The Mackay Support Group was formed by Daryl Hyland with the assistance of Dr. S. Bandi (Urologist), after Darryl was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. The first meeting was held on 1st July 2000, with approximately 25 persons attending.

The Group’s mailing list currently consists of 185 members who have been through the Support Group. Many members attend regular meetings and others come along when they feel they need reassurance. Meeting numbers now average between 40 & 50, including partners or family members.



The Group meets on the second Thursday of each month starting at 6:30pm.

A guest speaker is arranged for these meetings. Everyone is welcome including partners and families. A gold coin donation is collected to assist with the running of the group.

Location of Meeting

South’s Suburban Bowls Club
Wardrop Street
Mackay QLD 4740


Chris Bartlem Group Leader
0438 534 992