Branches and support groups

There are 29 Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW support groups and branches across New South Wales. These are comprised of members who join together to support each other and to gain knowledge and understanding about managing their condition.

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 (ring to confirm)
Pearce Community Centre, Collette St, Pearce ACT
Community Liaison: 02 6290 1984

Bathurst Support Group
2nd Thursday @ 10am Monthly (ring to confirm)
Bathurst RSL, 114 Rankin St, Bathurst
Nelma: 0431 829 709

Bowral Fibromyalgia Support Group
Dianne: 0415 541 589

Corowa Support Group
1st Wednesday @ 1.30pm Monthly (ring to confirm)
Challenge Enterprises, 93 Guy St (cnr Redlands Rd), Corowa
Heather: 02 6033 4393

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

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

Hawkesbury Branch
3rd Tuesday @ 10am Monthly (ring to confirm)
Windsor Library, 300 George St, Windsor
Julienne: 02 4574 1928

Holroyd/Merrylands Branch
4th Wednesday @ 10am Monthly (ring to confirm)
Sports Room, Merrylands RSL, 14 Military Road, Merrylands
Michelle: 02 9631 7363

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 (ring to confirm)
Brentwood Village Auditorium, Scaysbrook Dr, Kincumber
Jeannette: 0418 226 891

Kogarah Support Group
Sharon: 0407 029 678

Long Jetty Support Group
1st Thursday @ 10am Monthly (ring to confirm)
Nareen Gardens Retirement Village, 19 Bias Avenue, 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 (ring to confirm)
Campbelltown Library, Hurley St, Campbelltown
Carol: 0400 439 505
Margaret: 0422 238 008

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

Molong Support Group
Every Monday @ 9am (ring to confirm)
Bowling Club, Eucharenna Rd, Molong
Margaret: 02 6366 8045

Newcastle Support Group
4th Wednesday @ 1pm Monthly (ring to confirm)
Mayfield Ex-Services Club, 58 Hanbury St, Mayfield NSW 2304
Judy: 02 4088 3146

Nowra Support Group
Gary : 02 4423 3633

Orange Support Group

Parkes Support Group
Last Tuesday @ 10am Bi-monthly (ring to confirm)
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 (ring to confirm)
CWA Rm, Cnr Tindale St & Castlereagh St, Penrith
Joy: 02 4751 8714

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

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

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

Tamworth Support Group
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 (ring to confirm)
Warilla Bowling Club, Jason Ave, Barrack Heights
Sheila: 02 4296 1340
Jill: 02 4274 1412

Wollongong Branch
2nd Tuesday @ 10am Monthly (ring to confirm)
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 (ring to confirm)
Woy Woy Bowling Club, North Burge Rd, Woy Woy
Jill: 02 4341 1808 / Heather: 0423 017 450


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