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Acknowledgement of Country

Billabong Clubhouse would like to acknowledge the traditional lands on which we work and live, the Kamilaroi/Gamilaroi/ Gomeroi people. We recognise their continuing connection to this land and pay our respects to Elders past and present and emerging and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that contribute to the development of mental health resources.

Welcome to Billabong

Billabong Clubhouse has been an integral part of the Tamworth community for over 20 years.

We are a not-for-profit organisation funded by both the government and our generous community partners.

Billabong was officially opened in 1999, and was the result of tireless work and campaigning by a group of local families who wanted to make available more supports for their adult children living with a mental illness.

Billabong’s mission is to enable adults living with mental health problems to live their best lives in an inclusive environment.

We understand the challenges our members face day to day and recognise that everyone’s recovery is different.

Your Goals, Your Way

As a member of Billabong Clubhouse, you will have the opportunity to help shape your own recovery. Our Mental Health Support team will help you build a recovery plan that is right for you.

Billabong is a voluntary program. How many days and hours a week you participate, is entirely up to you.

Psychosocial Recovery

Our psychosocial support program helps people with mental illness who need short-term help to function day to day. Our program offers one-on-one and group support activities to help people with mental illness:

- Connect with clinical care and other services they need
- Build capacity in managing day-to-day activities
- Strengthen social skills, friendships and relationships with family
- Increase educational, vocational and training skills

Billabong Cafe

Our cafe offers a range of low cost snacks and drinks available only to Billabong members. Our barista coffees are only $1.50, with all snack items under $2.

The Billabong cafe is a safe space for all members and offers a great selection of hot and cold snack items.

Not confident behind the coffee machine? Don't worry, our staff will help you learn how to grind, dose and pour the best latte in town.


Billabong boasts a modern commercial kitchen for all members to access.

Delicious and nutritious lunches are provided every Monday to Thursday at
12 pm (lunch time).

Every Friday at 10:30 am we treat our members to our 'Big Breakfast'.

All meals are $5 per person.

Computers & Meeting

Billabong offers all members free WiFi.

Our computers are all printer enabled, with low cost printing (20 cents per A4, 40 cents for A3).

Our meeting room is also a great space to have a chat, play a game or get involved in our daily trivia.

TV& Quiet Space

Need a place to relax and unwind? Our quiet room has some comfy couches for you to relax, watch some Netflix or Kayo or read a book from our library.

Pool Room

Fancy yourself as a bit of a pool shark? Our pool room is a great way to challenge your game and have a chat at the same time.


Our gym facilities will help you with all your workout needs.

With two qualified personal trainers on site, our staff can help you build a wellness program that works for you.

Shower & Washing Facilities

Billabong offers all members free clothes washing and drying.

We also have a wheelchair accessible shower and bathroom facility.

Veggie Patch

Fancy yourself as a green thumb or would love to grow your own veggies? Our veggie patch is a great space to get your hands dirty and dig into some healing.

Whatever you grow you can also take home.