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 in Queensland

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:

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 grandparentsinfo@uccommunity.org.au or call us on 1300 135 500.

Central Queensland and Wide Bay

Hervey Bay - Wide Bay Support 4 Grandparents & Carers

Phone: Karen Rogers 0457 857 457

Email: kazzarogers_6439@msn.com

Fortnightly meetings at Hervey Bay RSL for support, care and advice whilst children are being supervised.


Bundaberg - Grandparents as Carers Support and Playgroup

Phone: 0468 855 449

Weekly meetings for you to socialise with other grandparents and for your grandchildren to enjoy spending time with other children.


Mackay - Kin Carers Group

Phone: Sharon 0400 683 517 or Chris 0497 698 732


Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast - Grandparents as Parents Program

Phone: 1300 621 499

Case Management, counselling and peer support available in the Sunshine Coast region.


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      Email: mpoole@playgroupqld.com.au

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


Brisbane and West Moreton

Ascot - Grandparent Playgroup

Phone: 1800 171 882 or log on to the website at www.playgroupqld.com.au 

Weekly meetings for you to socialise with other grandparents and for your grandchildren to enjoy spending time with other children.


Deception Bay - Grandparents Support Group

Phone 07 3204 2022

Fortnightly meetings for support, care and advice whilst children are being supervised.


Lawnton - Grandparent Playgroup

Phone: (07) 3889 0063 Encircle Neighbourhood Centre

Meets 9.30am to 11.30am each Tuesday. Information, support and a grandchildren's playgroup. Gold coin donation.Playgroup does not run during school holidays.


Gold Coast

Nerang - Carers Qld Grandparent Support Group

Phone: Max (07) 5617 1600

Meetings from 10am to 12pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.