Each of the groups listed below have been confirmed as running as of March 2017. We make every attempt to contact all potential services and facilitators about local groups however we are aware that this list may not be comprehensive. If you would like to request changes or inclusion of an aphasia group we would welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



We recommend that you contact the group prior to attending for the first time to check whether they are accepting new group members.

 

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Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact 

Canberra

Aphasia Canberra Together (A.C.T)

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Amy Jennings
0414 784 774
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NEW SOUTH WALES

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact

Blacktown/Mt Druitt

Western Sydney Aphasia Club

1st Tuesday of the month 1:30pm

Rehabilitation Hub, Mount Druitt Hospital, 75 Railway St, Mount Druitt

Robby Dalitz
Ph: 8670 5506
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Bondi

Eastern Suburbs Aphasia Group

1st Thursday of the month 10.30am

Cadi Cottage, War Memorial Hospital 125 Birrell St Waverley: Contact for details

Cathy Taylor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alexis McMahon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bowral

Southern Highlands Chat Group

Tuesday
10:00am-11:00am School term

Southern Highlands Speech Pathology Suite 2, 2A Walker St. Bowral, NSW, 2576

Lauren Hill 02 4862 5063 
Kate Hanrahan 0412185052 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Castle Hill

Norwest Aphasia Group

Monthly Feb-Dec
10.30am-12noon (followed by lunch)

Castle Hill RSL

77 Castle Street, Castle Hill

Bernard Chandra
0411527327
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Crows Nest

The Keystrokes Choir

Thursdays
11:30am-12:30pm

Northside Community Baptist Centre
63-65 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest, 2065

Kate Tabain
Music Therapist
0403 709 116
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Forestville

Forestville Stroke Recovery Group

Wednesday 10:00am-12noon

Forestville RSL

Ros Oliver
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0417 275 054

Leslie Tasker
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9451 1364 / 0477 006 329

Macquarie Park

Macquarie University Communication Group

Mondays
2pm - 3pm

Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic., Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University

Nicola Black or Erin Chalk
9850 2900
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Macquarie Park

Aphasia Art Group

Fridays
10.30am - 12.30pm

Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic., Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University

Nicola Black or Erin Chalk
9850 2900
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Maitland

Aphasia Communication Group

Fridays
10am - 12noon

Maitland Neighbour Centre
(Rutherford Community Centre)
Arthur Street

Fiona and Peter Bell
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Naomi Rees
(Manager) Rutherford Community Centre
(02) 4932 0950

Maitland

Maitland Matters Coffee Group

Bi-monthly

Various local cafes in Maitland

Fiona and Peter Bell
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Merewether Newcastle Conversation and Aphasia Group Last Monday of the month
10am-12noon
Merewether Uniting Church
180 Glebe Road, Merewether

Sue Sherratt
0431 398 206

 

Mortdale

Mortdale Stroke Group

Tuesdays
10am - 2.00pm

Mortdale RSL Club

Rhonda Brown
0424 288 648
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Mosman

Lower North Shore Stroke Recovery Group

Tuesday 9.30-11am

Baptist Church Annex 18 Melrose st. Mosman

Rosemary Manusu
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Newcastle

Community Aphasia Group

Thursdays
9.30 - 11am

Royal Newcastle Centre, John Hunter Hospital

New Lambton

Anna Sweetapple
(02) 4985 5247

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Newcastle

Monthly Aphasia Group

Thursdays (Alternate)
11.30 - 1pm

Royal Newcastle Centre, John Hunter Hospital

New Lambton

Anna Sweetapple
(02) 4985 5247

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Newcastle

BrainWaves Choir

Saturdays 12noon-2pm

Newcastle Conservatorium of Music

Bernadette Matthias- Voice Teacher
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(02) 4921 8892

Parramatta Penrith

Group currently not running

Contact group organiser

Western Sydney

Michael Dunne
Ph: 9845 9187
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Port Kembla

Port Kembla Hospital

Based on demand

Port Kembla Hospital

Kate Rowntree
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Ph. 4223 8201

Ryde

Northern Sydney Aphasia Group

Contact group organiser

The Boardroom Ryde Ex-Services Club 724 Victoria Rd Ryde

Don McKinnon
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0408215440

Tumbi Umbi (Central Coast)

WAGS (Working Age Group-Stroke)

First Saturday of the month (except Pub Holiday weekends) 10am

Mingara Recreation Club Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi

Michelle Sharkey
Stroke Recovery Association Executive
1300 650 594 or (02) 9807 6422

Waverley

Keep Communication Going

Thursdays 10.30-12noon

War Memorial Hospital 125 Birrell St Waverley

Cathy Taylor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


QUEENSLAND

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact

Bribie Island

Bakehouse Bandits

Last Thursday of the month
10am

Bribie Island Bakehouse, Bribie Harbour Shopping Village
cnr Endeavour Drive & Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island

Paul Thomas
Ph. 0412520633
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Caboolture

Caboolture Social Coffee Group

2nd Thursday of the month
10am

Hasking Street Café 1/11 Hasking Street Caboolture

Paul & Georgina Thomas
Ph. 0412520633
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Logan Central

Chatters

1st Tuesday of the month
10am-12pm

Logan Central Library
26 Wilbur St. Logan

Gaylea Fritsch
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Heather Rudwick
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Mango Hill

Northside Coffee Group

1st Thursday of the month
10am

Mango Hill Tavern
2 Halpine Dr, Mango Hill

Angela Carbone
0417 739 498
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Maroochydore

Sunshine Coast Aphasia Group

2nd Monday of each month
9:30am

Banjo's Cafe
Woolworths Complex, 50 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore

Pat Batson
(07) 5442 1657
0427544657
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Jill Curtis
(07) 5444 0182

North Lakes

Plum-in-the-Mouth Coffee Group

1st Thursday of the month
10am

Mango Hill Tavern
2 Halpine Drive, Mango Hill

Angela Carbone
(07) 3205 7597
0417 739 498
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Southport

Hope After Stroke

3rd Saturday of the month
10am-12noon

Southport Library Cnr of Garden st and Lawson St Southport

Kylie Burke & Hannah Thorn

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St Lucia

University of Queensland Aphasia Group

Wednesday

12noon-1pm (During University Semesters)

Therapies Building

84A, St Lucia

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(07) 3365 2232

Toowong

Gossips Coffee Group

1st Wednesday of each month
10:00-12noon

Toowong Library, top floor.
Toowong Village Shopping Centre
Cost: $1.00 to cover morning tea

Esma Ross
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(07) 3300 1581


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact

 

Daw Park

Daw Park RGH Talkback Group

Tuesdays
10:00-11:15

Repatriation General Hospital
Daws Road
Daw Park

Amanda Crockett-Naini
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(08) 8276 9666

Daniel Talanskas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greenacres North East Talkback Group

Alternate Wednesdays

 

2.15pm – 3.30pm

ECH North East Wellness, 21/19 Fosters Rd, Greenacres, 5086

Jessica Baggallay
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Hendon

Acacia Court Talkback Group

Fridays
9:30-11:30

Day Therapy Centre
Acacia Court
81 Tapleys Hill Road

Jenny Taylor
(08) 8243 1844

Hove

Hove Talkback Group

Tuesday
10.00-11.30am (during school terms)

Alwyndor Aged Care, 52 Dunrobin Rd, SA, Hove

Coralie Hayley
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(08) 8177 3277

Morphett Vale

Morphett Vale Talkback Group

Thursday
9.45am - 11.00am (during school terms)

ECH Southern Wellness 126 Pimpala Rd, Morphett Vale, SA 5162

Coralie Hayley
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(08) 8322 5700

Murray Mallee

Murray Mallee Adult Communication Group.

Wednesday 11:00am-12noon (during school terms)

Murray Malle Community Health Service

Reception 
(08) 8535 6800

Paradise

Speech Communication Group

Wednesday
1.30-3.30pm
10 week blocks

Resthaven Therapy Services 61 Silkes Road, Paradise

Paula Green
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(08) 8337 4371

Dawn Levett
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TASMANIA

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact


Ulverstone

Contact Group

Wednesdays (Monthly)
2pm - 3.30pm

Pier 01 (Cafe), 3 Wharf Rd, Ulverstone

Maire MacCana
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Sophie Leslie
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(03) 6478 5320

Hobart

Hobart Community Aphasia Group

Available upon sufficient numbers

Community Rehabilitation Unit 90 Davey St Hobart, Tas

Kate Gregory This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ph. (03) 61667291

North Hobart

Victors Community Aphasia Group

Alternate Thursdays

26-32 Wellington St. North Hobart

Cathy Craw
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(03) 6231 4424


VICTORIA

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact

Box Hill

We-Communicate

Wednesday (Alternate)
10-11:15am

Carrington Health (Formally Whitehorse Community Health Service)

Ffion Walker
8843 2232

Box Hill

IMPACT

Tuesdays (Monthly)
10-11:30am

Carrington Health (Formally Whitehorse Community Health Service)

Ffion Walker
8843 2232

Box Hill

I-Chat

Friday (Alternate)
11.00am

Carrington Health (Formally Whitehorse Community Health Service)

Janette Cunningham 
8843 2247

Box Hill

I-Talk

Tuesday (Alternate)
2.00pm

Carrington Health (Formally Whitehorse Community Health Service)

Janette Cunningham
8843 2247

Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows Communication Support Group

Tuesday (Alternate)
2pm-3.30pm

Broadmeadows Health Service 35 Johnstone St. Broadmeadows

Sophie Constantinou
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(03) 8345 5256

 
 

Bundoora

Bundoora Extended Care HACC Communication Support Group

Fridays (Alternate)
10.15-11.30

Bundoora Extended Care Centre 1231 Plenty Rd. Bundoora

Rebecca Lamont
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(03) 9495 3388

Bundoora

Bundoora Extended Care SACS Communication Support Group

Fridays (Alternate)
10.15-11.30

Bundoora Extended Care Centre 1231 Plenty Rd. Bundoora

Rebecca Lamont
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(03) 9495 3388

Camberwell

News Group Camberwell

Tuesday
10-11am

Epworth Rehabilitation Camberwell

Annalle Aleligay

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Chadstone

Monash Aphasia Group

Thursday (Alternate)
10:30am-12:30pm

Batesford Hub, 94 Batesford Rd

Danica Dalton and Andrea Flagg
1300 552 509
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Cheltenham

Cheltenham Aphasia Support Program

Tuesday
9.30 &  11.00

Cheltenham Community Health Centre, Chesterville Rd.

Sandy Stein
Speech Pathologist
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(03) 85724870 (available for phone contact Tuesdays only)

Cranbourne

Monash Community Conversation Group

Wednesday
10.30am-12noon

Cranbourne Community Care 140 -54 Sladen Street

Kirsten Toll
Speech Pathologist
Community Health
(03) 59906789

Hugh Walpole
Social Worker
Community Rehabilitation
(03)59906789/ (03) 5990 6110

Croydon Hills

Eastern Suburbs Aphasia Group (ESAG)

Second Thursday of every month
4 -5.15pm
During school term

Yarrunga Community Centre
Yarrunga 76 Croydon Hills Drive

Bill and Elaine Davidson
0409 832 076
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Community Centre number:
(03) 9722 8942

Elsternwick

Victoria Music Sessions (Singing and Ukulele)

Wednesday afternoons
Monthly

Elstenwick, in a readily accessible cafe near train station

Claire Hudson

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Elwood

Blokes with Jokes

Mondays (Alternate)
10.30-12noon

Café De Cuba 69 Glen Huntly Rd, Elwood

Natalie Bird

Ph. 9076 6237

Elwood

Blokes with Stroke

Mondays (Alternate)
10.30-12noon

Café De Cuba 69 Glen Huntly Rd, Elwood

Natalie Bird 

ph. 9076 6237

Fitzroy

Aphasia Communication Group 

Third Friday of every Month

(during University semester only)

2:00pm – 3:30pm

ACU Health Clinics

Australian Catholic University
Floor 3, Mary Glowrey Building
115 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy

Clinic Administration
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(03) 9953 3975

Frankston

Singing group for people with communication difficulties

Thursdays (Alternate)
1.15-2.15pm

Tuesdays (Alternate)
1.30-3pm

Frankston Community Rehabilitation Centre 
125 Golf Links Road, Frankston

Sharon Flitman
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0407 452 003

Frankston North

Frankston North Social Aphasia Group

Thursday (Alternate)
during school terms
10:00am -12:00pm

Frankston North Community Centre
26 Mahogany Avenue

Sharon Flitman
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0407 452 003

Geelong North

Geelong Aphasia Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of the month 2.00-3.30pm

Mc Kellar Centre Community Rehabilitation Centre
45-95 Ballarat Rd. North Geelong 3215

Sonia Ribcak
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4215 5537

Jen Bennett
4215 5539

Kew

Aphasia group (previously Chatterbox)

Wednesday 12pm to 2pm

533 High Street, Kew VIC 3101

Julie Thai
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(03) 8529 5307

Kew

Sing for Recovery

Thursday 6:30pm to 8:30pm

533 High Street, Kew VIC 3101

Vivienne Harkness
0417 054 511

Kew

Young Victorian Stroke Support Group

Thursday fortnightly 6:30pm to 8pm

533 High Street, Kew VIC 3101

Julie Thai
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(03) 8529 5307

Lilydale

Inspiro Communication Chat Group

Thursday
1.00pm – 2.30pm

17 Clarke St, Lilydale

Lesia Natsis
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(03) 9738 8801

Melton

Melton Social Communication Group

3rd Thursday of the month
10am-12noon

195-209 Barries Rd Melton West 3337

Chelsea Kilgour
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(03) 8746 8801

Moonee Ponds

Moonee Ponds Aphasia Support Group

Tuesday
10.00am - 11.30

Moonee Valley
Sam Merrifield Library
762 Mt Alexander Road

Bert Auty
0402 348 335

Ringwood East

Stroke a Chord Choir

Tuesday afternoons
1pm-3pm

Please ring Bronwen for further details

Bronwen Jones
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0411 079 701

Richmond

News Group Richmond

Thursdays
10am-11am

Epworth Rehabilitation Richmond

Leah Paice
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(03) 9426 8726

Shepparton

Cuppa and Conversation

3rd Thursday of the month
1pm-3pm

Billabong's Garden Cafe
295 Numurkah Rd
Shepparton

Karen Oswald
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Ph. (03) 57232074

St Albans

Western Aphasia Group

Wednesdays (Monthly)
10.30am - 12noon

IPC Health- Various community settings

Kerry Thomas
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(03) 9296 1200

Adriana Costanzo
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(03) 9296 1200

Swan Hill

Social Communication Group

Fridays
2.00pm-3.00pm

Community Rehabilitation Centre, Swan Hill District Health

Leonie Baker

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(03) 5033 9390


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact

Armadale

Armadale Aphasia Group

Friday
10am-11.30

3056 Albany Hwy Armadale

Renee Davis
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Ph: 9391 2659

Bentley

Wednesday Communication Group

Wednesday 
11:00am-12noon

Health & Wellness Centre, Curtin University, Bentley

Jan Zach
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9266 1717

Bentley

Thursday Communication Group

Thursdays 
10.30 - 11.45am

Health & Wellness Centre, Curtin University, Bentley

Jan Zach
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9266 1717

Mandurah

Mandurah Conversation Group

Wednesday (Alternate)
11am-12.30pm

Eastlake church. Cnr Murdock Ave and Lakes Rd

Zita O’Reilly Carter
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(08) 9531 8460 / 0407 199 007

Wanneroo

Northern Suburbs Stroke Support Group

2nd Friday of each month at
3:00-4:30pm

Wanneroo Recreation Centre, 275 Scenic Drive, Wanneroo

Sally Allen
(08) 9305 0469
0417 951 511