512

Corowa Support Group
1st Wednesday @ 1.30pm Monthly
Challenge Foundation, 85 Guy St, Corowa
Heather: 02 6033 4393

Cowra Support Group
1st Tuesday of every month
Upstairs, Calare Building, 103 Kendal St, Cowra
Christine: 0427 423 596

Dubbo Support Group
2nd Thursday @ 2pm Monthly
Neighbourhood Centre, 80 Gipps St, Dubbo
Heather: 02 6887 2359


Grafton Support Group
3rd Thursday @ 10am Monthly
White House Tea Room, 128 Prince St, Grafton
Margaret: 02 6643 3801

Hawkesbury Branch
3rd Tuesday @ 10am Monthly
North Richmond Community Centre, 33 William St, North Richmond
Nancy: 02 4578 6266

Holroyd/Merrylands Branch
4th Wednesday @ 10am Monthly
Sports Room, Merrylands RSL, 14 Military Road, Merrylands
Sharon: 02 9636 4778

Juvenile Arthritis

Juvenile Arthritis Support Group & Info:
(Private group – must request to become a member)

JIA Group (Facebook page):
(Public group)

Young Adults with Arthritis:
(Private group – must request to become a member)

Kincumber Support Group
Last Friday @ 10am Monthly
Brentwood Village Auditorium, Scaysbrook Dr, Kincumber
Dorothy: 02 4368 1748

Kogarah Support Group
Kogarah Library, Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave St, Kogarah
Sharon: 0407 029 678

Long Jetty Support Group
1st Thursday @ 10am Monthly
Karagi Court Community Hall, Yakalla Rd, Bateau Bay
Liz: 02 4332 5245

Lower Clarence Support Group
Maclean Hospital Community Health Centre, Union St, Maclean
Dorothy: 02 6645 7085

Macarthur Support Group
1st Wednesday @ 10am Monthly
Campbelltown Library, Hurley St, Campbelltown
Carol: 0400 439 505
Margaret: 0422 238 008
Macarthur Support Group Newsletter – October 2016

Maitland District Branch
1st Thursday @ 10am Monthly
East Maitland Bowling Club, New England Hwy, East Maitland
Veronica: 02 4966 4649

Molong Support Group/Gentle Exercise
Every Monday @ 9am
Bowling Club, Eucharenna Rd, Molong
Margaret: 02 6366 8045

Newcastle Support Group
4th Wednesday @ 1pm Monthly
Mayfield Seniors Centre, 102 Hanbury St, Mayfield
Judy: 02 4088 3146

Nowra Support Group
Continental Café, Schofield Lane, Nowra
Gary : 02 4423 3633

Orange Support Group
HACC Building, Cnr of Lords Pl & March St, Orange
Ann: 02 6362 8587

Parkes Support Group
Last Tuesday @ 10am Bi-monthly
Odd months (social meetings): Pink Orchid Cafe, 16-18 Bushman St, Parkes
Even months (educational): AOG Church Hall, 7 Rees Ave, Parkes
Sandra: 02 6863 4904

Penrith Support Group
2nd Wednesday @ 9.30am Monthly
CWA Rm, Cnr Tindale St & Castlereagh St, Penrith
Joy: 02 4751 8714

Quirindi Support Group
4th Tuesday @ 2pm Monthly
Pollock Hall, Pryor St, Quirindi
Val: 02 6747 4727

Ryde Support Group
Last Thursday @ 1pm Monthly
Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, Ryedale Rd, West Ryde
Doris: 02 9817 7470

Scone Support Group
Scone Bowling Club, Gundy Road, Scone
Fred: 02 6545 1701

Southern Highlands Branch
2nd Friday @ 10am Monthly
Henrietta Rose Room, Bendooley Place, Bowral (Opposite Library)
Kath: 0417 241 438

Tamworth Support Group
TBC – meeting times vary
Tamworth Community Centre, Darling St, Tamworth
Marina: 0403 759 148 /

Wagga Wagga Support Group
Rules Club, Cnr Fernleigh & Glenfield Roads, Glenfield Park
Lorraine: 02 6926 3203

Warilla/Shellharbour Branch
3rd Thursday @ 1.30pm Monthly
Warilla Bowling Club, Jason Ave, Barrack Heights
Sheila: 02 4296 1340

Wollongong Branch
2nd Tuesday @ 10am Monthly
St Mark’s Anglican Church Hall, Crown St, West Wollongong
Pam: 02 4229 7889

Wollongong Fibromyalgia Information
Winsome: 02 4284 8890

Woy Woy Support Group
3rd Tuesday @ 10.30am Monthly
Woy Woy Bowling Club, 186 Brickwharf Rd, Woy Woy
Jill: 02 4341 1808 / Heather: 0423 017 450


Young Adults with Arthritis:
(Private group – must request to become a member)