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South Australian Weight Watchers Association Inc.  was initiated by 13 ladies joining together at Elizabeth Grove and from this group the first Club was formed at Elizabeth Grove in November, 1968.

The first city Club was opened at Payneham in February, 1969.  In July, 1969, the Association was formed with 5 Clubs - Elizabeth Grove, Payneham, Royal Park, Henley Beach and Emu, which is now called Morphett Vale Club.

In May, 1970, the Association became an incorporated body, and from these beginnings came the Association as it is today.

We have  Clubs, spread throughout South Australia.

Each Club in the Association has been formed to educate and support members to achieve and to maintain a healthy weight under medical direction, with the aid of mutual encouragement and group therapy.

Within 4 weeks of joining, a Medical Practitioners' Certificate must be obtained, handed to the Club, stating the goal weight to be achieved.  This becomes your goal weight - the weight you will be striving for.  The Association requires the Medical Practitioners' Certificate as the weight set by your Medical Practitioner would be realistic and set by a person who knows your medical history, a safeguard for you, your Club and the Association.

Members are encouraged to alter their eating pattern with the aid of the Association Information Book.  The Association recommends the use of its Information Book and Weekly Eating Plan and aims to provide the information and skills to our members to enable them to make healthy lifestyle changes that will result in lifelong, healthy weight control, and to prevent many of the lifestyle diseases common in Australia today.  The Information Book has been compiled by dieticians and specialists who do not have a vested interested in the Association, but who are vitally interested in the wellbeing of Australians.

Clubs are encouraged to invite persons with expert knowledge, such as Doctors and Dieticians, to speak to members regarding nutrition, balanced eating patterns, etc.

To lose weight you have to change your eating habits to a suitable eating plan where your body is getting sufficient food, vitamins and nutrients that it requires to function in the correct way.

Your weight records will remain confidential.

The Association is not a business.  It is run and organised by a group of members who are all volunteers.  It is a not-for-profit organisation with Clubs helping a variety of charities through a variety of ways.  Each Club is an individual , but all are under the one Constitution and Rules.  Every Club is run by an elected Committee from its members.  The day to day running of the Association is done by an elected Committee taken from any Club in the Association.

The association has contacts with similar groups in Queensland and Victoria and is able to put members in touch with those groups if they are on holidays.

The Association does not support 'fad' diets - only sensible eating.

For people who work in the city and have limited time, there is 'weigh & go' Club at Room 227 
38 Gawler Place, Adelaide, SA, 5000
on Wednesday & Thursdays from 9.30am - 2.30pm, although anyone is welcome to come and get weighed at any time.  You will find this on the 7th floor.  Hot weather policy applies on days of 35 Degrees C or over; the office will close at 12 Noon.
There is also a Correspondence Club for people who cannot attend a Club, due to illness or distance.

The South Australia Weight Watchers Associations Clubs run a self-help program with support and friendship from members with similar problems.

For further information, please contact our Head Office at:

    Room 227
    38 Gawler Place

    ADELAIDE   SA   5000

or telephone:     08 8232 0844
or fax:     08 8232 3758
or email us:

We are a very affordable way to lose weight through sensible eating.