Welcome to
BDA Sydney
Spiritually Sustainable Earning 

Spiritually Sustainable Earning BDA Zoom Meeting Information 

The following information is regarding open, English language, Business Debtors' Anonymous (BDA) meetings hosted by Australian members that currently include participants globally. These meetings are part of the Debtors Anonymous® Fellowship worldwide. This meeting began on the 23 Feb, 2016 in the Harry Jensen Community Centre, Millers Point. This location is alongside the southern arterial roadway entry to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, pictured above.

To attend online, click on the Zoom link below and use the passcode entry: bda777 to enter the Zoom meeting room. Please check a world clock to confirm Sydney time in relation to your location. We invite DA members who are not Business Owners to attend. Everyone is welcome. 

Click the button to join us passcode entry: bda777

BDA Sydney – Online Meeting Entry  #7759

Thursday 6.30pm - 7:30pm [Sydney Local Time] 

Direct Zoom Link  > https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4768955026

passcode entry: bda777  

You are welcome to download the meeting format before attending so you can fully participate. 

Business Meeting/Group Conscience; second thursday of the month. Re-registered with GSO, October 2023. Established April 2021.

Speaker Sharer Meeting

Our weekly meeting has Speaker Sharers from around the world. 

Spiritually Sustainable Earning is earning that meets our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs in alignment with our Higher Power’s will for us. It is a new movement within Debtors Anonymous  www.daspirituallysustainableearning.org

Business Debtors Anonymous

While 'BDA Sydney' does not represent all fellows that attend BDA whom are based in Sydney, there are other BDA meetings located in Sydney region that also welcome attendees. These meetings can be found on the D.A. Australia Meetings List as indicated.

Make a 7th Tradition Donation

7th Tradition Donations are welcome as part of 'DA Recovery'. The giving received covers the  group's operating costs. We have no dues or fees to attend or participate in the fellowship, but we do accept donations. There are two ways to give directly to this meeting, via a PayPal Account or via a Bank Direct Deposit;

Donate via PayPal green button above Funds are held in trust for SSE Meeting #7759 via a PayPal Business Account identifiable as a member's Australian Registered Business name.

Donate via PayPal QR Code 

If on a laptop or desktop computer > hover your phone's camera on this QR Code and the option will pop up to go to your PayPal App and begins the process of donation via PayPal account funds. 

If on a mobile phone > tap the '7th Tradition Giving' green button above

Direct Deposit

To give a 7th Tradition Donation directly to this meeting;

Donate via Direct Deposit BDA Tools
BSB. 633 000 Account. 205 663 719

If your bank supports the 'PayID' method, you can give to;


Please give as generously as you can, but if you cannot, please keep coming back because you are worth more than your money.

BDA Sydney – Meeting Announcements

Current meeting announcements are;

Ongoing Fellowship Announcements:

Part of Debtors Anonymous Fellowship Worldwide

While the Australian website is in development, navigate through to global resources for financial support groups and recovery tools www.debtorsanonymous.org

D.A. Meetings List converted to your timezone in google calendar format 

A D.A. Meetings List calendar exists for gmail users (google calendar) that automatically converts international meeting times to your local timezone. To add this D.A calendar within your g-cal > click the 'plus symbol' + under 'other calendars' and subscribe by copy and pasting this link in the 'subscribe' field. e62idj8qddf3e5uvbn32eliv2g@group.calendar.google.com

D.A. Meetings List

> D.A. International Meetings List is viewable at; www.debtorsanonymous.org/meetings/

Are you online, looking for a meeting, right now?

> D.A. 'Next Meeting List'  will take you straight into the live meetings in progress, or the very next scheduled meeting; Join the 'Next D.A. Meeting' in progress

Call for BDA Stories

Debtors Anonymous WSC BDA Committee would love to hear your story! Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:


Optional points to include in your essay:

Global stories by BDA members are encouraged. Stories may be submitted in the language of the writer’s choice. Send submissions to: bdastories@debtorsanonymous.org

Daily Action Spreadsheet Resource

In the closing section of our weekly meeting, BDA Sydney go around the virtual room to declare a personal 'action step' for the coming week to aid our Recovery. A group member has created his own resource to assist keep an inventory of actions, and has shared it here with the group.

Visit and copy the google spreadsheet Daily Action Plan Template Resource for your use, or alter it to suit you. 

Treasurer Spreadsheet Resource

Every D.A. and B.D.A. Group or Meeting has a Service Position of Treasurer as outlined in the DA Manual Of Service. There can be a Co-Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer to share this specific workload as it is key in the health of the meeting's operations.

B.D.A. Sydney currently has three Treasurers in these service positions, whom have created a google sheet template from the instructions within the D.A. Treasurer's Manual  as a FREE DOWNLOAD for use by other group Treasurers.

> Link to  D.A. & B.D.A Treasurers Report Template in google sheet and excel format < 

BDA Tool #2  'Business Plans'

"We write annual one-year business plans with definable and accountable goals and targets." 

B.D.A. Sydney currently has two Co-Treasurers and an Assistant Treasurer in this Service Office, with 3 additional signatories as financial oversight. The Treasurers meet once a month to learn and apply the D.A. Treasurer's Manual , the BDA Tools, and other c-a literature. As the result of the  February Treasurer's meeting, and an outcome of February's group study of BDA Tool 2, a meeting annual plan is being put forward to our meeting's Group Conscience as a suggestion. It contains "definable and accountable goals and targets", a meeting annual calendar was created  as part of that Business Plan, link below.

> Link to BDA Sydney Calendar 2023 < 

Spiritually Sustainable Earning Internationally

Spiritually Sustainable Earning is earning that meets our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs in alignment with our Higher Power’s will for us.  This is a 'movement' within the fellowship that supports both D.A. and B.D.A. fellows alike and is represented at WSC by a Caucus. 

When we first come to D.A. we may feel that if we only earned more money, all our problems would be solved. In D.A. we learn that it’s not really about the money, it’s about the quality of our life and our relationship with our Higher Power. We come to realize that our work life is out of balance. As we work the Steps and apply the Tools, our earning efforts come into alignment with our Higher Power’s will. We discover that we can be of service regardless of what kind of work we are doing. It can be the vision job or the ‘B’ job. 

Spiritually sustainable earning gives us the opportunity to become the person our Higher Power wants us to be. It is about the journey, not the destination, about applying the 12 Steps and 12 Tools in everything we do. As a result, we find ourselves living a prosperous life, wealthy in relationships and rich in experiences.  

As we say in the DA Promises, “All this and more is possible. When we work this program with integrity and to the best of our ability, one day at a time, a life of prosperity and serenity will be ours.”

Spiritually Sustainable Earning Meetings [US based]

Tuesdays 8am AEDT [Mon 4pm – 5pm ET] Meeting #7710  

Fridays 12pm AEDT [Thurs 8pm – 9pm ET] Meeting #7714

*please check timezone to ET time before attending or D.A. Meetings List for the group's listing. 

> SSSE Meetings Direct Zoom Link < Zoom ID/Access code: 468 706 2332 Entry code: 011995

Spiritually Sustainable Earning Meetings [Australian based]

Thurdays 6:30pm AEDT 

> SSSE Aus Meeting Direct Zoom Link < Zoom ID/Access code: 4768955026 Entry code: bda777

International Traditions Workshop – Recordings

The first ever D.A. International Traditions Workshop is completed! Thank you to all those who were in service of this remarkable event. You can listen to the audio files below of members from around the world. Hear a variety of experience, strength and hope, in interpreting the Debtors Anonymous Traditions from the Atlantic and Asia Pacific regions. The accompanying slides, and Spanish and Russian languages are also available for download at The WSC International Committee Traditions Workshop Website.

Question: Did you know, your group can now add the DA 'Inclusivity Statement' to your meeting format?' It takes just 50 secs to read. You can find it on pg 18 of the current DAMS

Inclusivity Statement

“Whatever your story, you are welcome in Debtors Anonymous. In D.A., we celebrate the rich, diverse experiences of people of all identities. We embrace members of any race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, socio-economic status, religious, spiritual, or philosophical expression, or any other trait. Our various experiences benefit our recovery, so we encourage all members to value differences and actively participate in making D.A. an inclusive fellowship. Together, we create accessible and welcoming spaces for anyone with the desire to stop incurring debt, so that we may all recover one day at a time.”

The above Inclusivity Statement was approved by the General Service Board in July, 2022 and has been added to the 2022 Debtors Anonymous Manual of Service.

Past Events 

Promise 6 Day *Special Event*
Our group's 2nd Annual Promise Six Day will be held on Saturday April 22, though it's Friday 21st in some international locations.

Promise 6 Day Theme
“Isolation will give way to fellowship; faith will replace fear.”

> Listen to the sounds and voices of Promise 6 Day <

Saturday, April 22, 2023 – 9:00 AM-10:00AM Sydney Local Time

Past Events 

PANEL DISCUSSION 'Just how insane 
are we?'

In this 12 Step Fellowship, we do say.. “The suggested Twelve Steps of Debtors Anonymous and Business Debtors Anonymous provide a foundation for living that forms the basis of our spiritual program. They are the principles that make possible our recovery from the insanity of compulsive debting.” 

Some D.A. members have been considering and investigating having the symptoms of compulsive debting becoming psychiatrically recognised. This facilitator led panel event, is a light hearted look at insanity in all it’s colours.

Bring your mad ravings, your ludicrous delusions, so you can kick back and listen in on some positively nutty chit chat, and possibly distorted reflections on life and times in D.A. You might think we're crazy? Why not duck over to our wiki-page and brush up on D.A.'s psychiatric categorization.

All donations will go towards D.A. registered Group #7759 GSR Fund for WSC.

Please note. This is special event is not done in the D.A. 'Meeting Format'. Please discuss with your Sponsor if you have any concerns in attending. All DA/BDA fellows welcome. Ask questions to bdasydney@gmail.com

[Los Angeles] 4:00pm-5:00pm PST *Friday 21*

[Buckeye] 4:00pm-5:00pm MST *Friday 21*
[New York] 7:00pm-8:00pm EST *Friday 21*
[London] 12:00am-1:00am BT Saturday 22 

[New Delhi] 4:30am-5:30am IST Saturday 22

[Perth] 7:00am-8:00am AEST Saturday 22
[Sydney] 9:00am-10:00am AEST Saturday 22
[Auckland] 12:00pm-1:00pm NZST Saturday 22

Registration Closed  > https://promise6daypanel2023.eventbrite.com 

Past Events 

The Debtors Anonymous Australia Annual Convention 2022 – was held virtually from Sydney. This D.A. special event is still visible > Special Event Website < The event site is hosted free and built from a free template via google sites. 

D.A. Australian Annual Convention 2022 – October 7, 8, 9 *timezone dependant

Convention Theme 'Recovery. A New Way To Financial Freedom'

1999 film 'Fight Club' clip Trigger Warning; swearing. discussion of suicide.

Cultural Awareness of DA

D.A./B.D.A is an offshoot from the Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship (A.A.) est.1935. A.A. is widely known and somewhat generally understood in western society as a norm. A.A. has a large Fellowship presence globally, and has had many cultural references to it. Debtors Anonymous is a considerably younger Fellowship (est. 1976) and is yet to become known or normalised in the same way. That said, references have begun in popular culture, for example, these articles 'A Way Back From Deep Debt' [New York Times], 'Hey, Give Them Credit' [The Washington Post] or in this scene from the iconic 1999 film 'Fight Club' (Viewer discretion is advised). You can read up about the Debtors Anonymous Fellowship scope and history on a wikipedia webpage/DA.