Meetings

Meetings are one of our most-practised Tools of Recovery. Our Fellowship encourages acceptance and inclusion and as a newcomer you will be warmly welcomed.

You are not alone anymore. Welcome home!

How do I find a meeting?

Queensland
Queensland & Northern New South Wales (last updated 17-07-2024)

Australia
Sydney and New South Wales
Melbourne Regional Victoria and Tasmania
Adelaide and Alice Springs

Worldwide
OA World Service Office
OA World Service Office (WSO) provides a worldwide directory of OA meetings.  Using the time converter on the OA WSO meetings page, you can convert meeting start times to your timezone – allowing you to access online meetings at any time day or night.

Specific focus meetings
Specific focus meetings such as LGBTIQA+, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Asian Pacific Islanders, Anorexia/Bulimia, Health Issues, Bariatric Surgery, 100-Pounders, Atheist/Agnostic/Secular, Young People’s and Men’s meetings can be found at OA World Service Office Find a Meeting, under the Additional Search Options drop down menu.

Meetings in multiple languages
OA meetings are available in multiple languages.  Go to OA World Service Office Find a Meeting.  Use the Additional Search Options drop down menu to check the language options.

What is the meeting format?

OA meetings are held online and face to face depending on your location. The usual format is that members take turns chairing the meeting and invite other members to share. Meeting formats can vary depending on the nature of the meeting e.g. speaker meeting, topic meeting, step-study meeting, newcomer meeting.

Do I have to speak?

As a newcomer, you will be asked your first name so we can welcome you, however there is no obligation to share unless you wish to. 

Do I need to register?

You do not need to register to attend an OA meeting, however it is a good idea to reach out to the designated meeting contact person to ensure your meeting information is current.

How much does it cost?

There are no dues or fees for OA membership. We are a non-profit organisation. Members make small voluntary donations to cover the cost of running the meetings and to support the continuation of OA’s outreach to fellow suffering compulsive eaters.