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 bi-monthly on the second Thursday 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

Postal Address
PO Box 307
Carina QLD 4152


John Clinton Co Convenor
0418 194 262

Evelyn Clinton Co Convenor
0418 747 009