Each of the groups listed below have been confirmed as running as of October 2018. 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.

 

ACT   

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW SOUTH WALES

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact

Blacktown/Mt Druitt

Western Sydney Aphasia Club

1st Tuesday of the month 1.30pm - 3pm

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

Yris Simon Mendoza
(02) 8670 5509
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Bondi

Eastern Suburbs Aphasia Group

1st Thursday of the month 10.30am

War Memorial Hospital (Contact for details)

Cathy Taylor
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Bowral

Southern Highlands Communication Group

2nd Wednesday of month
10:00am-11:30am 

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

Kate Hanrahan 
0412185052
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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 (on demand)

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

Nicola Black
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

Lillian Cochrane
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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Maitland

Maitland Matters Coffee Group

Bi-monthly

Various local cafes in Maitland

Fiona and Peter Bell
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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

Matilda McIntosh

(02)49855247

matilda.mcintosh@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

 

Newcastle

Newcastle Conservatorium BrainWaves Choir

Saturdays
11.30 - 1.30pm

Newcastle Conservatorium of Music

Stephanie Tuyl
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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. (02) 4223 8201

Ryde

Northern Sydney Aphasia Group

1st Monday of the month
11am - 1pm

The Phoenix Room Ryde Ex-Services Club 724 Victoria Rd Ryde

Don McKinnon
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0408215440

Julia Murphy
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(02) 9808 9689

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

Brenda Booth
0410 000 122


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. 0412 520 633
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Burleigh Heads (Gold Coast)

Burleigh Heads Aphasia Group

3rd Wednesday of each month, 10.30am

Burleigh Heads Surf Club, Restaurant Level 1

Jay Nyssen
Ph. 0418 884 572
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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. 0412 520 633
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Logan

Aphasia Community Choir

Tuesday
10am-12noon

Logan Central Library
26 Wilbur St, Logan Central

Lydia Brown
0451 866 096
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Peter Stuart
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0422 687 530

Logan Central

Chatters

1st Wednesday of the month
10.30am -12pm

Logan Central Community Health Centre

Heather Rudwick
Ph. 3290 8900
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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

Southport

Hope After Stroke

3rd Saturday of the month
(contact group for time)

Contact group for venue details

Jessica Morabito, Olivia Ireland and Lee Cross

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St Lucia

University of Queensland Aphasia Group

Monday
10am - 1pm

Health Clinics Admin Unit, Level 1 Therapies Building 84A, University of Queensland

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(07) 3365 2232

Toowong

Gossips Coffee Group

1st Wednesday of each month
10am -12pm

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

Esma Ross
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(07) 3300 1581

Wynnum

Wynnum Aphasia Group

1st Sunday of each month 10.30-12.30

Wynnum Library, 145 Florence st. Wynnum

Claudia Dunn-Palmer
0404 355 729

Christine McCouat
0428 645 056


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact

Bedford Park

FMC Talkback Group

Tuesdays
10:00-11:15

Flinders Medical Centre
Daws Rd.
Daw Park

Amanda Crockett-Naini
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(08) 8404 2642

Megan Hide
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(08) 8204 5511, pager 17694

Greenacres Greenacres Talkback Group

Thursdays
2:30 -3:30

ECH North East Wellness, 1/19-21 Fosters Rd, Greenacres, 5086

Ester Harding 
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1300 275 324

 

Hendon

Acacia Court Talkback Group

Fridays
9:30-11:30

Day Therapy Centre
Acacia Court
81 Tapleys Hill Road

Bev Dodd
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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

Paradise

Speech Communication Group

Wednesday
1.30-3.30pm
(10 week block)

Resthaven Therapy Services 61 Silkes Road, Paradise

Dawn Levett
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(08) 8337 4371

Whyalla

Whyalla Talkback Group

Mondays
10am-11.30am

Whyalla Hospital
20 Wood Terrace
Whyalla

Marquessa Bollen
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(08) 8648 8327

TASMANIA

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact


Ulverstone

Contact Group

First Thursday of every second month
2pm - 3.30pm

Pier 01 (Cafe), 3 Wharf Rd, Ulverstone

Burnie Speech Pathology Department
(03) 6493 6191

Mersey Community Health Speech Pathology Department
(03) 6478 5320

Hobart

Community Aphasia Group

Available upon sufficient numbers

Community Rehabilitation Unit 90 Davey St Hobart

Kate Gregory
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(03) 6166 7291

North Hobart

Victors Community Aphasia Group

Alternate Thursdays

26-32 Wellington St. North Hobart

Stephen Rue
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(03) 8691 3820


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
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(03) 8843 2322

Box Hill

IMPACT

Tuesdays (Monthly)
10-11:30am

Carrington Health (Formally Whitehorse Community Health Service)

Ffion Walker
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(03) 8843 2322

Box Hill

I-Chat

Friday (Alternate)
11.00am

Carrington Health (Formally Whitehorse Community Health Service)

Janette Cunningham
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(03) 8843 2247

Box Hill

I-Talk

Tuesday (Alternate)
1.45-2.45pm

Carrington Health (Formally Whitehorse Community Health Service)

Janette Cunningham
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(03) 8843 2247

Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows Communication Support Group

Tuesday (Alternate)
2pm-3.30pm

Broadmeadows Hospital 35 Johnstone St. Broadmeadows

Pauline Middelveld
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(03) 8345 5256

 
 

Bundoora

Bundoora Extended Care CHSP/NDIS 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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(03) 9805 4125

Camberwell

Monash Coffee Group

Friday
2-3pm

Epworth Rehabilitation Camberwell

Annalle Aleligay
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(03) 9805 4125

Chadstone

Aphasia Support Group

Thursdays (fortnightly)
10:30am-12:30pm
Plus bi-annual outings

Link Health and Community Batesford Hub 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone

Jessica del Porto
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(03) 8822 8351
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Cheltenham

Cheltenham Aphasia Support Group

Tuesday
10.00am - 12.30pm

Cheltenham Community Health Centre, Chesterville Rd.

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

Cranbourne

Monash Health Community Conversation Group for People with Aphasia

Wednesday
10.30am-12noon

Cranbourne Community Care 140 -54 Sladen Street

Kirsten Toll
Speech Pathologist
Community Health
(03) 5990 6789

Hugh Walpole
Social Worker
Community Rehabilitation
(03)5990 6789

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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Essendon

Windy Hill Conversation Group

Thursdays (fortnightly)
11am-12pm

Windy Hill Function Centre
Corner Napier & Brewster Streets
Essendon

Vicky Frostell
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Ph. (03) 8387 2551

Fitzroy

Aphasia Communication Group 

Runs during semester

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

Frankston Social Aphasia Group

Tuesday (Alternate)
10:00am -12:00pm

Frankston Community Rehabilitation Centre 
125 Golf Links Road, Frankston

Sharon Flitman
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0407 452 003

Geelong

Geelong Aphasia Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of the month 2.00-3.30pm

The Barwon Stroke Support Centre
22 Richmond Crescent, Geelong 3220

Sienna Posso
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0488 554 887

Kew

Blokes with Strokes (BWS)

Wednesday (fortnightly)
2pm - 3.30pm

533 High Street, Kew VIC 3101

Maria Thommyppillai
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(03) 8529 5307

Kew

Chatterbox

Wednesday
12pm - 1.30pm

533 High Street, Kew VIC 3101

Maria Thommyppillai
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(03) 8529 5307

Kew

Sing for Recovery

Thursday 
6.30pm-8pm

533 High Street, Kew VIC 3101

Vivienne Harkness
(03) 8529 5307

Kew

Young Stroke Support Group (YSSG)

Thursday (fortnightly)
6.30pm – 8pm

533 High Street, Kew VIC 3101

Maria Thommyppillai
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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

Please contact Chelsea for further information

195-209 Barries Rd Melton West 3337

Chelsea Kilgour
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(03) 8746 1126

Reservoir

Northern Aphasia Group "Help Spread the Words"

Wednesday (fortnightly)
12pm - 2.30pm

Contact Jane Ranieri for details

Jane Ranieri
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0414 478 122

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

Carmel Browne
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Richmond

Aphasia Group

Tuesday
11am-12noon

Epworth Rehabilitation Richmond

Lauren Fletcher
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(03) 9426 8726

Rosebud

Rosebud Social Communication Group

Monday (Alternate)
10.30am- 12noon

Rosebud Community Health Centre
1527 POint Nepean Rd, Building 5 (entry via Braidwood Ave)

Jane Vo
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Ph. 0438587437

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

Swan Hill

Social Communication Group

Fridays
2.00pm-3.00pm

Community Rehabilitation Centre, Swan Hill District Health

Leonie Baker
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Ph. (03) 5033 9390

Wyndhamvale

Western Aphasia Group

Wednesdays (Monthly)
10.30am - 12noon

Wyndhamvale IPC Health Campus
510 Ballan Rd Wyndhamvale

Kerry Thomas
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(03) 9216 7777


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Suburb

Group Name

Day/Time

Address

Contact

Armadale

Armadale Aphasia Group

Friday
10am-11.30am

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 Kent St
Bentley

Ana Mairata
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9266 3436

Bentley

Thursday Communication Group

Thursdays 
10.30am - 11.45am

Health & Wellness Centre
Curtin University Kent St
Bentley

Ana Mairata
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9266 3436

Wanneroo

Northern Suburbs Stroke Support Group Inc.

2nd Friday of the month  
3:00pm - 4:45pm

Wanneroo Recreation Centre, 275 Scenic Drive, Wanneroo

Sally Allen
(08) 9305 0469
0417 951 511