Welcome to the South East Australasia General Service Office (SEAGSO) Trading as The Australian Conference of Central Service Offices of Alcoholics Anonymous. (ACCSO). ABN 86 576 638 650
Alcoholic Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.(Reprinted with Permission AA Grapevine Inc.)
This website has been produced by the South East Australasia General Service Office trading as The Australian Conference of Central Service Offices (ACCSO) of Alcoholics Anonymous, under the instructions of the affiliated Australian groups.
Over time, many Australian members felt that somehow AA’s spiritual focus had been lost with an over emphasis on structure and legalism in the general service structure.
As a result of this Delegate Bodies in Australia resolved to start ACCSO to serve excluded and alienated members, service entities and groups in and around Australia.
The organisation is guided by the collective wisdom of past members and groups in Australia and USA combined with relevant present Australian AA experience.
This website's pages contain information inspired by the simple principles and twelve step programme of Alcoholics Anonymous that have provided hope and sobriety over decades to millions of people. AA’s message remains the same but necessary content has been added to meet present culture and circumstances.
ACCSO hopes that the information contained in these pages offers support and fellowship in its guidance to newcomers, members and groups finding their way through the AA experience in Australia.
We are united in our desire to be more effective, responsible and accountable, in carrying the AA message with the sole focus on AA's primary purpose: to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.