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Family Support Meetings - Important Information

If you require support please call our Support Line: 24/7 Telephone Line: 1300 368 186 or book an online 1 to 1 with a FDS worker through Sage.fm

All Support Meetings

Family Support Meetings

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. General enquiries: FDS Head Office (02) 4782 9222

NOTE:  MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

No support meetings in your area? Check out the new FDS Online video resource here: http://www.fdsonline.org.au

18
Jun
2024

Online Family Support Meeting - NSW - Statewide (incorporating New England/North West NSW)

18-06-2024 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free
Tuesday every fortnight 
(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)
 
 Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 
Please click on this link to register for this group: Online Family Support Meeting - NSW - New England - North West NSW
 
Enquiries: Cigdem 0490 781 927 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222
19
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Warwick

19-06-2024 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Free

3rd Wednesday of the month
(4.00 pm - 6.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Williams Hall, 37 Guy Street, Warwick
Enquiries: Edgar 0484 002 178 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

19
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Maroochydore

19-06-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

3rd Wednesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Community Focus Association, 3/2-4 Ann Maree Close, Maroochydore
Enquiries:  Mona 0491 091 630 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

19
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - ACT - Braddon

19-06-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Braddon Salvation Army, Cnr of Fawkner and Elouera Streets, Braddon, ACT. 
Enquiries: Katelyn 0490 801 609 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

19
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Penrith

19-06-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

3rd Wednesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Uniting Church, 15 Evan Street, Penrith (behind Fire Station)
Enquiries: Kylie 0490 783 571 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

19
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Modbury

19-06-2024 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free

Wednesday every fortnight
(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Turramurra Recreation Centre, 1000 Lower North East Road, Highbury.
Enquiries: Arneen 0490 785 175 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

19
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Hallett Cove

19-06-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Wednesday every fortnight
(7 pm - 9 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Hallett Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallett Cove
Enquiries: Vicky 0492 821 081 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

20
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Port Augusta

20-06-2024 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Free

3rd Thursday of the month
(5.00 pm - 7.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Fountain Gallery, 43 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta
Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

20
Jun
2024

Support Meeting - VIC - Footscray

20-06-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Cohealth -  215 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC  

Enquiries:  Cadence 0493 683 860 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

24
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Brompton

24-06-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Monday every fortnight
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: '19 On Green' Community Centre, Industry Room, 19 Green Street, Brompton
Enquiries: Jan 0490 759 649 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

24
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Burwood

24-06-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Every Monday
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Jackett Room, Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood
Enquiries: Kylie 0490 783 571, Heidi 0490 789 357 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

25
Jun
2024

Bereavement Support Meeting - SA - Thebarton

25-06-2024 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Free

New

Tuesday, 26 March 2024
(5.30 pm - 7.30 pm)

Non-religious, open meeting for family members and friends impacted by the loss of someone who was using drugs and/or alcohol. Join us to talk or just listen in a safe space with people who care.

Venue: Family Drug Support Office, 42 Anderson Street, Thebarton
Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Head Office (02) 4782 9222

25
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Mount Gravatt

25-06-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

Last Tuesday of the Month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Mount Gravatt Community Centre, 1693 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
Enquiries: Sophie 0490 782 560 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

25
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Manly

25-06-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

4th Tuesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm) 

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Community Northern Beaches, 52 Raglan Street, Manly
Enquiries: Kylie 0490 783 571 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222 

26
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Bayside

26-06-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

Last Wednesday of the Month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Salvation Army Bayside Community Church, Cnr Macarthur Street & McDonald Road, Alexandra Hills.
Enquiries: Jascinta 0490 788 382 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

26
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Newcastle

26-06-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

4th Wednesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Uniting Church, 199 Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow
(On street parking. 200 m walk from Broadmeadow Railway Station)
Enquiries: Heidi 0490 789 357 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

26
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Hove

26-06-2024 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Free

New Meeting

Wednesday every fortnight
(6.30 pm - 8.30 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Activity Room 1, Holdfast Bay Community Centre, 51 King George Avenue, Hove, SA, 5048
Enquiries: Vicky 0492 821 081 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

26
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Leabrook

26-06-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free

Wednesday every fortnight
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

 Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Knightsbridge Baptist Church meeting room, 455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook
Enquiries: Angela 0428 271 743 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

26
Jun
2024

Online Family Support Meeting - VIC - Geelong

26-06-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Free
Wednesday every fortnight
(7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

This group is online temporarily - Please call Chloe 0448 177 083 to register

Enquiries:  Chloe 0448 177 083 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

27
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - QLD - Cairns Northern Beaches

27-06-2024 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Free
4th Thursday of the month
(5.30 pm - 7.30 pm)
 
** This Meeting will be run online temporarily** 
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Enquiries: Mona 0491 091 630 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222
27
Jun
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Ringwood

27-06-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 
 
Venue: Eastern Volunteers - Suite 1, 36 New Street,  Ringwood, VIC
 

Enquiries:  Andrea 0493 683 856 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

02
Jul
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Frankston

02-07-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Tuesday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Peninsula Health: Level 2, Group Room 2, 2 Hastings Rd Frankston Hospital, Frankston VIC

Enquiries: Andrea 0493 683 856  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

04
Jul
2024

Support Meeting - VIC - Footscray

04-07-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Cohealth -  215 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC  

Enquiries:  Cadence 0493 683 860 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

11
Jul
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Ringwood

11-07-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 
 
Venue: Eastern Volunteers - Suite 1, 36 New Street,  Ringwood, VIC
 

Enquiries:  Andrea 0493 683 856 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

11
Jul
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Barossa

11-07-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

2nd Thursday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Venue: Christian Community Hub - 83 Murray Street, Tanunda SA

Enquiries: Catherine 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222



16
Jul
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Frankston

16-07-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Tuesday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Peninsula Health: Level 2, Group Room 2, 2 Hastings Rd Frankston Hospital, Frankston VIC

Enquiries: Andrea 0493 683 856  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

18
Jul
2024

Support Meeting - VIC - Footscray

18-07-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Cohealth -  215 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC  

Enquiries:  Cadence 0493 683 860 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

24
Jul
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Newcastle

24-07-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

4th Wednesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Uniting Church, 199 Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow
(On street parking. 200 m walk from Broadmeadow Railway Station)
Enquiries: Heidi 0490 789 357 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

25
Jul
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Ringwood

25-07-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 
 
Venue: Eastern Volunteers - Suite 1, 36 New Street,  Ringwood, VIC
 

Enquiries:  Andrea 0493 683 856 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

30
Jul
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Frankston

30-07-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Tuesday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Peninsula Health: Frankston Hospital, Level 2, Group Room 2, 2 Hastings Road, Frankston VIC

Enquiries: Andrea 0493 683 856  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

01
Aug
2024

Support Meeting - VIC - Footscray

01-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Cohealth -  215 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC  

Enquiries:  Cadence 0493 683 860 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

08
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Ringwood

08-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 
 
Venue: Eastern Volunteers - Suite 1, 36 New Street,  Ringwood, VIC
 

Enquiries:  Andrea 0493 683 856 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

08
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - SA - Barossa

08-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

2nd Thursday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Venue: Christian Community Hub - 83 Murray Street, Tanunda SA

Enquiries: Catherine 0457 030 805 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222



13
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Frankston

13-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Tuesday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Peninsula Health: Frankston Hospital, Level 2, Group Room 2, 2 Hastings Road, Frankston VIC

Enquiries: Andrea 0493 683 856  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

15
Aug
2024

Support Meeting - VIC - Footscray

15-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Cohealth -  215 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC  

Enquiries:  Cadence 0493 683 860 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

22
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Ringwood

22-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 
 
Venue: Eastern Volunteers - Suite 1, 36 New Street,  Ringwood, VIC
 

Enquiries:  Andrea 0493 683 856 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

27
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Frankston

27-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Tuesday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Peninsula Health: Frankston Hospital, Level 2, Group Room 2, 2 Hastings Road, Frankston VIC

Enquiries: Andrea 0493 683 856  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

28
Aug
2024

Family Support Meeting - NSW - Newcastle

28-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

4th Wednesday of the month
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)

Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.

Venue: Uniting Church, 199 Broadmeadow Road, Broadmeadow
(On street parking. 200 m walk from Broadmeadow Railway Station)
Enquiries: Heidi 0490 789 357 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

29
Aug
2024

Support Meeting - VIC - Footscray

29-08-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Cohealth -  215 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC  

Enquiries:  Cadence  0493 683 860 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

05
Sep
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Ringwood

05-09-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Thursday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 
 
Venue: Eastern Volunteers - Suite 1, 36 New Street,  Ringwood, VIC
 

Enquiries:  Andrea 0493 683 856 or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

10
Sep
2024

Family Support Meeting - VIC - Frankston

10-09-2024 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free
Tuesday every fortnight
(6.00 pm - 8.00 pm)
 
Non-religious, open meetings for family members and friends impacted by the use of drugs and/or alcohol by others. Open to anyone and providing opportunities to talk and listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment.
 

Venue: Peninsula Health: Frankston Hospital, Level 2, Group Room 2, 2 Hastings Road, Frankston VIC

Enquiries: Andrea 0493 683 856  or Head Office (02) 4782 9222

To be advised

Family Support Meeting - WA - Mandurah

To be advised
Free

Every Friday
(10.30 am - 11.30 am)

Open meetings for family members of individuals using substances/alcohol.

Venue: Peel Health Hub, 91 Allnutt Street, Mandurah, WA.
Enquiries: (08) 9581 4010

Please note:  This meeting is run by an external health provider to FDS and we recommend to call the number above to check details prior to attending. 


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Supporting families and friends of people who use substances as well as bereaved families in Australia.

SUPPORT LINE (24 Hours - 7 Days)
Phone: 1300 368 186


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