September 2020 Share-a-thon – Online via ZOOM!

The Share-a-thon is to be held on Sunday September 19, 2020, and will be held virtually via Zoom.

A Share-a-thon is a day full of meetings – some meetings have a theme and some have a specific kind of structure like a workshop or literature meeting.

Share-a-thon Flyer

Click here to download the Share-a-thon flyer, which includes links to the Zoom meetings.

Share-a-thon Program

Click here to download the Share-a-thon program which includes more detail about what is happening during the day.

The Share-a-thon is a great way to meet other members, find a sponsor and get recovery.

Bi-Annual General Meeting – September 19, 2020

The Overeaters Anonymous Melbourne Intergroup, including Regional Victoria and Tasmania will also be holding the Bi-Annual General Meeting as a part of the Share-a-thon – please Zoom in and be a part of this important section of the Share-a-thon. Service positions will be re-elected and important information about the intergroup will be shared. All OA members are welcome. Please download the Share-a-thon flyer or program above for Zoom details and a list of positions which are up for re-election.

World Service Business Conference (WSBC)

The WSBC, attended by delegates from around the world, meets annually each May to conduct the business of OA and to elect the 16-member Board of Trustees. The board acts on behalf of all members of the OA Fellowship. The World Service Office (WSO) works with the BOT to provide quality support and services to the entire OA Fellowship. Click here for more information.

I.D.E.A. – International Day Experiencing Abstinence

Since 1992, on the third Saturday in November, members of Overeaters Anonymous worldwide observe an International Day of Experiencing Abstinence (IDEA). The OA Fellowship created IDEA Day to encourage members and newcomers to abstain from compulsive overeating. This year IDEA Day is celebrated on Saturday 18th November.


This day recognises the strength of the Fellowship worldwide. On the last Saturday in February, at 11:30 a.m. OA members pause to reaffirm the strength inherent in OA’s unity.


On the 12th December to encourage OA service boards, meetings and individual members to reach out to those within the Fellowship who are still suffering from eating behaviours.


Celebrated on the third Saturday of January each year.