what is NEWYPAA?

NEWYPAA stands for New South Wales Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous. We are a group of enthusiastic, young AA members who since 1995 have hosted an annual AA Convention. It is an event organised by young people for all alcoholics to participate regardless of age. We welcome everyone at our Convention who has a desire to stop drinking.

We derived our name from the American model ICYPAA which stands for International Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous, from which numerous Young People's Conventions have sprung including VicYPAA (Victorian Young People in AA) and QYPAA (Queensland Young People in AA).

NEWYPAA is completely self-supporting through Convention registrations and our own fund raising activities (CabarAA). Surplus funds are dispersed through the 60/30/10 plan and a prudent reserve is kept for the next year's Committee.

NEWYPAA also has Al-Anon and Alateen participation. Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship of the family and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is for teenagers affected by someone else’s drinking.

what is Alcoholics Anonymous?


Alcoholics 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 AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA 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.