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MEETINGS LIST                                                                           
Effective January 2022

VIRTUAL ONLINE MEETINGS (ZOOM):

Every Wednesday:

Time: 7.30pm - 9 pm  NSW, VIC, TAS
          6.30pm - 8pm  Queensland
          7pm- 8.30pm    South Australia
          5.30pm - 7pm   Western Australia
          6pm -7.30pm    Northern Territory
          9.30pm - 11pm  New Zealand
Contact Phone:    80041214, +61 412 217 509
A link to join and participate will be sent to your email address.

FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS:

SYDNEY & SUBURBAN

KOGARAH 4th Friday of the month 8.00pm
Room 2 Uniting Church,
Cnr Gray & Kensington Streets
Contact: Jan 0479 175 494

WENTWORTHVILLE meeting closed,  however Wendy or Selma
can be contacted on 96324033 for help and advice.


ST. LEONARDS First Sunday of the month 4.30pm
Block 8, D & A Clinic, RNS Hospital,
Herbert Street (runs parallel to railway line). 
Enter left hand side of building.
Phone: 0412 217 509


MALABAR meeting has closed  

NEWCASTLE
Newcastle meeting has closed, but for help and advice contact
Kim: 0408 684 535

ALBION PARK
Every 2nd  Tuesday 7:00 to 8:30pm
Albion Park Community Hall,
Russell St, Albion Park
Contact: Lynda 0432 201 897, (02) 4257 3342.

Albion Park group is now holding additional daytime meetings
at Pt Kembla.  The details are:

PORT KEMBLA
1st and 3rd Monday 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Baptist Church,
81 Illawarra Rd,
Pt Kembla.
Contact: Lynda 0432 201 897

ACT

Currently no meetings in the ACT.
How about joining the Zoom meetings instead?
Phone Lynne on 0412 217 509 for the link.

VICTORIA

PRAHRAN Tuesday 7:00 pm
Cnr Grattan & Greville Streets
Contact: Jan 0432327652 


ALBURY - WODONGA
No meeting currently, but for help
Contact: Stacey (02) 607 131 47


QUEENSLAND

BRISBANE
There is currently no Brisbane meeting.
Contact: Selena  0457 822 663

TOWNSVILLE  Thursday nights (weekly) 7pm
Ryan Catholic Community Centre, 
Morindo Drive, Kirwan. 
Contact: Brian, 0415 290 965.


MACKAY Tuesdays 7pm
Shakespeare Child and Family Centre,
43 Shakespeare St,
Mackay.
Contact: Michelle 0419 572 885

BUNDABERG
Meeting closed, but you may contact
Petrina on 0422204522 for help and advice.

SUNSHINE COAST, Nambour
Meeting closed, but you may contact
Janet on 0414252684 for help and advice.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA


CHRISTIES BEACH

Mondays 7:00pm for 8:00pm
Tamwel Arts,
Shop 8/19 Beach Road,
Christies Beach. 5165
South Australia
Contact: Lesley on 0424307375

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

NAR-ANON WA Mondays 7:15 pm
12-Step Clubhouse, 
88 Bawdan St, (via Horn Place)
WILLAGEE.
For more details phone:
Jen B. Mobile 0410 071 799, 08 9294 4290 (evenings only).



TASMANIA

LAUNCESTON
Launceston meeting is temporarily closed.
Contact: Rod 0419 879 696.

 


 

Start a new Nar-Anon meeting

If there is no Nar-Anon meeting in your area, please consider starting one - it is not as hard as you might think.  Two or more people can start a meeting.  Once your meeting is under way we will publish details of it on our Meetings List.  All you really need is a venue.  Church halls, community health centres, hospitals and places where other 12-step meetings are already held are good places to start looking.  Private homes are not suitable, mainly because of the issue of anonymity.  If you are considering a community health centre or hospital, talk to the Drug & Alcohol Counselor there - they will usually be only too pleased to have a meeting to which they can refer the families and loved ones of their clients, and will support you as much as they can.  The same applies to pastors of churches.

Of course it is best, if possible, to find a venue which is rent-free, and this is often possible. Raising funds for rent (if required) and other expenses is done in Nar-Anon meetings (as in other 12-Step meetings) by passing a basket around at the end of the meeting.  The expenses of Nar-Anon groups are typically very small.  Any excess funds collected are contributed to Area Office.  These funds are used to run the Office, including providing support for groups. 

The Nar-Anon Area Office can provide you with advice, support and everything you will need to get started, including a very comprehensive handbook.  Give us your contact details and tell us where you are, and we will match you up with any others who have expressed interest in the same area. Your details will be treated with the strictest confidence and will only be used to put interested parties in contact with each other.  See contact details at the foot of the page.

 

Revitalizing lapsed meetings

Although new meetings regularly start up, sadly, a number of once-thriving meetings close, or go into hibernation from time to time.

The usual reason for this is falling attendance. Members whose situation has improved sometimes feel that they no longer need a meeting,  or can no longer find the time. 

Once we have achieved a degree of serenity through the Nar-Anon programme, we can use the strength we have gained to help others.  Remember when you first came through the doors of Nar-Anon and were helped and supported by established members.

The path to recovery provided by the Nar-Anon 12-Step programme culminates in its final stage, Step 12.  By the time we reach this stage, provided we have worked the programme diligently, we will be strong enough to help others without becoming mired in co-dependency.  In fact, Step 12 work is an integral and most important part of the Programme, and an essential part of our own recovery and the recovery of others.

If you used to attend a meeting which has lapsed, please think about helping to revitalize it.  Why not contact other former members of your group or give Lynne a call at the Nar-Anon office on 02 80041214, or email her at the email address below. 


 
 
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