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Meetings for Worship

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

Image: Hartz Mountains, Tasmania, Emily Chapman-Searle

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, although some may be suspended as a result of Covid 19 restrictions.

Online Meetings for Worship

There are two long-established online Meetings for Worship connected with Australian Quakers:

During COVID-19, most Friends around Australia have been meeting online. As restrictions ease in some places, 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.

There are also two online Meetings for Worship connected with Friends worldwide that are meeting during this time of Covid-19 disruption:

Meetings for Worship in Australia

Canberra Regional Meeting

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 Street
101 Cowlishaw Street
Greenway ACT
Worship Times:
2nd and 3rd Sundays 8.30 – 9.10 am
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
The Bridge Drop-in Centre at the Uniting Church, 21 Johnston Street
Wagga Wagga NSW
Worship Times:
1st and 3rd Sundays, 10 - 11 am

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 1st and 3rd Sundays at 10am
Carcoar NSW
Worship Times:
Meets 1st Sundays Orange, 3rd Sundays Portland, 4th Fridays Lithgow, 5th Sundays
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
Kiama NSW
Worship Times:
Monthly on 3rd Saturdays at 1pm
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 11am. All are welcome.
St Peters Anglican Church, 53 Deegan Drive
Goonellabah NSW
Worship Times:
Each Sunday 10.00am
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 Mondays 10.30am & by arrangement Members’ houses. Please phone ahead for details
10 Hampson Street
Kelvin Grove QLD
Worship Times:
10.00am Each Sunday
Brookfield Centre for Spirituality, 139 Brookfield Rd
Brookfield Qld
Worship Times:
4th Sunday 10.30 am
Toowoomba Queensland
Worship Times:
10.30 am 2nd & 4th Sundays
The Guide Hut, Roberts Street,
Wellington Point Queensland
Worship Times:
10.00am 4th Sunday
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
Old Council Chambers, The Strand
Port Elliot South Australia
Worship Times:
11 am second & last Sunday of each month Council Chambers, The Strand, Port Elliot.
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 0432 159 606
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:
NW Coast Recognised Meeting face to face Meeting 2nd Sunday of each month at 10.30 am at Deloraine Community House, Emu Bay Road, Deloraine followed by fellowship sharing. Please bring lunch, tea and coffee making facilities available, you may bring your own cup. This is a Covid Safe venue using the Check In App for attendance. If you are unwell or have travelled interstate with 14 days of Meeting please do not attend. Contact 0419 243 579 for enquiries
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 second Sunday 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, 1st and 3rd Sundays of month
2nd Sat - 90 Shaftesbury Avenue 4th Sat - 70 St Andrews Street
St Andrews Victoria
Worship Times:
2pm - 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month, There are also online Meetings. Contact Tess 0448 144 449
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
Location varies; please check with Anne (03 5169 1552)
Morwell VIC
Worship Times:
Last Sunday in the month at 11am
Contact: Tessa Spratt 03 9779 6274 or 0425 878 935
Kilsyth Victoria
Worship Times:
3rd Friday of each month at 11:45am, in person or via zoom.
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 10am Contact Sue Parritt 03 5976 4437 for venue
St Paul’s Church & local Yoga Centre, 88 Station Street
Fairfield Victoria
Worship Times:
10.30am every Sunday. You may also participate via "Zoom" - Contact Aileen Britton

West Australia Regional Meeting

Old Catholic Schoolroom, Dempster St
Beverley WA
Worship Times:
Now and then, Sundays, 10.30 am
42 Glyde Street Next to park on corner George St
East Fremantle WA
Worship Times:
10:00am, Every Sunday
15 Hutchinson Street
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
Albany WA
Worship Times:
Meetings at Albany, Denmark. Also Kendenup, Mount Barker. Phone or email Emm Forte for details 0409 451 921.