The AA News

The AA News ….. our AA meeting in print

The First copy of the Victorian meeting in print, The NEWS, came off the press in June 1956. The NEWS Group arranged for 100 copies to be printed and distributed. These days several hundred copies are distributed to members and Groups locally, interstate and overseas monthly.

Back in August 1951, the Melbourne Group began to publish The Reviver. This continued until the end of 1952 with the exception of one issue being printed in Adelaide. By the end of 1952, as a result of limited funds, the Sydney Executive Committee took over the management of the publication. The Reviver, like The NEWS, is still available interstate in NSW serving the Fellowship. They can be contacted on

Your Written Contribution

The NEWS Group, a part of AA Victoria, welcomes and encourages members’ to write their personal stories for publication. The varied and diverse stories reach far and wide including rehabs, hospitals, prisons and other treatment centres. If you are an alcoholic and wish to pass the message of recovery to others in our Victorian Meeting in print, please forward your manuscript to, or post to:

The Editor
The NEWS Group
PO Box 136
East Melbourne VIC 8002

*Publication of any article does not imply endorsement by the Editor, The News Group, the Victorian Central Service Committee or Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole. The content includes personal opinions and commentary which in no way represent the Fellowship as a whole. The content of The NEWS does not intend to imply AA policy.