Area B

Area B (Eastern Region)

Area B Geographical Borders

Welcome to the Area B (Eastern Region) service website. Our area is one of eight regional areas of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) within NSW. There are approximately 80 AA meetings per week in Area B.

A special welcome if you are your Group’s General Service Representatives (GSR). Thank you for taking on this important service role.

Area B covers a large geographical that includes the ACT and NSW. The Area extends from Tumut to Mittagong, back down to Braidwood and along the far south coast from Mollymook to the Victorian border.

Areas are responsible for the health of the AA Service Structure, the General Service Conference and for ensuring the future of the AA Fellowship. 

The Area Committee is responsible for ensuring that AA Groups in its region have a voice in the Group Conscience of AA Australia at the General Service Conference (GSC) held in November. The General Service Representative (GSR) is vital.

The GSR is probably the most important single factor in the whole AA structure.

Australian AA Service Manual

The AA Group …. Where AA’s service structure begins

Alcoholics Anonymous has been called an upside-down organization because the “ultimate responsibility and final authority for . . . world services resides with the groups”— rather than with the trustees of the General Service Board or the General Service Office in New York.

The GSR is the Group spokesperson, bringing the voice of AA Group members to Area B in the first instance and then, via our Delegate, to the annual Australian General Service Conference where all the decisions effecting AA in Australia are made.

What area is my meeting in?

This handy little gadget lets you type in your postcode, and tells you what AA area it’s in. You’ll need to download it to use it (it doesn’t run directly on the website), and open it in Excel.

Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Structure