Outback AA AU (Outback Australian AA) is managed by JCH Computers on behalf of Far Western District, Area B, North Eastern Region (QLD) – to service Outback Queensland and beyond.
If that seems a mouth full, consider this: Far Western District although consisting of just a few small AA groups and some one-man contacts, covers an area larger than the state of Victoria!
The reason for this website was to aid those in isolation by overcoming the tyranny of distance in Queensland’s vast outback, by giving members a format for disseminating information and communication.
The below two articles give a very good insight into what we are all about. Please have a read…
If you have any comments or suggestions, please be sure to add them to our Comments Page. Thank you
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our Fellowship and assures our members that their recovery will be private. Often, the active alcoholic will shun any source of help, which might reveal his or her identity.
Alcoholics Anonymous is not affiliated with any other organisation, although many have adapted AA’s Twelve Steps for their own use. AA is self-supporting, declining any outside contributions; and we are non-professional, offering only the voluntary support of one alcoholic helping another.
Throughout the world, favourable media coverage has been a principal means of bringing alcoholics into our Fellowship.
There may be some here who are not familiar with our tradition of personal anonymity at the media level.
Our public relations policy is based on attraction, not promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio TV and films.
Therefore we respectfully ask that no Member be identified by full name or photograph in published or broadcast reports.
Non -alcoholic guests are welcome at “open ” A. A. meetings. Attendance at “closed” meetings is limited to those who are alcoholic or think they may have drinking problems.
At meetings, A. A. members share their recovery experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem and give person-to-person services or ” sponsorship” to the alcoholics coming into A. A.
The A. A. program, as set forth in the Twelve Steps to recovery, offers the alcoholic an opportunity to develop a satisfying way of life free from alcohol.
What A. A. Does NOT do.
Make medical or psychiatric diagnoses or prognoses, or offer advice.
Provide drying-out or nursing services, hospitalisation, drugs, housing, jobs, money or other welfare services.
Accept any money for its services or contributions from outside sources.
Provide letters of reference to parole boards, lawyers, court officials, social agencies, employers, etc.
Engage in or support education, research, or professional treatment.
Our recovery is based on sharing our experience, strength and hopes with each other, that we may solve our common problem, more importantly, our continued sobriety depends upon helping others to recover from alcoholism.