Grandparent Support Groups

Having the full time care of your grandchildren can be very rewarding but also challenging. Grandparents sometimes feel physically and emotionally drained by their caring role and at times, they may question themselves about their ability to keep on coping. With the demands of being a parent for the second time, friendships with others of a similar age can be difficult to maintain and grandparents can begin to feel socially isolated.

Joining a grandparent support group can be a way of forming new friendships and having access to information and the wisdom of other grandparents who are also raising grandchildren. Often support groups also organise social activities. The support of others can assist grandparents to continue to have the energy to keep on care giving.

Grandparent Support Groups

Disclaimer: This information is correct to the best of our knowledge however support groups can change unexpectedly so if you do encounter an error please feel free to let us know at or call us on 1300 135 500.

Below are listed the contact numbers for various grandparent support groups throught the state of QLD. These groups are a great source of contact for grandparents wanting to meet others in similar situations. Support groups can help you to:

Grandparent Support Groups in Queensland


Hervey Bay - Wide Bay Support 4 Grandparents & Carers Phone: Karen Rogers 0457 857 457 Email: Fortnightly meetings at Hervey Bay RSL for support, care and advice whilst children are being supervised.

 Sunshine Coast

Bokarina - Grandparents as Parents

Phone Family Wellbeing Caseworker on Ph (07) 5413 1555

Fortnightly meetings for support, information and companionship 

Noosaville State School – Grandparents as Parents Support Group

Phone: Michelle Gameiro (07) 5440 3222

Monthly meetings for grandparents raising grandchildren who attend schools in the local vicinity

 Gympie - Grandparents and Grandchildren

Phone (07) 5482 9012

Regular meetings and suport for grandparent carers 

 Buderim - Grandparents Raising Children Playgroup

Phone Michelle Poole on (07) 5453 4938

Weekly playgroup for any grandparent providing care for their grandchildren under school age. Grandparents only to obtain support and interaction from like-minded people.

Brisbane & West Moreton

Ascot - Playgroup QLD

Playgourp Queensland's frist playgroup for Grandparents is about to open it's doors in Ascot. It is a wonderful way for you to socialise with other grandparents and for your grandchildren to enjoy spending time with other children.

Starts Monday 27th July from 9:30am to 11 am and then every Monday for the rest of the school term

Where: Ascot community Centre, 77 Kitchener Road, Ascot

Cost: $20 for a 6 month membership. Welcome morning tea provided for grandparents; please supply morning tea for your grandchildren.

For more information call 1800 171 882 or log on to the website at 

Deception Bay - Grandparents Support Group

Phone 07 3204 2022

Fortnightly meetings for support, care and advice whilst children supervised

 Grandparents Playgroup at the Encircle Lawnton Neighbourhood Centre:

Phone(07) 3889 0063

This group starts on the 10th August 2016 and will continue to meet every week from 9:30am – 11:30am. There will be information and support and a grandchildren’s playgroup. It is gold coin donation each week. 


Gold Coast

Grandparent Carers Support Group Has Recommenced on the Gold Coast 

Maree Newman and Carers Queensland are inviting Grandparent Carers to the Grandparent Carers Support Group on the Gold Coast. The Grandparent Carers Support Group will be held at the Nerang office of Carers Queensland.
Held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9.30 am to 12 pm at  1/24 Cotton Street, Nerang. Morning tea and an opportunity to meet other Grandparent Carers. 

Come along and let us know how you would like us to support you in your role as a Grandparent Carer. Please let us know if you are attending so we have the correct number of fresh scones, jam, cream, coffee, tea and healthy stuff, if that’s your preference. Call Carers Queensland, Nerang office, 07 5596 5726, or Maree Newman 07 5504 6178 email Carers QLD look forward to assisting Grandparent Carers with the things that are important to them.