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Meetings for Worship

Hartz Mountains, Tasmania, Image credit: Emily Chapman-Searle

Image: Hartz Mountains, Tasmania, Emily Chapman-Searle

Meetings for Worship

If one or more Quakers meet with a few others for Worship on a regular basis, this would normally be called a Worshipping Group. If the group is larger and meets for Worship more regularly they may decide to take on some administrative obligations and become a Local Meeting which would have a Clerk, Treasurer and some other positions, depending on their needs, and would meet for business occasionally. The Local Meeting is guided by our Handbook of Practice and Procedure, which sets out more detail of our administrative structure and how we normally operate.

We have a mixture of online and face-to-face Meetings for Worship under our care. There is a list of face-to-face Meetings below.

NOTE: During Covid

  • During COVID-19, most Friends around Australia met online. As restrictions have eased, some Friends are now meeting in person and in combination with others online. This sometimes changes from week to week. You can find more information about how Friends are currently meeting (for worship, for singing, for poetry, for walking, etc.) by visiting the relevant Regional Meeting page and contacting the Clerk to find out what's happening in your region.

Online Meetings for Worship

There are several online Meetings for Worship connected with Australian Quakers:

  • Weekday Online Meeting for Worship, organised by Tasmanian Friends, is held every weekday from 7.00am-7.30am AEST and is open to all. To join: Zoom link here. Meeting ID: 761 293 8035, passcode 137918. 

  • Friends Online Recognised Meeting (FORM) online Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 5:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight time and lasts for about 30 minutes, with the opportunity to talk with others afterwards.
  • Rainbow Friends and Allies have an online 30-minute Meeting for Worship on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 7pm Australian Eastern Time. Worship is followed by socialising and discussion.
  • A Meeting under the care of the Asia/West Pacific Section of FWCC is held every Thursday at 6:00pm Australian Eastern DaylightTime and lasts for about 30 minutes with the opportunity to talk with others afterwards.
  • Mt Lawley Recognised Meeting in WARM (West Australia Regional Meeting) holds a one hour hybrid Meeting for Worship every Sunday, starting at 10am AWST (GMT+8). Friends are welcome to stay online after to chat. Contact for Zoom link details.

There are also two online Meetings for Worship connected with Friends worldwide:


Meetings for Worship in Australia

Canberra & Region Quakers

The Library, Mumbulla Steiner School Corner of Parker and Bega Streets
Bega NSW
Worship Times:
2nd and last Sunday of each month 10:30 – 11:30 am. Also a midweek Meeting for Worship once a month.
Corner of Bent & Condamine Streets
Turner ACT
Worship Times:
Sunday 10.30-11.30am, Sunday early meeting 9.15-9.45am, Wednesday morning meeting 8-8.30am, Children's Meeting 10.30-11.30am, Meeting for Healing Last Sunday of the month 9.15 -10.00 am
Seniors Centre, Tuggeranong Town Park, 101 Cowlishaw St
101 Cowlishaw Street
Greenway ACT
Worship Times:
Every Sunday, 8.30 to 9.30am
Usually at Elaine Cornwell ’s house, 10 Cole St, Goulburn; but the venue varies. Please phone Elaine on 0447 320 656
Goulburn NSW
Worship Times:
3rd Sunday 11.00 am
1063 Lake Road (the very end of the road)
Bungendore NSW
Worship Times:
2nd Sunday 11.00 am – noon

New South Wales Regional Meeting

Armidale NSW
Worship Times:
1st and 3rd Sundays at 10am
4 Oakura Avenue
Woodford NSW
Worship Times:
Meets 10.15 am each Sunday at Woodford
Kariong Eco Garden, ,2 Dandaloo Street
Kariong NSW
Worship Times:
Meets on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 10am
Portland NSW
Worship Times:
Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays 11 am, 2nd Fridays
119 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW
Worship Times:
Meets Sundays 10:45am
Worship Times:
Every Sunday at 5.00pm. This meeting meets online by Zoom every week. It is hosted by Peter Hillery of Bega Meeting. Please contact Peter for details to participate. All are welcome. Because it meets online, it does not have a physical address, so is not shown on the map.
Eastern Star Hall, 23 Valencia Street (corner Villiers Street)
Mayfield NSW
Worship Times:
Every Sunday at 10am
Worship Times:
Meetings are no longer held.
Kyogle NSW
Worship Times:
2nd & 4th Sundays 10:00 am
Nambucca Heads NSW
Worship Times:
Nambucca Heads to Coffs Harbour area, Northern NSW Meets by arrangement (usually twice monthly) at Repton and Nambucca
Mullumbimby NSW
Worship Times:
This Worship Group meets every Sunday morning at 10am. All are welcome.
Lismore Church of Christ, 39 Rous Road (Corner of Rous Road and Pleasant Street
Goonellabah NSW
Worship Times:
Each Sunday 2.30pm
Thirroul NSW
Worship Times:
Meets monthly on 2nd Sundays at 2pm
Worship Times:
Every Thursday at 2pm
59 Boundary Road
Wahroonga NSW
Worship Times:
Meets weekly on Sundays at 9.30am

Queensland Regional Meeting

Kuranda Queensland
Worship Times:
2nd & 4th Sundays 10.30am for discussion followed by Meeting for Worship. Please phone Trish ahead for details or email
10 Hampson Street
Kelvin Grove QLD
Worship Times:
10.00am Each Sunday
17/302 College Road Karana Downs
Worship Times:
Fourth Sunday 10.30am Contact Jude Pembleton 04 1919 1047
Toowoomba Queensland
Worship Times:
10.30 am 2nd & 4th Sundays
Cleveland Queensland
Worship Times:
10.00am 4th Sunday Contact: Margid
Townsville Queensland
Worship Times:
2nd & 4th Mondays 10.30am & by arrangement Members’ houses. Please phone ahead for details

South Australia and Northern Territory Regional Meeting

22 Kingsland Road,
ALDGATE South Australia
Worship Times:
10.30 am second Sunday of each month
Friends Meeting House, 40a Pennington Terrace
North Adelaide South Australia
Worship Times:
11 am Sundays
Campfire in the Heart, Ragonesi Road. ALICE SPRINGS NT
Alice Springs Northern Territory
Worship Times:
Every Sunday 4-5 pm.
Salvation Army Community Centre, Cnr Lee Point Rd & Yanyula Dr
Anula Northern Territory
Worship Times:
4.45 pm first & third Sunday of each month
Leabrook Guide Hall, Rochester Street
Leabrook SA NT RM
Worship Times:
10 am Sundays
Back Valley Road
Back Valley SA
Worship Times:
11 am Second Sunday of each month at 11am
16/89 Serafineo Drive
NORLUNGA DOWNS South Australia
Worship Times:
Third Sunday of month

Tasmania Regional Meeting

Friends Meeting house 5 Boa Vista Rd,
North Hobart Tas
Worship Times:
Meeting for Worship, and Children's Meeting, every Sunday 10am, Hobart Meeting House, 5 Boa Vista Road, North Hobart ; no Junior Young Friends (high school age) Meeting at present. Enquiries 0459725748
Kingborough Tas
Worship Times:
Not meeting at present. Contact 03 6267 2571 for enquiries.
The Red Dove 34 Paterson St
Launceston Tasmania
Worship Times:
Meets every Sunday, 10am at The Red Dove, 34 Paterson Street, Launceston 7250, contact 0402048147
Deloraine House, 110-112 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine
Deloraine Tas
Worship Times:
North West Coast Recognised Meeting - face-to-face Meeting for Worship every Monday at 10am, Silent Worship for an hour with fellowship afterwards, at Deloraine House, 110 - 112 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine Contact Tara 0476 049 169.
3/14A Wentworth St
South Hobart Tas
Worship Times:
Not meeting at present, contact 03 6233 4040, 0408 273 994 for enquiries
Huon Tas
Worship Times:
Not meeting at present contact 03 6266 6439 for enquiries

Victoria Regional Meeting

venue varies; please check with Heather (0410 660 254)
Bairnsdale Victoria
Worship Times:
12 noon on 3rd Sunday of the month
Ballarat North Community Centre 702 Walker Street
Ballarat North Victoria
Worship Times:
10:30am to 11:30am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Enquiries may be directed to Gerry 03 5303 1134
is not meeting face-to-face for the time being.
Brighton East Victoria
Worship Times:
2pm - 4th Tuesday of each month
is not meeting face-to-face for the time being.
Bendigo Victoria
Worship Times:
2nd Wednesday of each month, 7.30pm
Location varies. Contact Angie 0417 360 453 or Madeleine 0417 099 794
Castlemaine Victoria
Worship Times:
11am, 3rd Sunday of each month
2nd Sat - 90 Shaftesbury Avenue 4th Sun - 70 St Andrews Street
St Andrews Victoria
Worship Times:
1:30pm - 2nd Saturday & 10:30am 4th Sunday of each month, There are also online Meetings. Ring Tess on 0448 144 449 or email to confirm
Seventh Day Adventist Church, 43 York Street
Mont Albert Victoria
Worship Times:
10.30 am Sundays. Contact: Lorel Thomas
location varies
Geelong Victoria
Worship Times:
3rd Sunday of each month 10.30am. Contact Joanne Black 0418 297 671
Contact: Steve 0480 356 456
Gembrook Victoria
Worship Times:
1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm
Gippsland Meeting is not operating at this time.
Morwell VIC
Worship Times:
No longer meeting.
484 William Street
Melbourne Victoria
Worship Times:
10.30am (for 1 hour) every Sunday.  Also meets over the internet using "Zoom" - Contact: Jim -
Mornington Victoria
Worship Times:
2nd Sundays 10:30am Contact Sue Parritt 03 5976 4437 for venue
Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street
Carlton Victoria
Worship Times:
10.30am every Sunday. You may also participate via "Zoom" - Contact Catherine Heywood

West Australia Regional Meeting

Beverley WA
Worship Times:
Now and then, Sundays, 10.30 am
Bunbury WA
Worship Times:
In recess
42 Glyde Street Next to park on corner George St
East Fremantle WA
Worship Times:
10:00am, Every Sunday
Geraldton WA
Worship Times:
11 AM Sunday, meeting on a needs/visitor basis.
Friends’ Meeting House, 35 Clifton Crescent
Mt Lawley Western Australia
Worship Times:
10:00am, Every Sunday includes online meeting
Denmark WA
Worship Times:
Meetings in Albany on the first, second and fourth Sundays of the month at 10.30am. Denmark Friends meet at The Sanctuary, off South Coast Hwy, on the second, third and fourth Sunday of the month at 10.30am. On third Sundays, Albany friends travel to Denmark and have a shared lunch after meeting together. Contact Seren Rose 0416 513 240