If You're Not Living Too Well ​​​​With Drugs, Alcohol or Other Compulsive Behaviour, You May Live Better Without Them.

​Rainbow Recovery


Rainbow Recovery Club Inc. is a Community Association that has maintained the Rainbow Recovery Room since 2002.  The Rainbow Recovery Room hosts a range of 12-steps fellowships for Sydney's GLBTQI community.  


Check out the Meetings page for the dates and times of all the meetings.  If you're interested in attending a meeting, just show up! 



The objectives of the Rainbow Recovery Club are:

  • To provide a meeting place - primarily for gay, lesbian and transgender people - in 12-step programs for recovery from alcoholism, drug and other compulsive behaviours.


  • To attract the newcomer into 12-step recovery programs, and foster interest in fellowship and the program for recovery from addiction and other compulsive behaviours.

  • To provide facilities for meetings, conferences and communications between groups and service organisations of 12-step programs.


  • To foster an increase in the variety and timing of 12-step recovery meetings available to the gay, lesbian and transgender communities of Sydney.


  • To cooperate with other organisations with similar objectives as determined by the association.



  • The Rainbow Recovery Room opened in September 2002.​

  • At that time there was only 3 GLBT AA meetings per week in Sydney.​​

  • ​There are now over 15 GLBT AA meetings per week in Sydney.​

  • The first GLBT recovery float in the Mardi Gras parade was in 1987 under the banner of SCRAAGL (Social Committee of Recovering Alcoholics and Addicts - Gay & Lesbian).​

  • In 1993, the float was renamed Living Clean & Sober.​

  • The Living Clean & Sober float merged with Rainbow Recovery Club in 2005.​

  • The Living Clean & Sober float is still part of the Mardi Gras parade today.

  • In May 2018, after 15 years in Surry Hills we moved to our current location in Ultimo

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our communty. The Rainbow Recovery Club Committee committee continues to work with both Health and Government officials regarding the COVID-19 restrictions and as soon as it is safe to re-open the Rainbow Room we will do so.


Thank you for your patience.

Yours in service, 



© 2017 Rainbow Recovery Club Inc

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