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.
Mid North Coast
Sydney Meeting details
10:45 am, 3rd Wednesday of the month (February to November)
First Floor, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, SYDNEY.
Laryngectomees, partners, carers, friends, and professionals are all welcome.
Next meeting: Wednesday 15 March 2023.
Agenda: Social Only meeting – a social gathering of Laryngectomees, partners and friends.
Contact: The Secretary email@example.com
Newcastle Meeting Details
12.30 – 2.00pm 3rd Tuesday of the month (January to December).
Mayfield Bowling Club, Ingall Street, Mayfield.
Next meeting: Tuesday 21 March 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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) – 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