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Jul 27, 2022

Women-centred groups for people with disabilities from all cultures who live in Melbourne’s West.

An illustration of four people in bright-coloured clothing with their arms around each other. The four people have a variety of skin tones, one person is gender diverse and three are women. One person is using a wheelchair, one person is wearing a heari

About the groups

Sunrise Groups are social groups for women, gender diverse people and/or non-binary folk, who have a disability, chronic health issues and/or mental health challenges.

Participants come together to:

  • Build friendships and support each other
  • Get information about staying healthy
  • Build our confidence
  • Get to know our local community
  • Find out about services
  • Try new things and have fun!

What we do

Face to Face Meetings:

GenWest supports three different groups to get together for a couple of hours once a fortnight at a disability accessible venue in three local government areas:

  • Brimbank (held in Sunshine) – every second Monday (10:30am-1.00pm)
  • Wyndham (held in Tarneit – every second Wednesday (12:30-3:00pm)
  • Melton (held in Melton) – every second Tuesday (10:30am-1.00pm)

We plan what we want to do together. We like to do social things, like:

  • Having a BBQ in the park
  • Visiting the Zoo
  • Beauty therapy & massage

We often have guest presenters that speak to us about things like:

  • Health and well-being
  • Managing anxiety and depression
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Safety at home and in the community
  • Services in the community

Online Meetings:

We also meet fortnightly (every second Monday) through Zoom with all Sunrise group members across Melbourne’s West. We connect with one another online and share information, learn new skills from each other and link up with services across local areas. If you are new to using computers, we can support you to learn how to use computers, iPads/tablets and a mobile phone, so you can participate in Zoom meetings and more.

Join us

It’s free to join for people who are over 18, live in the west of Melbourne and are not a NDIS participant. Morning or afternoon tea is provided and most of our activities are free too! Sessions will be hosted in English however all cultures are welcome.

If you are interested in joining but feel unsure, how about trying us out? The facilitators are Fofi & Beth who are happy to talk to you on the phone or meet with you.

If it is hard for you to get around, we can help you work out what support you might need. You can bring a friend if this would help.

How to get involved

For more information, questions or to sign up, contact Beth or Fofi at GenWest on:

Phone: 1800 436 937 or 0407 061 702


Download the Sunrise poster and brochure below:

Contact us

Call us

1800 436 937

Email us

Visit us

317-319 Barkly Street


Naarm/Melbourne VIC 3011

More info
Hand with GenWest local government areas