SMART Recovery Australia

Online SMART Recovery meetings

Online addiction support meetings

SMART Recovery online meetings use evidence-based tools to empower people seeking assistance for addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, cigarettes, food, etc. The meetings are free and run weekly for 90mins. Each meeting is guided by a trained facilitator. Meetings are conducted using a combination video (optional), voice and the chat box feature. You can register for various different online meeting times below.

Online SMART Recovery addiction support meeting

4-point program

1. Build and maintain motivation
2. Cope with urges and cravings
3. Manage thoughts, feelings and behaviour
4. Lead a balanced life


- Weekly group meetings
- 100% online
- Run by a trained facilitator
- Practical and evidence-based recovery tools


- Focus on behaviour, not substance
- Self management
- Harm minimisation
- No labels ('addict', 'alcoholic', etc)


- Recovery journey defined by you
- Healthy, happy and meaningful life
- Deeper relationships with yourself, family & friends

How to join an online meeting


Most meetings run weekly and participants are encouraged to register one week at a time.

For the best experience, it’s best to access the meeting via a computer, tablet or smartphone. However, if you don’t have access to a computer, you can also join the meeting by dialling in with your phone. To access the dial in phone number, register for the meeting you wish to attend below and you will receive a confirmation email that contacts the specific phone number to access that meeting.

Before attending, please read our Online Meeting Group Agreements. 

PLEASE NOTE: All meeting times below are listed in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), UTC +10.

*** Meetings in GREY are currently on hold ***

Family & Friends support meetings
For people affected by a loved one’s addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling or other problematic behaviours: 

SMART meetings
For people wanting to manage their problematic behaviours: 


"I have been attending SMART Recovery meetings for the past 15 months as part of my recovery from an ice addiction. The CBT based focus of SMART has helped me remain abstinent by assisting me to identify strategies that I can use to combat cravings and triggers, and to develop plans to deal with troubling situations as they arise.:
"Since attending SMART Recovery meetings I have learnt a range of tools to assist me in managing my drinking. I have been able to explore the psychology surrounding my drinking habits, analyse when I am susceptible to binge drinking, evaluate the consequences of such actions and set clear, definable goals which I actively work towards each week."


If you have any feedback or complaints about an online meeting you have attended, please leave us a message.

Frequently asked questions

You don’t have to appear on camera. Meetings are conducted using a combination video (optional), voice and the chat box feature. You can register for various different online meeting times below.
Yes. Our meetings focus on the BEHAVIOURS, and not the substance – meaning they are suitable for any problematic or addictive behaviour – including alcohol, drugs, gambling, as well as eating disorders. 
The group lasts 90 minutes and there are no breaks. It is a mutual-aid interactive group where people are all there to help themselves and help each other. People report back on how their last week has been, discuss the agenda item they have put forward and what their plans are for the coming week. The SMART Recovery tools are taught and used during the meeting.
No. Our meetings are completely free. 

Our online meetings are best accessed via laptop or desktop computers. As well as using audio, the meetings encompass a text chat box feature that isn’t visible for mobile and tablet users. If the facilitator needs to mute everyone’s audio, the chat box is the only way to communicate – which means mobile are unable to participate. If you must attend using your mobile phone, please ensure there is no background noise. 

If you require proof of meeting attendance, please email the meeting contact email or [email protected]

You will be provided with an email that confirms the meeting you attended, as well as the amount of time you attended for. 

Treatment professionals are asked to please email the meeting contact that appears following registration to seek permission before sitting in on a meeting as an observer. 


Daniel Raffell

SMART Recovery Australia National Program Manager (Online Lead)