ADHD Australia is working closely with a number of ADHD parent and carer support groups around the country.
To enable you to connect with a support group within your state or local area we have listed below a number of these groups contact details.
New South Wales
ADDults With ADHD (NSW)
Regular meetings and afternoon teas with guest speakers, either at North Ryde NSW 2122 or at St Barnabas Centre, 57-61 Mountain Street, Ultimo (near Broadway) NSW 2007.
Please visit their website for more details.
Information & support line: 02 9889 5977
The Helpline is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10:30am and 4:30 pm
Macquarie ADHD Parent Support Group
Regular evening meetings at their new location.
The Chats Room in the The Ranch Hotel,
Corner Epping and Herring Roads, North Ryde, NSW 2122.
Contact page: http://www.macquarieadhd.org.au/contact-us/
ADHD Support Australia
Regular guest speakers at evening meetings.
Pittwater RSL, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches,
82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale NSW 2103.
ADHD Support Group Nepean - Penrith Area
Regular meetings at the South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre,
(behind Southlands Shopping Centre),
3 Trent Street, South Penrith NSW 2750.
Canberra & Queanbeyan ADD Support Group (ADDACT)
There are regular meetings which are held at the Canberra College, First floor, 2 Launceston Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Information & support line: 02 6290 1984 during business hours
or 02 6287 4608 after hours between 6pm and 9pm
ADHDWA has regular support group meetings for parents and adults living with ADHD at
The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands WA 6009
Information & support line: (08) 6457 7544
The Helpline is open Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12.30pm
Adult ADHD Melbourne
Adult ADHD Melbourne is a support group for adults with ADHD, their family and friends, and health professionals working in the area. Its purpose is to provide peer support, shared resources, information, and advocacy. They usually meet on the second Saturday of each month at Docklands Library, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008. Please check out their website for more details.
This group provides online peer to peer community support for like minded people with ADHD including families and parents. It provides resources to help understand ADHD and to reduce the stigma in the wider Australian populations.
Beyond the Maze (ADHD/ASD Support)
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ADHD.ASD/
Phone: 1300 66 75 35
This is a Brisbane based group for Adults with ADHD and Parents of children with ADHD. There is some helpful information about ADHD on their website and they hold information days for adults, parents and educators.
Support through online advocacy
Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia
This is an online national group which aims to increase public awareness and reduce stigma surrounding ADHD. It looks to ensure families are informed and empowered to help their children and seeks to increase the capacity of schools to manage ADHD.
Rethink ADHD awareness and advocacy Facebook campaign with the PAAA group: https://www.facebook.com/RethinkADHDAustralia
The aim of the Rethink ADHD campaign is to shift the way that children with ADHD are responded to in Australia and inspire education and health professionals to seek out the most up to date and reliable information about ADHD.
Special Note (disclaimer):
These groups exist to support the ADHD community. Unless explicitly noted in materials, ADHD Australia does not formally endorse groups. We note that while most groups provide information that is consistent with current evidence, not all do all of the time.
While some treatments for ADHD have not been assessed as yet, we do not endorse any material or communication that is anti-evidence, specifically stigmatising ADHD medication.
We recommend that people connecting with any support group assess the information they provide you against the evidence provided by ADHD Australia and your own healthcare professional.