From time to time Haemochromatosis Australia organises public information sessions and support meetings around the country. The majority of these are held around World Haemochromatosis Week in early June each year.

Coming Events

Adelaide – Public Information Session
Saturday 15 June 2016 – 2pm

Haemochromatosis Australia will host a free public information session at Burnside Community Centre, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore
(Burnside Library building, car park entrance off Portrush RD).
Google Maps link.

Speakers: Desma Wieringa, Vice President, Haemochromatosis Australia

Dr. Jackie Coughlin, Therapeutic Donor Program, Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Followed by Question & Answer session and free afternoon tea.

Contact: 1300 019 028 or desma.wieringa@ha.org.au 

OVERLOAD Art Exhibition, Deloraine, TAS
Exhibition launch: Friday 31 May 2019 from 5.30 pm

Blood is Life – a group art exhibition

Deloraine Hospital Gallery, 17 East Barrack St, Deloraine, TAS

The exhibition will run until 9 November 2019.
For more information, contact the exhibition curator
Sheila Stevenson 0428 576 795.

Benalla, Victoria : Information stall
Friday June 7 from 10 – 11 am

Volunteer Advocate Judi McDonald will be at Priceline Pharmacy on Bridge St, Benalla to provide information and resources about haemochromatosis. If you, a family member or friend has haemochromatosis, if you’re feeling tired all the times or sore achey joints, or even if you just want to find out a little more about the genetic iron overload condition that addects 1 in 200 Australians, pop in and have a chat to pharmacist Shonae Zeman or  Judi.

South Australian Support Group

Some of our members from South Australia get together from time to time for a chat and a cup of coffee.  The group meets 4 – 5 times a year on a Saturday at 2pm at Bocelli’s, Hutt Street, Adelaide. The next meeting will be combined with the Burnside Information Session (See above) then sometime in July..

Contact Matthew on 0412 766 925  or matthew.howie@ha.org.au to advise you are attending or for more information.


Cheryl Wilson organises an informal support group that meets every few months at Cheryl’s home for a chat and a cuppa. The next meeting will be Sunday 10 March 2019 at 2pm. Give Cheryl a ring on 07 4635 6275 if you would like to attend.

Townsville Support Group

If you’re interested in joining a local support group contact Sheryl on 07 4725 3973  or mobile 0408 702300 or email tom.brannan@bigpond.com

Blue Mountains, NSW – Living with Haemochromatosis

Anyone LIVING WITH HAEMOCHROMATOSIS is welcome to come to any of the informal meetings held by Blackheath’s Haemochromatosis Discussion Group.   Friendly supportive atmosphere, private; no RSVPs, sign ins nor entry fees.  Just call in whenever it suits and meet others just like you.

Meetings are held at the Blackheath Golf Club, Valley View Rd & Brightlands Ave, Blackheath. Meet at the reception desk. Discussion begins at 11.00 am in a small private meeting room. Refreshments available from Birdies Bistro after noon.

Enquiries Barbara 02 4787 7937 or email  barbara@ozemail.com.au or SMS/text 0467 558 032.