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Aged Care Services in Canberra ACT

Seniors’ Sites Canberra and ACT ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service  – Information, advice, referral. ACT Human Rights Office – can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas. ACT Office of the Community Advocate ACT Office for Ageing  – Includes Older Persons Portal, an online information source on… See more

Animals and Animal Welfare Clubs in Canberra Australia

Pets, Animals and Animal Welfare in Canberra and the ACT ACT Bull Terrier Club ACT Canine Association ACT Cat Alliance (website may no be current, see posts on the forum) ACT Companion Dog Club Avicultural Society of Canberra Canberra and District Aquarium Society Canberra Dogs – The one-stop website for all your local dog events… See more

Art and Craft Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Art and Craft Groups in Canberra and ACT artsACT – the ACT Government’s arts agency. Canberra Calligraphy Society holds workshops on the 4th Sunday of each month which include demonstrations and hands-on experience of calligraphy and its allied arts. Canberra Contemporary Arts Space Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild monthly meetings are held at 7.30pm at the… See more

Car Clubs, Auto CLubs, Motorcycle Clubs Canberra ACT Australia

Canberra Car, Auto, Motorcycle Clubs ACT BMW Motor Cycle Club ACT Mini Car Club ACT Model Car Racing Club ACT Motor Clubs ACT Street Machine Association Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club of Australia American Car Club of Australia Armstrong Siddeley Car Club Brindabella Motor Sports Club Canberra Antique and Classic Motor Club Canberra District Ducati Club… See more

Church Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Church and Religious Groups in Canberra Christian All Saints’ Church Ainslie Anglican Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn Australian Churches – ACT Churches list Calvary Chapel – Pentecostals of Canberra. Canberra Baptist Church Canberra Central Parish – Wesley Uniting Church and St Aidan’s Uniting Church. Canberra Home Churches Capital Bible Church Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and… See more

Community Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Canberra Community Groups ACT Communities Online – Government directory of community groups in the ACT. Canberra City Salvos Canberra Skeptics Inc – A non-profit association incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory for the purpose of promoting critical thinking. While it is a branch of the Australian Skeptics, the two organisations are independent. Community Councils Belconnen… See more

Costume & Reenactment Groups in Canberra ACT

Canberra Costume & Re-enactment Groups The Ancient Arts Fellowship is a Dark Ages re-enactment group based in Canberra which provides historical and educational displays.  Our members fight safely using period techniques and reproduction armour and weapons. The club focuses on Northern Europe and Britain in the 8th – 10th century, starting with the first Viking… See more

Crisis Services in Canberra ACT

Financial Help & Crisis Relief Alternatives to Violence Project  The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a network of independent not-for-profit grass-roots volunteer groups offering experiential workshops on creative conflict transformation in prisons, schools, and the wider community. Canberra Rape Crisis Centre – Sexual assault counselling for women and children. Kids Help Line  is Australia’s… See more

Dance Societies and Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Dance Societies and Groups in Canberra, ACT ACT Square Dancing Society Bush Dancers Display Group Canberra Contra Club – A traditional form of American social dancing. Canberra Old Time Dance Club Earthly Delights Historic Dance Society – A non-profit group that hosts regular social dances. For details of the next dance see the website. The… See more

Disability Services in Canberra ACT

Disability Services and Information Canberra ACT Advocacy for Inclusion  – Providing individual and systemic advocacy to improve life for people who have a disability. Formerly Advocacy ACTion Inc and People First ACT Inc. Citizens Advice Bureau  – helps people to remove physical and sensory barriers to access in the ACT through a comprehensive referral service… See more

Drug Rehabilitation Services in Canberra ACT

Alcohol and Drugs – Information and Rehabilitation Quit Smoking Australian Drug Information Network links to an extensive range of information about alcohol and other drugs. Directions ACT – strives to reduce harms associated with alcohol and/or other drugs by providing information and education, clean injecting equipment, practical health interventions, counselling, referral and support and detoxification… See more

Emergency Services in Canberra ACT

Emergency and Essential Services Police, Fire, Ambulance – In an emergency dial 000 Australian Federal Police Responsible for policing in Canberra and the ACT Crime Stoppers – Phone 1800 333 000 If you need police to attend an address or you need immediate police assistance DO NOT PHONE CRIME STOPPERS. In an emergency dial 000… See more

Environmental Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Environmental Groups and Links for Canberra ACT Commissioner for the Environment Canberra Environment and Sustainability Resource Centre – Cnr Lawson Cres and Lennox Crossing, Acton is a grass roots organisation committed to supporting the community of Canberra and the South East region in the advancement of the principles of ecological sustainability and environmental protection through knowledge… See more

Fishing in Canberra ACT Australia

Fishing Clubs Canberra Australian National Sport Fishing Association (NSW Branch) Canberra Fisherman’s Club local sport fishing club for competitive and social fishermen alike. Canberra Angler’s Association Echuca and Moama Sport Fishing Club Southern Bass Club  … See more

Food and Wine Groups in Canberra and the ACT, Australia

Food and Wine Groups in Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Canberra Brewers’ Club – Meeting on the first Thursday of every month, at The Harmonie German Club, the club is aims to promote good brewing, good beer and good fellowship. Canberra Capital & Country Convivium – A group for those who wish to… See more

Gaming Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Games Clubs in Canberra ANU Chess Club includes links to other local chess clubs BFACT – Bridge Federation ACT Inc. Billiards and Snooker Association ACT welcomes prospective members from all groups; male, female, young and old, and encourage participation by coaching and promotion of our sport at each opportunity. Canberra Bridge Club provides a friendly… See more

Government in Canberra Australia

Government in Canberra As Australia’s capital, Canberra is home to Parliament House and the High Court of Australia as well as many federal government departments and agencies, plus associated businesses,  organisations and foreign embassies. Local Government Queanbeyan City Council Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly performs the roles of both a city council and territory government… See more

Grief and Bereavement Support, Funeral Flowers etc for Canberra ACT

Canberra Support Groups for Grief and Bereavement Canberra After Suicide Support Group Bears of Hope – Support and guidance for parents who have lost their baby during pregnancy, birth or infancy. Bears of Hope offers face to face and online support groups, highly informative website, Bears Of Hope Keepsakes, phone and email support, home and… See more

Groups for Young People in Canberra ACT Australia

Activities and organisations for Children and Young People in Canberra ACT Branch of the Australian Education Union ACT Scouts Canberra Preschool Society – Aims to promote quality early learning. Canberra Youth Music – Orchestras, bands, choirs and string ensembles. Canberra Youth Theatre – For youth aged 8 to 25. Galilee has served the Canberra community… See more

Health Services in Canberra ACT

Health Resources and information Canberra ACT A.C.T Hepatitis C Council The Treatment Support Program is a counselling service for people undergoing and/or seeking treatment for Hepatitis C. ACT Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society Inc – Provides support, information and advocacy for people affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and/or Fibromyalgia Syndrome… See more

Help and Support for Parents in Canberra ACT

Help for Parents & Families Australian Breastfeeding Association (formerly Nursing Mothers’ Association of Australia) Australian Children’s Contact Services Association Inc – A non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and limitations of supervised parent/child contact services, provides a network for members and promotes quality in service provision Australian Parents Council represents the views… See more

Historical Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Genealogy and Local History Groups in Canberra ACT Registrar-General’s Office – Births, deaths, and marriages records. Anglican Historical Society (Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn) Archives ACT provides access to publicly available ACT Government records older than 20 years Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies – See Family History Unit Australian Railway Historical… See more

Hospitals in Canberra ACT

In an Emergency If you require immediate medical assistance dial 000 See also Emergency and Essential Services Hospitals & Medical Services in Canberra ACT Brindabella Hearing Centre Modern assessment techniques, treatment programmes and products to help an extensive range of hearing problems Calvary Private Hospital operated by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary… See more

Lawn Bowls Canberra ACT Australia

Canberra ACT Lawn Bowls Clubs Canberra City Bowling Club Captains Flat RSL & Citizens Bowling Club south-east of Canberra Queanbeyan RSL Memorial Bowling Club Tuggeranong Valley Lawn Bowls Club / Vikings Town Centre Bowls Club Yowani Country Club Bowling Club Lawn Bowls Associations Bowls Australia Bowls ACT… See more

Legal Help and Information in Canberra ACT

Canberra Legal Help and Information Austlii – Australian Legal Information Institute – Cases & Legislation Crime Stoppers  – Phone 1800 333 000 If you need police to attend an address or you need immediate police assistance DO NOT PHONE CRIME STOPPERS. In an emergency dial 000 Lawstuff – Legal info for young people in Australia. Lawstuff… See more

Model Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Models and Hobby Groups in Canberra and the ACT Canberra Model Railway Club – Runs the annual Canberra Model Railway Expo. Canberra Model Shipwrights Society – The group holds regular exhibitions. Canberra Model Yacht Club Canberra Monaro N Scale Group – The group’s main aim is to promote and participate in N scale railway modeling… See more

Multi-cultural Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Multicultural Groups in Canberra & ACT ACT Government Multicultural and Community Engagement Group – follow the Directory link for contact details of Canberra and ACT cultural organisations. AfricanOz – An online resource for people of African heritage or those who have an interest in Africa. Australian Arabic Council – Is committed to human rights and… See more

Performing Arts Groups in Canberra  Australia

Canberra Performing Arts Groups A Chorus of Women – “Our presentations incorporate story, drama, dance and the visual arts to complement the songs. The material is original and responds to the issues that concern us – most recently climate change.” Andante Andante Choir – Australia’s only group to sing only ABBA songs! Australian Rugby Choir –… See more

Public Speaking Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Public Speaking Canberra ACT ACT Debating Union Rostrum – find clubs around Australia on their website District 70 Toastmasters – Covers NSW and the ACT.  Find a club. Ainslie Toastmasters Club ANU Toastmasters Club Bruce Toastmasters Club Benjamin Toastmasters Canberra City Toastmasters Club Canberra Gourmet Toastmasters Civic Toastmasters Club Gavel Club – Public speaking for… See more

Radio, Television, Movie Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Canberra and ACT Radio ACT Filmmakers’ Network Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) public radio stations: ABC Radio homepage ABC Canberra 666 ABC local radio ABC Classic FM – Australia’s national classical music network.  Listen in Canberra on 102.3FM or online. DIG Internet Radio – Music with Depth, streamed live over the internet. NewsRadio – Continuous news… See more

Schools and Education in Canberra Australia

Schools in Canberra ACT Department of Education & Community Services Tuggeranong Link is a not-for-profit community organisation that operates some very successful and highly regarded Playschools. Government schools Ainslie Primary School Aranda Primary School Arawang Primary School Bonython Primary School Calwell Primary School Campbell Primary School Chapman Primary School Charles Conder Primary School Charnwood Primary… See more

Science Groups in Canberra Australia

Science Groups and Links in the ACT Canberra Astronomical Society – The group was established in 1969 for amateur astronomers. Canberra Skeptics Inc – A non-profit association dedicated to promoting critical thinking. The group holds regular meetings and lectures. Planetarium and Observatory Association of Canberra – After the close of the Canberra Space Dome and… See more

Services for Children and Young Adults in Canberra ACT

Help for Children and Young Adults ACT Human Rights Office can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas. Anti-Discrimination Commission can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas. Australian Children’s Contact Services Association Inc “ACCSA is a non-profit association which promotes sound analysis… See more

Services for Men in Canberra ACT

Men’s Support and Information in Canberra ACT ACT Human Rights Office – can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas. Alternatives to Violence Project  The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a network of independent not-for-profit grass-roots volunteer groups offering experiential workshops on creative conflict transformation in prisons, schools… See more

Services for Women in Canberra ACT

Women – sources of help in Canberra ACT ACT Human Rights Office  – can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas. ACT Office for Women Alternatives to Violence Project  The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a network of independent not-for-profit grass-roots volunteer groups offering experiential workshops on creative… See more

Social Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Canberra Social Groups The Brindabella Women’s Group is a self run community group that offers support and a social, creative outlet for women with young children, in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Activities include belly dancing, beading, tai chi and discussions on parenting, relationships and women’s wellbeing. Childcare is provided. Canberra Skeptics Inc – A non-profit… See more

Sport and sporting clubs in Canberra ACT Australia

Sports News, Associations and Organisations ACT Tennis ABC Sports News ABC Cricket News Australian Sports Commission Australian Deaf Sports Federation Royal Life Saving ACT Branch NSW Swimming Western Sydney Academy of Sport Coast and Mountain Walkers of NSW AFL Rugby Union… See more

Support Groups and Services in Canberra ACT

Support Groups – Someone to talk to Canberra Lifeline ANU Counselling – free and confidential service for staff and students at Australian National University. PANDSI (Post & Ante Natal Depression Support & Information Inc.) provides support, health promotion, advocacy, perinatal mental health education and referral information for families in the Canberra and ACT region who… See more

Support Groups in Canberra ACT  Australia

Canberra Support and Networking Groups ACT Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society Inc – Provides support, information and advocacy for people affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and/or Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) in the Canberra region. ADHD Support Canberra & Queanbeyan Amyloidosis Support Groups – US-based. The site publicises all Australian support meetings… See more

Victims of Crime Services in Canberra ACT

Canberra Victims of Crime 1800RESPECT – National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7 – Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence? Seeking to support someone who is? We can help. Phone 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au. For more information about a service in your state or local area download… See more

Volunteer Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Canberra and ACT Volunteer Groups Volunteers are always needed and it is a quick way to make friends.  See also community groups. ACT Libraries – Require volunteers for the collection management unit, the heritage and public libraries and the home library service. ACT Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society Inc – Provides support, information and advocacy… See more

Watchdogs and Information for Canberra ACT

Watchdogs and Other Sources of Information ACT ACT Human Rights Office ACT Office of Fair Trading – provides information to consumers and assists and protects the community through the administration of fair trading legislation and the registration and compliance of businesses in specific industries. Australian Capital Territory Ombudsman  – Handling complaints about government.  … See more

Womens Social and Support Groups in Canberra ACT Australia

Canberra & ACT Women’s Groups ACT Office for Women – Aims to provide advice and strategic direction to the Minister for Women on issues affecting females in the ACT, and to improve the status of women. The Brindabella Women’s Group is a self run community group that offers support and a social, creative outlet for… See more

Writing and Literature Groups in Canberra ACT  Australia

Writing and Literature Groups Canberra ACT Writers Centre Canberra Society of Editors Children’s Book Council of Australia ACT Branch The Independent Scholars Association of Australia Inc is a network of scholars pursuing interests in the broad streams of the humanities, arts and sciences. Their work is produced in a variety of forms including book and… See more