Community Groups

Join a Vision Australia Community Group

Community Groups are a great way to meet other people who are blind or have low vision, share ideas and information, and gain support from members of your community.

 

Vision Australia has many support groups that meet in person. Use the links below to find a group in your area.

Are you a member of a group not listed here? To register your group for people who are blind or have low vision with us, please contact your local Vision Australia centre.

On this page:

Please select your area from the below list to find a group that meets near you:


Canberra, ACT

No groups currently meeting in Canberra


Illawarra and South Coast NSW

Central Vision Impaired Group Inc

Date: First Wednesday of each month, 10am - 12noon
Location: Diggers RSL Club, Wollongong
Contact: Tony on email sarkisa@bigpond.com or phone 02 4284 7744

Eurobodalla Area Vision Impaired Support Group

Date: Last Wednesday of each month, 11am (except in Dec & Jan)
Location: Moruya Bowling Club
Contact: Elaine on email reheskett@hotkey.net.au or phone 0418 460 821

Gwen Booker Centre for Vision Impaired

Date: Tuesdays, 10am - 1:30pm
Location: Corrimal Community Centre
Contact: Paul on email Mcgov.p@gmail.com or phone 0408 428 111

Wollongong Book Club

Date: Last Friday of each month, 10am – 12 noon
Location:  Vision Australia Wollongong
Contact:  Vision Australia's Wollongong team on 02 4220 4300

Wollongong White Cane Wanderers Walking Group

Date: Second Wednesday of the month, 10 am to 12 pm
Location: Various locations in the Illawarra region
Contact:  Vision Australia's Wollongong team on 02 4220 4300 
 


Western NSW

Mudgee Vision Impaired Friendship Group

Date: Second Wednesday of each month, 10am - 12 noon
Location: OCTEC Employment Service, Town Hall Arcade, Byron Place Mudgee 
Contact: Mary on email marylovett1@bigpond.com or phone 02 6373 1293


Sydney, NSW

Burwood Local Client Group

Date: First Thursday of each month, 10.30am
Location:  Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Rd Burwood
Contact:  Coral on email coralarnold@exemail.com.au or phone 02 9713 5734

Burwood Book Club

Date: First Thursday of each month, 1pm
Location: Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Rd Burwood
Contact: Coral on email coralarnold@exemail.com.au or phone 02 9713 5734  

Burwood Exercise Group

Date:  Wednesdays, 10am
Location: Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Rd Burwood 
Contact: Vicki on email vteyles@gmail.com

Campbelltown Local Client Group

Date: First Tuesday of each month, 10am
Location: Macarthur Disabilty Service Office
Contact: Rhonda on 0419 412 087 or email rhondamccaw@gmail.com 

Campbelltown Book Club

Date: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 10am
Location: Campbelltown RSL
Contact: Vision Australia's Sydney South and South-West team on phone 02 8525 9085

Caringbah Book Club

Date: Third Monday of each month, 10am
Location: Vision Australia Caringbah
Contact: Vision Australia's Sydney South and South-West team on phone 02 8525 9085

Caringbah Men's Group

Date: Second Wednesday of each month, 10am
Location: Vision Australia Caringbah
Contact: Vision Australia's Sydney South and South-West team on phone 02 8525 9085

Caringbah Walking Group

Date: Third Thursday of each month, 10am
Location: Vision Australia Caringbah
Contact: Vision Australia's Sydney South and South-West team on phone 02 8525 9085 

Drummoyne Community Group

Date: Third Thursday of each month, 11.30am
Location: Drummoyne Community Centre, 10 Cometrowe Street Drummoyne
Contact: Coral on email coralarnold@exemail.com.au or phone 02 9713 5734

Epping Social Group

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10.30am (except Jan)
Location: The Epping Club, 45 Rawson St, Epping
Contact: Anne on anne.hadgraft@visionaustralia.org or phone 02 8974 5300

Hawkesbury Vision Support LCG

Date: First Monday of each month at 10am
Location: Peppercorn Place
Contact: Terri on phone 02 4572 7090 or 0402 459 168

Randwick Coogee Sight Impaired LCG

Date: Last Wednesday of each month, 10.30am
Location: Various
Contact: Melinda on email mel69sommers@gmail.com

St George Area Community Group

Date: Last Wednesday of each month, 10.30am - 12 noon
Location: Contact coordinator for location
Contact: Cliff on phone 02 9588 3620


Central Coast and Hunter, NSW

Gosford Social Group

Date: Second Wednesday of the month, 10.30am
Location: Vision Australia Gosford
Contact: Dawn on phone 0415 856 267

Gosford Walkers

Date: Every Saturday at 8.45am for 9am walk
Location: Meet in front of Central Coast Leagues Club
Contact: Carol on phone 0478 420 326 or email carolbourne1944@gmail.com

Maitland Vision Loss Support Group

Date: First Friday of each month, 10am
Location: The Metropolitan Hotel, 289 High St Maitland
Contact: Mick on email mnbaker@iprimus.com.au or phone 02 4934 7852

Newcastle Vision Australia Audio Book Club

Date: Second Thursday of the month, 2pm - 4pm
Location: Vision Australia Newcastle
Contact: Libby on 4943 5316 or email granandgrumpy@ozemail.com.au

Talk About It Audio Book Club

Date: First Tuesday of the month, 2pm - 4pm
Location: Vision Australia Gosford
Contact: Vision Australia's Gosford team on 4321 6700

The Saturday Lunch Club

Date: First Saturday of every second month, 12pm (January, March, May, July, September, November) 
Location:  Sydney Junction Hotel
Contact: Bruce on email brucem58@hotmail.com or phone 0417 737 395

VISIEYE: Vision Impaired Support in Education, Youth and Employment

Date: Third Friday of every second month
Location: Sydney Junction Hotel (SJ’s) in the Café
Contact: Stephen on email stephen.belbin@gmail.com

Woy Woy Walking Group

Date: Saturdays at 7.30am
Location: Fishermen's Wharf, Brickwharf Rd, Woy Woy
Contact: Vision Australia Gosford team on 02 4321 6700


Northern NSW

Ballina Sight Support Group

Date: Fourth Monday of each month, 10am - 12 noon
Location: St Andrews Community Centre, Cherry St Ballina
Contact: Mervyn on email mote@advateg.net.au or phone 0407 693 987

Blind and Vision Impaired Support Group (Far North Coast) Inc

Date: First Wednesday of each month for meeting, Second Tuesdays and Third Mondays for activities
Location: Murwillumbah Anglican Church (Wednesday meetings), contact Lee for more information on activities
Contact: Lee on email leonebaker@hotmail.com or phone 07 5599 5669

Casino Vision Impaired Group

Date: First Monday of each month, 10am
Location: Casino Baptist Church Hall
Contact: Denise by phone 0428 661 917

Tamworth Local Client Group

Date: Second Wednesday of each month, 10am
Location: Heritage Room, Tamworth Community Centre
Contact: Phil on 0418 630 350 or email olematemrphil@hotmail.com

Riverina, NSW & North East VIC

Albury Arts Group

Date: Mondays during school terms, 10am – 12noon
Location: Mirambeena Community Centre, Lavington 
Contact: Vision Australia Albury on phone 02 6041 8800

Albury Local Client Group

Date: First Wednesday of each month, 2pm - 3pm.
Location: Vision Australia, Albury
Contact: Vision Australia Albury on phone 02 6041 8800

Albury Morning Tea Group

Date: Last Friday of the month at 11am
Location: SS&A Club
Contact: Vision Australia Albury on phone 02 6041 8800 

Albury Wodonga Social Group

Date: Fortnightly on Thursdays at 10.30am
Location: Retro Café, QE2 Square, Albury
Contact: Vision Australia Albury on phone 02 6041 8800

Wangaratta Social Group

Date: First Thursday and Friday of each month, 11am (does not meet in January) 
Location: Wangaratta Club, 4 Victory Parade
Contact: Vision Australia Albury on phone 02 6041 8800   

Wagga Social Group

Date: First Thursday of the month, 10.30am
Location: Vision Australia Wagga Wagga
Contact:  Vision Australia's Wagga team on 02 6926 8500

 


Brisbane, QLD

Bayside Low Vision LCG

Date: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month
Location: Donald Simpson Centre, Bloomfield St, Cleveland
Contact: Debbie on phone 07 3823 1506

Brisbane City Low Vision Support Group

Date: Third Friday each month, 9.30am - 12 noon
Location: Catholic Centre, 143 Edward St, Brisbane
Contact: John on phone 0403 345 625

Nundah Low Vision Support Group

Date: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 9am - 11.30am
Location: Historical Society Room, Rear of the BCC Library, 1 Badge Street, Nundah
Contact: John on phone 0403 345 625

Redcliffe Blind and Vision Impaired Group

Date: Every second Thursday, 9.30am - 11.30am 
Location: Senior Citizens Hall, 401 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe
Contact: Michael on phone 0417 633 738

Vision Australia Focus Community Group

Date: Third Wednesday of each month
Location: Vision Australia, Coorparoo 
Contact: Vision Australia Coorparoo on phone 07 3727 2345

Writing With A Vision

Date: First Friday of each month, 11.30am – 2pm 
Location: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane City
Contact: Helen on email h.j.boardman17@gmail.com or phone 07 3252 9031

Wynnum Local Client Group

Date: Third Thursday of each month, 11am
Location: Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, 92 Wondall Rd, Manly West
Contact: Bridget on email bridgetbrett1@gmail.com or phone 07 3396 0637 


Gold Coast, QLD

Blind and Visually Impaired Association

Date: Wednesdays, 9.30am - 1pm 
Location: BAVIA House, 14 Kalimna Dr, Broadbeach Waters
Contact: Rodney on email rodston@yahoo.com.au or phone 0418 660 978

Sunshine Coast, QLD

Sunshine Coast Men's Group

Date: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 10am 
Location: Vision Australia, Maroochydore
Contact: Trevor by email on trevorrice@bigpond.com or phone 0429 484 744 

Workplace VIPs

Date: Once a month on Saturday, 9am 
Location: Various, contact coordinator
Contact: Jan by email on jpb_williams@hotmail.com or phone 0484 237 786  
 

Toowoomba and Ipswich, QLD

Somerset Vision Support Inc 

Date: First Monday of each month, 10am 
Location: 15 Peace Street, Lowood
Contact: Col by email on Colmac15@bigpond.com or phone 07 54262093

Central and North QLD

Hervey Bay Vision Impaired Support Group

Date: Third Tuesday of each month, 10am
Location: Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre, 22 Charles Street, Pialba
Contact: Bob by email on reloc@bigpond.net.au or phone 0488 091 910

Hervey Bay Blind and Vision Impaired Social Group

Date: Every second Friday of the month, 9.30am - 11am
Location: Tavistock Court Hall, Gate 4 Torbay Retirement Village, Torquay
Contact: Wesley on email wfurness@torbayvillage.org.au or phone 07 4125 0193

Marlin Coast Community Support Group

Date: Second Thursday of each month, 10am - 12 noon
Location: Vision Australia, Cairns
Contact: Wendy on email wendynoakes@bigpond.com or phone 0407 353 858 

Maryborough Low Vision & Blind Persons Social Group

Date: First Monday of the month at 10.30am
Location: Parkside Café, Adelaide St, Maryborough
Contact: Kath on phone 0437 282 360


Gippsland, VIC

East Gippsland VIPs Bairnsdale

Date: First Wednesday of each month, 10.30am
Location: Bairnsdale RSL Club
Contact: Brenda by email brenke@bigpond.com or phone 03 5156 0506

Phillip Island Community Group

Date: Second Friday of every month, 11.30am – 2pm
Location: Various
Contact: Jean on email jean.radings@hotmail.com or phone 0456 161 799 

Thursday Lunch Group (Bairnsdale)

Date: Third Thursday of every month (except Jan) at 12pm
Location: Bowls Club Bairnsdale
Contact: Nalda on phone 03 5156 2743

Vision Australian Lunch Group Traralgon

Date: 1st Friday of every month
Location: Royal Exchange Hotel, Traralgon
Contact: Lana on phone 0418 506 255


Melbourne, VIC

Boronia Visionaries

Date: Third Monday of each month, 12 noon - 2pm 
Location: Vision Australia, Boronia
Contact: Wanda on phone 03 9802 5994

Darkroom Photography Group

Date: Weekend dates starting in 2017
Location: Various – contact Peter for details
Contact: Peter on email peter.males@visionaustralia.org or phone 0450 957 533

Dandenong Low Vision Group

Date: Every second Tuesday of each month; outing on the fourth Tuesday of each month
Location: Dandenong RSL Club
Contact: Carol on email grahamunger@bigpond.com or phone 03 9791 4835

Forest Hill Blackbirds Self Help Group

Date: First Monday of each month, 11am – 1.30pm
Location: Whitehorse Council Rooms, 79 Mahoneys Rd, Forest Hill
Contact: Shelley on email sduncan@dcsi.net.au or phone 0417 535 683

Giggles Cooking Group

Date: Every Second Tuesday (Lynbrook) and First Thursday of the month (Dandenong), 11am - 2pm
Location: Lynbrook Community Centre &  Vision Australia Dandenong 
Contact: Vision Australia's  South East Melbourne team on (03) 8791 0201 

Gym and Pool Program

Date: Mondays, 11am to 12pm
Location: Oasis Swimming Complex
Contact: Vision Australia's South East Melbourne team on 8791 0201 

Knitting Group

Date: First Thursday of the month, 10am - 12 noon
Location: Vision Australia Dandenong
Contact: Vision Australia's South East Melbourne team on 8791 0201 

Kooyong Client Support Group

Date: Weekly on Thursdays
Location: Vision Australia, Kooyong
Contact: Fiona by email fionalea@tpg.com.au or by phone 0427 298 918 

Mt Waverley Eyes Right

Date: Every first Monday of each month, 10am – 2pm
Location: 47 Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley
Contact: Wanda on phone 03 9802 5994

Oakleigh Low Vision Group

Date: First Wednesday of the month, 12.30pm - 2pm
Location: Oakleigh Senior Citizens Club
Contact: Vision Australia's South East Melbourne team on 8791 0201 

Pakenham Mens Group

Date: Every second Tuesday at 10am
Location: G'Day Coffee Café
Contact: Vision Australia's South East Melbourne team on 8791 0201

Red Legs Walking Group

Date: Thursdays, 10am till 12pm
Location: Oasis Swimming Complex
Contact: Vision Australia's South East Melbourne team on 8791 0201 

Seaford Low Vision Group

Date: Second Wednesday of the month, 12pm
Location: Seaford RSL
Contact: Vision Australia's South East Melbourne team on 8791 0201

Social Cooking Group

Date: Third Friday of each month, 10am – 1pm
Location: Dobson Park Pavilion, Ferntree Gully
Contact: Camela on phone 0417 383 252

Wednesday Wombats

Date: Second Wednesday of the month, 10am - 12 noon
Location: Vision Australia Kooyong
Contact: Angelina by email angelinapivagiblett@gmail.com


North and Central VIC

Shepparton Local Client Group

Date:  First Friday of each month, 11.30am
Location: Mojo's cafe
Contact: Sharon on email sselick@outlook.com or phone 03 5822 2878   

Western VIC

Geelong Local Client Support Group

Date: Fourth Thursday of every second month, 12noon
Location: Various - contact Brian for location
Contact: Brian on email bhunter2@tpg.com.au or phone 03 5244 0442

Geelong Recreation Local Client Group

Date: Ten pin every Tuesday at 10.45am; Lawn Bowls every Thursday at 11.45am
Location: Ten pin bowling in Belmont; lawn bowls at Highton
Contact: Peter on email petermadden@bigpond.com or phone 03 5241 6033

Warrnambool Dine Out Group

Date: Third Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm
Location: Various
Contact: Rose on phone 0428 931 032


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