List of Laughter Clubs in NSW
By Usuff Omar, Laughter Leader/Trainer
Here's a list of laughter clubs that I know of.
This is not a complete list.
If you know of a NSW laughter club that's not listed here, please let me know. My email is email@example.com, MOB is 0400804354.
This page is an update of a 2012 list of laughter clubs at :-
Since then, clubs have closed, and new ones reopened. Clubs are run by volunteers, are usually free or charge nominally (to cover rental) and are open to the public.
AD HOC LAUGHTER SESSIONS
Please contact Shari Coventry for when ad hoc laughter sessions are being held. She also holds regular laughter leader training sessions in Sydney. Shari's webpage is :-
HUNTER'S HILL LAUGHTER CLUB
This is the granddaddy of all laughter clubs in NSW. It was started in May 2001 by Shirley Hicks and is currently led by Chris Kaye. Meets every Saturday in Valentia Street Reserve, Woolwich. Please contact Chris Kaye at 0408082474
BONDI LAUGHTER CLUB
Connie Costa holds regular laughter sessions in Bondi Beach at the Pavillion on Saturdays at 10am. Sessions are advertised on Meetup.com. Connie has is an expert in laughter wellness as well as in laughter yoga. Please see:-
LANE COVE LAUGHTER
Melody Braithwaite holds laughter sessions in Lane Cove. These are usually advertised on Meetup.com. Please see :-
NEWTOWN LAUGHTER CLUB
This is the second oldest laughter club in NSW, being in continuous existence since 2001. It is led by Usuff Omar and meets at Camperdown Memorial Park, Newtown, on Saturdays at 10am. The club is also advertised on Meetup. (Note, even though few or no one books on the Meetup page, the laughter session still takes place as the regular members from pre-Meetup days still attend. Please see details at :-
NORTH SYDNEY LAUGHTER CLUB
Established in 2007, runs on Sundays at 5pm at the North Sydney Community Center on Miller Street in North Sydney, next to Stanton Library. This session is led by Usuff Omar and David Low. This session is advertised on Meetup. Regular members attend without booking, so the session proceeds even though few or no one books on Meetup. See :-
CRONULLA LAUGHTER CLUB
I don't know if this still meets. Michael Mitchell has been leading this session at Shelley Beach in Cronulla on Saturday mornings at 8.15am since around 2001. However, I’ve been able to contact him recently. If you have any information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTRAL COAST LAUGHTER CLUBS
THROSBY CREEK LAUGHTER CLUB (NEAR NEWCASTLE)
Meets Saturdays at 10.30am in Islington Park, Islington. (Meets between the children's play area and the footbridge to Tighe's Hill.) This club is in its ninth year.
Please contact Virginia Ross 0417 293388 or Anna 0403 043647
BUDGEWOI LAUGHTER CLUB
Meets Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.30am in Mackenzie's Reserve, by Lake Munmorah, Budgewoi. This club is led by Alan Ferguson who can be contacted at 4396 9174 or 0481207044
TERRIGAL LAUGHTER CLUB
Meets Saturdays at 8.30am in Terrigal at reserve on corner of Willoughby Road and Terrigal Drive, picnic table closest to lagoon on Willoughby Road.
Please contact Hans Schwedler at 0408969639
BALLINA - NORTHERN RIVERS, NSW
Meredith Yardley runs the BeLLY Laughter Club every Tuesday 5.30 - 6.15pm at St Mary’s Anglican Church Admin Hall, Ballina, NSW.
Bring: Water and friends
Cost: $0 – although gold coin donation is welcome.
For more information, please contact Meredith at 434076183 or visit her website at :-
Laughter Yoga Leader/Trainer,
Laughter Wellness Leader