Support Groups

There are a number of Arthritis NSW support groups operating across NSW. These are comprised of members who join together to support each other and to gain knowledge and understanding about managing their condition. Our support groups are the local face of Arthritis NSW in their communities. They work tirelessly to promote awareness and educate the community about arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. They are vital to our fundraising activities, too.

Most groups get together monthly and discuss various topics related to arthritis and other musculosketal conditions. Most importantly these groups offer support and build friendships.

Following is a list of our current support groups. If there is not one in your area and you would like to start one, please give us a call on 02 9857 3300 or email to find out how you can get involved.

Online Facebook Support Groups

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

Adult Support Group:
(Private group – must request to become a member)

Bathurst Support Group

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

Cowra Support Group

1st Tuesday of every month (ring to confirm)
Cowra Bowling Club, 27 Vaux Street, Cowra
Christine: 0427 423 596

Dubbo Support Group

2nd Thursday @ 11am Monthly (ring to confirm)
Western Star Hotel, Erskine Street, Dubbo
Heather: 02 6887 2359

Holroyd/Merrylands Support Group

4th Wednesday @ 10am monthly (ring to confirm)
Club Merrylands Bowling, Newman Street, Merrylands
Sharon: 0412 526 704

Kincumber Support Group

Last Friday @ 10am Monthly (ring to confirm)
Brentwood Village Auditorium, Scaysbrook Dr, Kincumber
Jeannette: 0418 226 891

Long Jetty Support Group

1st Thursday @ 10.15am Monthly
No dedicated venue. Please contact Robyn to confirm.
Robyn: 0451 062 914

Macarthur Support Group

1st Wednesday @ 10am Monthly (ring to confirm)
Campbelltown Catholic Club, 20-22 Camden Rd, Campbelltown
Charmaine: 0423 500 066

Maitland Support Group

Please contact Arthritis NSW if you are interested in becoming a Convenor of the Maitland Support Group and setting up regular meetings: 02 9857 3300

Newcastle Support Group

3rd Monday @ 11am Monthly (ring to confirm)
Wests Mayfield, 32 Industrial Drive, Newcastle NSW 2304
Judy: 02 4088 3146

Nowra Support Group

1st Thursday 10am
Zest Café, Shop 2, Holt Centre, 29 Kinghorne Street, Nowra (ring for details)
Gary : 02 4423 3633

Parkes Support Group

Last Tuesday @ 10.00am Monthly
Pink Orchid Café, 16-18 Busman St, Parkes
Heather: 0447 652 267 or Pauline: 0403 578 769

Penrith Support Group

2nd Wednesday @ 9.30am Monthly (ring to confirm)
Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale Street Penrith
Jan: 02 4722 5940

Ryde Support Group

4th Thursday each month @ 1pm (ring to confirm)
Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, Ryedale Rd, West Ryde
Mary:  0402 257 568

Wagga Wagga Support Group

1st Thursday @ 1pm monthly
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

Woy Woy Support Group

3rd Tuesday @ 10.30am Monthly (ring to confirm)
Ettalong Bowling Club, 103 Springwood Street, Ettalong
Heather: 0423 017 450