Join 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.

Schedule and Location

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

For regional venues, please contact the facilitators.

Sydney
Central Coast
Newcastle
Mid North Coast
Northern Rivers
Albury
Coffs/Clarence

Sydney Meeting details

Next meeting: 18-May-2022 Annual General Meeting

10:45 am, 3rd Wednesday of the month (February to November)
First Floor, Sydney Mechanics Institute, 280 Pitt Street, SYDNEY.

Laryngectomees, partners, carers, friends, and professionals all welcome. Meeting followed by a light lunch.

Contact: The Secretary admin@lansw.org.au

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 gsm18@live.com.au Cancer Council (02) 4336 4500

Newcastle Meetings Details

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

Contact John Lovett (02) 4954 8308

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) – Jennifer.Lepkhamany@awh.org 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
melissa.parish@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au