What is the City Contact Centre?
The City Contact Centre is a place in the city where people who think
they have a problem with alcohol can come and find out about Alcoholics
Anonymous. Anyone can come in and have a cup of coffee and chat about
what AA is and whether it can help.
A place for AA members
As well, the centre is a place where members of Alcoholics Anonymous can
meet with each other over a cup of coffee in a comfortable, friendly
atmosphere and share their experience, strength and hope.
The venue is also available for AA Groups to hold regular meetings. A
variety of AA meetings are held at the venue at various times. A meeting
schedule is available at the centre or you can call
9600 4511 for information.
Each of the groups running meetings is an autonomous self supporting
Group of AA with its own group conscience.
Who runs the centre?
The day to day running of the Centre is handled by the City Group
of AA. This group is an autonomous group just like any other
AA group. It is made up of AA members trying to carry the AA message to
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to
The centre is opened and run each day by a roster of experienced AA
The City Group is not affiliated with any outside
organization. We are self-supporting, declining outside contributions;
and we are non-professional, offering only the voluntary support of one
alcoholic helping another.
The group cooperates with other AA groups and service bodies in
Melbourne. The City Group is listed with
The National Office of
AA in Australia, and the group supports the AA Office in Prahran.
The AATimes lists AA groups and events in Melbourne.
And you can find Australian AA Meetings here.
You can find other Alcoholics Anonymous Websites here.