Peer Support Groups Locations

Most of our groups are geographically based and may include members with a mix of different musculoskeletal conditions. There are also a number of groups that relate to specific conditions and age groups.

Groups meet the needs of their members, so activities vary between groups. We have listed additional activities with the group details, if they have trained leaders who run activities such as nordic walking, tai chi, warm water exercise, strength training or self management courses.

Find a peer support group today! 

Condition or age specific groups

Ankylosing spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Working age/young adults

All group locations

Albury

JAM Support Group Inc
Contact John - 0422 827 682
Additional activities: Warm water exercise   

Albury/Wodonga

WAGS - Water Action Group Society  
Contact: Kath - 0428 578 788
Additional activities: Warm water exercise   

Ararat

Ararat Arthritis Support Group
Contact Catherine McAdie - 5352 1817

Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale Fibromyalgia Support Group
Contact Chris Bugg - 0412 598 830

Bairnsdale Lupus Support Group
Contact Nancy Anderson - 5152 5353

Ballarat

Ballarat Arthritis Support Group
Contact Lucy - 0411 703 902  

Ballarat Fibromyalgia and CFS Self Help Group
Contact Jenny - 0403 220 525

Bendigo

Bendigo Arthritis Club Inc
Contact Marj - 0417 473 927
Additional activities: Warm water exercise, Nordic walking

Bendigo Fibromyalgia Peer Support Group        
Contact Juanita - 0419 330 060

Benalla

Benalla Arthritis Support Group
Contact Deborah Smith – 5761 4500
Additional activities: Nordic walking        

Black Rock

Fibro Frog Support Group
Contact Cassie Butler – 0407 853 089    

Colac

Colac Arthritis Self Help Group
Contact Barry Gourley - 5231 4641
Additional activities: Warm water exercise, Self management 

Cranbourne

Cranbourne Arthritis Support Group Inc
Contact Joan Impey - 5990 9116
Additional activities: Warm water exercise           

Hunters Green Arthritis Self Help Group
Contact Lesley - 5998 4278
Additional activities: Warm water exercise, Tai chi     

Frankston

Frankston Arthritis Self Help Group
Contact Noel White - 9766 0353
Additional activities: Warm water exercise, Tai chi     

Frankston FMS/CFS Self Help Support Group
Contact Keith Rolfe - 5998 0160   

Geelong

Geelong Lupus and Sjogren's Support Group
Contact Annette Hanigan - 5259 1063 
Additional activities: Warm water exercise, Strength training, Tai chi, Nordic walking, Self management  

Glen Waverley

Eastern Suburbs Hydrotherapy Inc
Contact Bronwyn - 0467 631 835
Additional activities: Warm water exercise    

Hamilton  

Hamilton Arthritis & Osteoporosis Peer Support Group
Contact June Rundell - 5572 1905 

Healesville

Healesville Arthritis Self Help Support Group
Contact Judy Bail 5962 4703 
Additional activities: Strength training, Chair based exercise      

Heidelberg

Ankylosing Spondylitis Group of Victoria
Austin Hospital, Heidelberg        
Contact Annie - 0408 343 104

Horsham

Horsham Self Help Group
Contact Wayne - 0448 825 627
Additional activities: Chair based exercise    

Kilsyth

Yarra Ranges Lupus Support Group
Contact Owen Fitzsimons - 9728 3889 

Korong

South Loddon Arthritis & Chronic Illness Support Group
Contact Gracey Jackson-Stute - 5494 3518
Additional activities: Tai chi     

Korumburra

South Gippsland Arthritis Support Group
Contact Diane - 5658 1443             

Maidstone

Vietnamese Happy Living with Arthritis Group
Contact Khanh Tuan Nguyen - 9356 9418      

Melbourne

Melbourne Osteoporosis Support Group Inc
Contact Beryl Logie - 9885 2839
Additional activities: Self management

Mildura

Mildura Arthritis Support Group
Contact Janice Walters - 0434 920 935

Mornington

Mornington Arthritis Support Group
Contact Sarah - 0411 328 191 

Mortlake

Mortlake Better Health Group
Contact Jenny Grice - 5558 7000                  

Mt Beauty

Alpine Arthritis Group
Contact Heather Jackson - 5754 4987
Additional activities: Warm water exercise, Nordic walking   

Mt Waverley

South East Melbourne Osteoporosis Support Group  
Contact Carole Marshall - 9568 8727 

Narre Warren

Narre Warren Arthritis Self Help Group Inc
Contact Vicki Callaway - 9754 3100
Additional activities: Warm water exercise           

Newborough

Moe/Narracan Arthritis Self Help Group
Contact Carol - 5127 8892
Additional activities: Warm water exercise           

Pakenham

Pakenham Arthritis Self Help Group Inc
Contact Lynette Horskins - 5940 0893
Additional activities: Warm water exercise, Chair based exercise, Walking group  

Parkdale

Parkdale Arthritis Self Help Group
Contact Jenny Coleman - 9583 4515                       

Sale

Sale Arthritis Peer Support Group
Contact Joy Flint -5144 3194

San Remo

San Remo Arthritis Self Help Group
Contact Grace Ippel - 5671 9200    
Additional activities: Nordic walking, Self management 

Scoresby

Eastern Region Lupus Support Group
Contact Kheen - 0421 222 445              

Swan Hill

Swan Hill Self Help Group
Contact Fay - 5032 2777

Wangaratta

Kiewa and Ovens Arthritis Self Help Group                          
Contact Leigh - 5750 1309       

Warragul

Warragul Arthritis Self Help Group
Contact Karen Algie - 5622 3638 or 0417 272 598 
Additional activities: Warm water exercise, Chair based exercise    

Baw Baw Region Arthritis Support Group
Warragul Uniting Church              
Contact Beverly - 5622 3787

Warrnambool

Warrnambool Arthritis Support
Contact Josephine Gibbs-Dwyer - 0410 053 542

Wedderburn 

South Loddon Arthritis and Chronic Illness Support Group            
Contact Gracey - 5494 3326

Yarra Junction

Glen's Goldie's Self Help Support Group
Contact Pat Hole - 5966 5637
Additional activities: Warm water exercise

Young adults

Joint Support - Young Adults Arthritis Group
Contact Erin - 0439 833 336             

Mornington Arthritis Support Group 
Contact Sarah - 0411 328 191   

Young Adults with Arthritis + 
Contact Amanda - 0438 084 366

Young Women’s Arthritis Support Group
Contact -  Naomi 0413 005 246 or Rosemary 0400 447 624
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