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

Canberra Local Client Group

Date: various - contact Julie for dates
Location: Vision Australia, Canberra 
Contact: Julie by email Julie.Sunley@visionaustralia.org or phone 02 6132 5800

 

Canberra NightVision

Date: Contact Justin for dates
Location: Canberra Labor Club
Contact: Justin on phone 02 6254 6476

 


Illawarra and Southern NSW

Albury Local Client Group

Date: First Wednesday of each month, 2pm - 3pm.
Location: Vision Australia, Albury
Contact: Sally on email svbmcgregor@gmail.com

 

Albury Morning Tea Group

Date: Last Friday of the month at 11am
Location: SS&A Club
Contact: Troy on email troy.gladwell@visionaustralia.org or phone 02 6041 8800 

Albury Tai Chi Group

Date: Every Tuesday for 8 weeks (break between terms)
Location:  Mirambeena Community Centre
Contact: Troy on email troygladwell@visionaustralia.org or phone 02 6041 8800

Get Active 

Date: First weekend of the month
Location:  Vision Australia, Albury
Contact: Dan on email daniel.searle1@gmail.com or phone 02 6041 8800


 

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
Location: Moruya Bowling Club
Contact: Elaine on email reheskett@hotkey.net.au or phone 02 4471 6374

 


Gwen Booker Center 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

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

 

Wagga Social Group

Date: Second Thursday of month, 10.30am
Location: Vision Australia Wagga Wagga 
Contact: Bec on email rebecca.scott@visionaustralia.org or phone 02 6926 8500

 


Sydney, NSW

Bowling Group

Date: First Tuesday of each month, 10am 
Location: AMF centre, North Strathfield
Contact: Sandra on email sandracooper2014@gmail.com or phone 0459 902 625

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 


Dee Why VIP Support LCG

Date: Last Friday of each month, 10am
Location: Dee Why RSL
Contact: Maureen on maureeneves@gmail.com or phone 0412 092 771

 


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

 

Enfield Local Client Group

Date: First Thursday of each month, 10.30am
Location: Vision Australia, Enfield
Contact: Vicki on email vteyles@gmail.com or phone 02 9743 5404

Enfield Book Club

Date: First Thursday of each month, 1pm
Location: Vision Australia, Enfield
Contact:  Coral on email coralarnold@exemail.com.au or phone 02 9713 5734  



Enfield Exercise Group

Date: various - contact Kathy for details
Location: Vision Australia, Enfield
Contact:  Kathy on kathy.fela@visionaustralia.org or phone 02 9334 3231 



Enfield Martial Arts Group

Date: Every Wednesday at 11am
Location: Vision Australia, Enfield
Contact: Mark on mark@chisauclub.com.au    

 

Epping Social Group

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11am
Location: Various, contact Anne for details
Contact: Anne on anne.hadgraft@visionaustralia.org



Hawkesbury Vision Support LCG

Date: First Monday of each month at 10am
Location: Peppercorn Place
Contact: Terri on email terri.mottram3@gmail.com or phone 02 4572 7090

 


Hills VIP Local Client Group

Date: Last Wednesday of each month, 10.30am (except December and January)
Location: Castle Hill RSL
Contact: Josephine on email zaslawski114@gmail.com or phone 02 9872 6814



 

Smithfield Local Client Group

Date: First Tuesday of each month, 10am
Location: Smithfield RSL
Contact: Audrey on phone 02 9681 2187

 

Penrith Vision Impaired Support Group

Date: Third Wednesday of each month, 10am - 12 noon
Location: The Community Connections Building 114-116 Henry St Penrith, meeting rooms 1&2
Contact: Jill on email jhub11@spin.net.au or phone 02 4735 4658 

 

Randwick Coogee Sight Impaired LCG

Date: Last Wednesday of each month, 10.30am
Location: Various
Contact: Melinda on email mel69sommers@gmail.com or phone  0420 764 482

 


St George Area Community Group

Date: Last Wednesday of each month, 10.30am - 12 noon
Location: Rockdale RSL, 45 Bay St Rockdale
Contact: Cliff on phone 02 9588 3620

 



Central Coast and Hunter, NSW

Gosford Local Client Group

Date: Second Wednesday of each month, 10.30am
Location: Vision Australia, Gosford
Contact: Dorothy on phone 02 4329 6307


Maitland Vision Loss Support Group

Date: First Friday of each month, 10am
Location: Maitland District Leagues Club
Contact: Mick on email mnbaker@iprimus.com.au or phone 02 4934 7852

The Saturday Lunch Club 

Date: First Saturday of each month, 12 noon
Location: The Exchange Hotel, Hamilton
Contact: Bruce on email brucem58@hotmail.com or phone 0417 737 395

Morisset Local Client Group

Date: Last Tuesday of each month, 10:15am
Location: Multi Purpose Centre - Doris st Morriset
Contact: Shirley on phone 02 4973 1221 or email roowoman48@gmail.com

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

 



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

 

Casino Vision Impaired Group

Date: First Monday of each month, 10am
Location: Casino Baptist Church Hall
Contact: Mark by email markdenisecasinovip@hotmail.com or phone 0428 661 917

 

Coffs Harbour District LCG

Date: First Thursday of each month, 10am
Location: Neighbourhood Centre, Community Village, Earl Street, Coffs Harbour
Contact: Simone on email AgeingServices@openarms.org.au or phone 02 6692 4470

 

Lismore Vision Impaired Support Group Incorporated

Date: First Tuesday each month, 10am
Location: Lismore Workers Club
Contact: Cathy on phone 6622 1676


 

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


 

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

 



Brisbane, QLD

Bayside Low Vision LCG

Date: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month
Location: Donald Simpson Centre, Bloomfield St, Cleveland
Contact: Debbie on email debbielen.62@hotmail.com or phone 07 3823 1506

 


Brisbane Gold Local Client Group

Date: First Tuesday of each month, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Vision Australia, Coorparoo 
Contact: Robyn on email robyngrundy@optusnet.com.au or phone 07 3366 0021; Sarah on email Sarah.Boulton@ymail.com or phone 07 3129 5838

 


Vision Australia Focus Community Group

Date: Third Wednesday of each month
Location: Vision Australia, Coorparoo 
Contact: Annette on email alarndt@bigpond.com

 


Brisbane Swish Club

Date: Thursdays 6pm - 9pm and Sundays 12 noon - 2pm
Location: Brisbane Swish Club, Girl Guide Hut, Villa St, Yeronga
Contact: Tammy Jo on email brisbaneswish@gmail.com or phone 0422 212 368

 


City Low Vision Support Group

Date: Third Friday each month, 9.30am - 12 noon
Location: Catholic Centre, 143 Edward St, Brisbane
Contact: John on email jmdaven@netspace.net.au or phone 07 3266 3452

 


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 email jmdaven@netspace.net.au or phone 07 3266 3452

 


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 email mwarndt@bigpond.com or phone 07 3883 2905

 


Writing With A Vision

Date: First Friday of each month (except January), 1pm - 4pm 
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 Kalimina Dr, Broadbeach Waters
Contact: Rodney on email rodston@yahoo.com.au or phone 5665 9420

 

 


Sunshine Coast, QLD

South Burnett Vision Impaired Support Group

Date: Second Tuesday of each month, 10.30am 
Location: Kingaroy RSL club
Contact: Vision Australia Maroochydore on phone 07 5409 2200


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 07 5448 4748 

 


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

Cooloola Vision Impaired 
Date: Third Tuesday of each month, 10am
Location: Tin Can Bay Country Club, Kidd Straight, Tin Can Bay
Contact: Bill by email on 2orourkes@gmail.com or phone (07) 5488 0677


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 

 


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


Melbourne, VIC

Adrenaline Incorporated: Vision Australia Community Access Group

Date: Friday nights, at least once a month
Location: Various – contact Luke for details
Contact: Luke on phone 0409 436 773


 

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

 

Boronia Visionaries

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

 


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: Pamela on email pamelalawrence1952@hotmail.com or phone 03 9877 6515

 


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  

 


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 

Wangaratta Social Group

Date:  First Thursday and Friday of each month, 10am 
Location: Wangaratta RSL Club
Contact: Melissa on email Melissa.Cunningham@visionaustralia.org or phone 0417 485 423  

 


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

 


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