The benefits of attending a Kidney Club

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 are organised with the support of local hospitals, volunteers and members of the kidney community. For more information about Kidney Clubs and Support Groups in your State, email or freecall 1800 454 363.  

Australian Kidney Club Directory 

Check our Kidney Club directory below for local events and smaller support groups in each State.


South Australia

Adelaide Kidney Club Meet-Up - Sunday 18 February 2018 10:30am to Noon

Venue: Kidney Health Australia - Adelaide Office, Level 1 - 136 Frome Street, Adelaide
(Building between Worsnop Avenue and Dawkins Place) see local map. Parking nearby.


  • Mary Frost, Nurse Unit Manager, Payneham Dialysis Unit
  • Rema, Volunteer - Payneham Dialysis Unit


  • Experiences in having and organising volunteers in a dialysis unit

Tea and coffee provided

 Please  RSVP by Thursday 15 February 2018 - freecall Kidney Health Australia on 1800 454 363 or email


Belair Coffee and Chat Group
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Sheoak Cafe, 38 Sheoak Road, Belair. See poster here. Please note: Belair Rail Station is across from Sheoak Café – if interested see train route access, timing schedule and other information at Enquiries to Joy on 08 8392 2809 or email

Riverland Kidney Club Meet-Up
These events are held at The Berri Big River Tavern. Enjoy lunch and then listen to a guest speaker. If you are on a kidney journey  and live in the Riverland area, you may wish to join this group. Enquiries to Jason Size on 0417 811 977 or Jacque Zagotsis 0438 839 691. See the poster with event details here.

News of other SA regional and suburban Coffee and Chat support groups coming soon.


New South Wales

Contact: Kidney Health Information Service (KHIS). Freecall: 1800 454 363 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday). Email:

Armidale Kidney Club
Meetings held on the 3rd Monday 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.

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 at 7pm in conference room, Wansey Dialysis Centre, 1a Dudley Road, Charlestown. Enquiries: phone Michael Jameson 0430 587 977 or


Northern Territory

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

Darwin Kidney Club 
Enquiries: freecall 1800 454 363 or email 



Cairns Kidney Club 
Enquiries: freecall 1800 454 363 or email

Gold Coast iSpeak Kidney Group
 Local contact:  Lorraine Bublitz (Bubbles) on 0434 769 694 and Rachael Brown on 0411 658 347

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

Brisbane Kidney Support Group  Facebook Page: 
Enquiries: Kylie Randall on 0409 271 410 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 email



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



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.


If you suspect inappropriate activity including scams or discussions that may involve illegal kidney transactions on any online, please alert the group admin as soon as possible, and contact Marcia Christmas, email or phone 1800 454 363.

Together we can help to maintain a safe online environment for the benefit of everyone living with kidney disease.


Have you heard about 'Your Kidney Forum'?
'Your Kidney Forum' is for people who are living with a kidney related illness, or people supporting someone living with kidney related illness, as well as health professionals and educators. Everyone is invited to join the discussion. Visit 'Your Kidney Forum' here.

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