Overeaters Anonymous produce a wide range of resources for individuals and groups to use to enhance their recovery journey, including literature, tapes and fund raising resources.

OA reading material such as The Twelve StepsThe Twelve Traditions or The Twelve Concepts of OA Service as well as favourites such as Just for Today, I Put My Hand In Yours and Welcome Home are available on this site.

Alternatively you can order these or other OA Literature online.

World Service Office

At the OA World Service Office website you can subscribe to subscribe to Lifeline Magazine, view the literature catalogue, view A Step Ahead which provides World Service office news to groups and service bodies, and find inspiration in the members support area.

Help for Loners

Are you living in a remote area, away from nearby meetings? Does your lifestyle involve constant travel? Are you housebound and unable to travel to the nearest meeting?

OA Region 10 has resources to help loners here.

Further Resources for OA Groups


The OA Te Wai Pounamu – South Island IG Bylaws  are the guidelines for Intergroup service to member groups.


There is a range of suggested workshop formats available for groups wishing to run workshops. The OA Sydney website has a lot of information for these, including the Sponsorship WorkshopPrayer and Meditation WorkshopWorking the Program One Day at a Time Workshop, and the Abstinence Workshop.


They also have good resources on sponsorship, including the Getting Started Guide for Sponsors and The First Twelve Days in OA guide for helping newcomers learn about the program.

Intergroups and Region 10

Intergroups are formed when geographically close meetings choose to affiliate together for service to their meetings. The South Island/Te Waipounamu Intergroup serves all OA meetings in the South Island of New Zealand. Currently we have meetings in Nelson, Rangiora, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Region 10 is the service body for New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Japan, and any other countries in the Asia-Pacific region where meetings may take place.

At the OA Region 10 website, view the Region 10 handbook, which provides information on all aspects of Region 10.