Come to a Meeting

If you have experienced or are facing laryngectomy surgery or care for someone who does, why not reach out to us?
Let us work with you as you navigate challenges in a positive way.

The Laryngectomee Association of New South Wales attempts to reach all laryngectomees in the state. But, regardless of which state you live in, all laryngectomees and people with a similar communication disability are welcome to become a member.

See below for support group locations, meeting schedules and contact information.

Please contact regional branches to confirm meeting dates and times.

Time and Place

Please check the details below for the next meeting date in Sydney.

For regional venues, please contact the facilitators.

Central Coast
Mid North Coast
Northern Rivers

Sydney Meeting details

Time:10:45 am – 12:30 pm,
Venue: First Floor, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, SYDNEY.
Weds 28th February,
Weds 17th April,
Weds 15th May – AGM,
Weds 17th July,
Weds 18th September and
Weds 20th November.

Laryngectomees, partners, carers, friends, and professionals all welcome.

Contact: The Secretary

Newcastle Meeting Details

12.30 – 2.00pm 3rd Tuesday of the month (January to December).
Mayfield Bowling Club, Ingall Street, Mayfield.

Contact: John Lovett OAM (02) 4954 8308

Central Coast Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Meeting Details

10am-12pm, 3rd Thursday of the month (January to December).

The Hive, ERINA FAIR (near Hobbysew).

Contacts: Head and Neck Cancer Nurse (02) 4320 9823. Facilitator – Gary Mar 0412 262145, email Cancer Council (02) 4336 4500

Mid North Coast Meeting details

The last Wednesday of March, June and September, and the 1st Wednesday of December.

The Colonial Rooms behind Saint Thomas Anglican Church, Hay Street, Port Macquarie.

Contact (02) 6580 1828

Northern Rivers Meeting Details

Meets four times annually in Lismore.

Contact Speech Pathologist Karen Kostal (02) 6629 4523 or (02) 6620 2157

Albury Meeting details

Contact: Jennifer Lepkhamany (Speech Pathologist) – or Albury Wodonga Health (02) 6058 4565 or Head and Neck Cancer Support Group – Ben Engel (02) 6064 1562

Coffs Harbour Meeting details

2pm, the 3rd Thursday of the month (February, April, June, August, October and December)
Shearwater Lodge, Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

Contact Melissa Parish (Speech Pathologist) (02) 6656 7606