Support Groups - to meet or go digital

Sometimes, no one understands what you are going through quite like someone else who is in the same boat. Arthritis Queensland’s support groups provide the opportunity to meet people who understand. Members share information, ideas, and experiences, so that everyone benefits. Each group is unique, but benefits include varied guest speakers, Tai Chi programs, and warm water exercise sessions.

Support Groups

Our support groups are run by generous individuals across the State, who volunteer their time to provide valuable support to people in their local communities. New members are always welcome. Join in a group near you!

Arthritis Queensland has support groups in:

  • Bundaberg
  • Ipswich
  • Rockhampton
  • Sunnybank
  • Toowoomba
  • Townsville
  • Cairns
  • Kingaroy/South Burnett
  • Maroochydore

Call the helpline on 1800 011 041 or visit the support groups webpage for more information on meeting times and locations.

Facebook Groups

For anyone who can’t commit to monthly meetings or who doesn’t have a support group in their area, our Facebook groups are a great way for Queenslanders to meet others and share experiences, advice and support.

Swell Gals

Are you a woman living with inflammatory arthritis? Join our Swell Gals Facebook group. Arthritis Queensland formed this closed Facebook group in April and it has rapidly grown to over 200 members. Swell Gals is a group of caring women, administered by Arthritis Queensland volunteer Sam Moss. Join our Facebook group today by following the links! Call Arthritis Queensland on 1800 011 041 or email for more information.

Juvenile Arthritis Parents and Families

Juvenile Arthritis Parents and Families – Arthritis Queensland is an online support group provided by Arthritis Queensland, for parents of children living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The vision for Juvenile Arthritis Parents and Families is simple, to provide support to the newly diagnosed & provide a safe place where parents of children with JIA can share their stories, new & ongoing. 

Call the helpline on 1800 011 041 or visit the webpage for more information on our Facebook groups and online forums.