Kidney Health Australia provides special support for children living with chronic kidney disease, including an annual national camp and other activity programs. These allow children and their families to interact with others who have similar health issues and develop peer support networks.

An important focus for our effectiveness at Kidney Health Australia is achieving the best possible outcomes from the smartest investment of our resources and funds. With the exciting appointment our new CEO Mikaela Stafrace, we have been reviewing all of our activities to ensure we’re delivering appropriate program and services, which benefit all Australians living with kidney disease equally. 

Community Volunteer Leaders across Australia will work with local consumers to bring this together. As we move into 2017 we will advise our consumers of support programs with a differnet focus. 

The benefits of attending a Kidney Club in your city
Our Kidney Clubs are support groups specifically for people with any stage of kidney disease, who are on dialysis, have had or are waiting for a kidney transplant, or have one or more health conditions that can cause kidney function impairment. 

The major benefit of people with kidney disease and their families joining a Kidney Club is meeting other people who have experience with kidney disease, or any chronic disease. You can learn from others how to cope with and manage your daily needs, how to provide appropriate and effective care, and how to more easily live with your condition. You can also learn about available resources and how others solve problems you may be experiencing.

Kidney Clubs can be held across metropolitan and regional Australia. Meetings are organised with the assistance of local hospitals, volunteers and community groups.

For more information about local support programs and Kidney Clubs in your State, email or freecall 1800 454 363.  Check our Kidney Club directory below for local events.



South Australia

Adelaide Kidney Club
Sunday 19 March 2017 from 10:30am to 12:00pm (see poster)
Venue: Kidney Health Australia - Adelaide Office, Level 1 - 136 Frome Street, Adelaide
(Building between Worsnop Avenue and Dawkins Place) see map here.

Please RSVP by Thursday 16 March by contacting: Kidney Health Australia
by freecall 1800 454 363 or email
Adelaide Coffee and Chat
Meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 10.30 am to 12.30pm at Sheoak Cafe, 38 Sheoak Road, Belair. View their poster here. Enquiries: call Joy on 08 8392 2809 or email

New South Wales

Armidale Kidney Club
Meetings held on 4th Wednesday of every month from 2pm to 5 pm at 115 Butler Avenue, Armidale. Parking out the back - “One of a kind community hub”. Afternoon tea provided. Meetings open to all patients affected by kidney disease and their families. No RSVP required, just drop in. Enquiries: phone Nicki on 0427 903 227 or email 

Blacktown Kidney Club
Open Blacktown Kidney Club flyer here. Enquiries: freecall 1800 454 363 or email

Euroballa Renal Support and Organ Donor Awareness 
Meet monthly at Bridge Plaza in Batemans Bay
Enquiries: phone Brad Rossiter 0458 534 470 or

Hunter and Northern Kidney Association
Meet 2nd Tuesday, each month except January
7pm in Conference room, Wansey Dialysis Centre, 1a Dudley Road, Charlestown
Enquiries: Michael Jameson on 0410 587 977 or

Northern Territory

Alice Springs Kidney Club
Enquiries: freecall 1800 454 363 or email
Local contact: Hayley Connelly, Flynn Drive Renal Unit on 08 8951 6785.
Kidney Club meeting poster.

Darwin Kidney Club
Enquiries: freecall 1800 454 363 or email


Cairns Kidney Club
Enquiries: freecall 1800 454 363 or email

Harvey Bay (Fraser Coast) Kidney Club
Enquiries: freecall 1800 454 363 or email
Local contact: Lynne Abell or Debra Dow, Hervey Bay Renal Unit, 07 4325 6850.

Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast) Kidney Club
Enquiries: freecall 1800 454 363 or email


Hobart Kidney Club
Enquiries: freecall 1800 454 363 or email

Tamar Renal Support Group
Meet regularly 4th Saturday in month 10.15am at Belle's Tea Room, Macquarie Street, George Town (50km nth of Launceston). Enquiries: Kelvin on 0428 617 697 or


Goulburn Valley Kidney Club
Enquiries: Carmel Chaston on 03 5795 2541 or email

Dialysis and Tansplant Association (D.A.T.A.)
Patient self-help group of people with kidney failure, their families, carers and friends. D.A.T.A. Victoria members on dialysis can access low cost holiday homes (two with dialysis options) for family holiday at Rosebud, Yarrawonga, Blackburn. Find out more at 

Western Australia

North Perth Kidney Club
and South Perth Kidney Club
Enquiries: freecall 1800 454 363 or email

Albany Kidney Support Group
Small group of transplant recipients, dialysers, family and friends sharing information, experience and socialising. We also raise funds for the comfort of dialysis patients in our local unit. 

Enquiries: Shirley Harding on 08 9844 8404 or email her at

Renal Support Group (Bunbury) South West WA
Meet face to face regularly. This group also engages via a private Facebook group. 
Enquiries: Lulu Paxton on 0417 182 811 or email



Search Facebook to find online groups of kidney minded people. New groups are often private (apply to join - to protect privacy). After engaging with others in a support group who share a common experience, you learn you are not unique - others live with the same difficulties you experience.

aHUS Patient Support Group Australia
Rare genetic disease that affects a part of immune system, causing blood clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body. People with aHUS have a constant risk of sudden, life-threatening complications from damage to vital organs such as the kidneys, heart and brain. aHUS can affect infants, children or adults - many develop kidney damage and need dialysis or kidney transplant.

Apply to join here. Find out more about this rare condition at 

Kidney disease and diet ideas - APSGA
Shares ideas and recipes for CKD. Remember to check with your medical team before trying any recipes on this page. Members are not medical professionals but feel it's important to be active in learning about your health - own your kidney disease!

Visit or phone Kerri Grey, President, aHUS Support Group Australia on 0402 052 411 or email her at

Posterior Urethral Valve Group
Parents of children with PUV in Australia can discuss issues, concerns or share with others in a similar situation. Moderator is parent of a baby diagnosed with PUV at 10 days old - PUV is rare.

Apply to join here.

Tasmanian Kidney Community
Contact for this private Facebook group is Amanda Crawford - a dialyser from Launceston. Please introduce yourself when applying for membership. 

Apply to join here.

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