This is the events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. The Melbourne Social Club averages around 20 to 25 different events a month (up to 30 events a month in summer). Events are added regularly. Most events are Members Only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests. Our Melbourne events are a great way to explore Melbourne, meet new people and make new friends in Melbourne. 2014 NYE Party open to everyone.

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Christmas Day Lunch in Melbourne 2014

The Queen Victoria Gardens (opposite National Gallery of Australia), St Kilda Road

** Open to everyone to enjoy Christmas **

Come and join us for a Melbourne Christmas Picnic Lunch in Queen Victoria Gardens shared again with another great social network, The Newcomers Network. This will be the ninth year that the Christmas Day Picnic has been run and we expect over 100 people to attend. An article on the event can be seen on Weekend Notes.

There will be no snow but a great place to meet others not participating in the traditional family Christmas. Catch up with your FunFF friends and also new friends from the Newcomers Network.

Queen Victoria Gardens is very centrally located in Melbourne and is located opposite the National Gallery of Australia and is close to Flinders Street Railway Station.

Please bring your own food/drinks, picnic blanket/rug/chair, sunscreen hat etc. and outdoor games equipment - like a football to kick, cricket bat and tennis ball etc, if you wish.

Bring food that you can have for yourself or share with others.

Public transport is free on this day and uses the Sunday timetable.

Stairs that lead to the path that goes through the gardens are located opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road. On the path you will see many trees in a flat grassy area and our location will be directly opposite the National Gallery of Victoria.

Look for the Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship Banner or Newcomers Network sign hanging from the tree in the gardens and reply to reminder SMS on the Christmas Day if needed.

Meet Ian from Fun, Food and Friendship and Sue from the Newcomers Network on arrival, you can come for any part of the times shown and enjoy a Christmas Day picnic lunch.

Thu, 25 December

11.50am - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE


Booking closes on:
Wed, 24 December

Melbourne Social Cycling : Capital City Trail on Boxing Day

Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

This will be an easy social casual ride around Melbourne on the Yarra Trail. The approximate distance is 32 km on the Capital City Trail. This ride is run in conjunction with the YHA cycling group and we have run this joint ride for many years.

The route is easy and is fairly flat most of the way. We ride along the Yarra past Collingwood children’s farm to Dight Falls and after lunch we head back on the Moonee Ponds Creek. The trail continues past the Zoo and towards Docklands and then back to Southbank which is ideal for some drinks, ice creams or gelato.

The lunch venue is the historic Fairfield Boat House to enjoy an informal outdoor dining experience. Relax by the river in an historic riverside garden setting watching the rowers on their classic designed rowing skiffs which are unique in the Southern Hemisphere.

Various lunch options are available from the outdoor grill all cooked in front of your eyes.

Meet David and Ian at Federation Square. Please ensure that your bike is in good working order.

Lunch at own expense.

Fri, 26 December

10.45am - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Thu, 25 December

Melbourne Social End of Year Drinks @ Word Lounge

Word Lounge Bar, 14 Goldie Place, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of year drinks, please note that this special event is on Saturday night. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink **

During this end of year special, we hope to have our events over the year displayed on the TV screens in the venue to recap events over the year.

If you are not a member, book in and join us at this end of month drinks night. Meet some of our hosts and members, learn more about the best and liveliest social activities in Melbourne and start enjoying a great social life and great benefits like free drinks and discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping and car parking in the city.

An article on a previous social drinks night can also be seen on Weekend Notes.

Come and enjoy this comfortably classy bar, this month’s offer for members are a complimentary drink on arrival. Please show your membership card to obtain your free drink of tap beer, house wine or basic spirits. We will also receive tasty food platters for the group. All other food and drinks at own expense.

This venue is located in another wonderful secret laneways of Melbourne, sited in an historic 1920s warehouse which features polished floorboards, open fireplace, an antique bar, cosy leather chesterfields and a tucked away beer garden complete with heating in the winter.

This is another one of those hidden Melbourne bars that the FunFF team finds for you, so come and enjoy it with us!!! The venue is located near the intersection of Queen and Lonsdale Streets in Goldie Place.

Check-in with the hosts of FunFF at the door on arrival.

Sat, 27 December

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE


NYE 2014: Melbourne Social Club New Years Eve Party Countdown to 2015

Post Office Bar, 90 Swan Street, Richmond (near the train station)

** Early Bird Price currently available, event open to everyone ***

Join the Melbourne Social Club for the ultimate New Year's Eve Countdown party at the converted Post Office in Richmond. With friendly staff, plenty of atmosphere and outdoor courtyard, you’re sure to have a fantastic end to 2014. Enjoy great music counting down a different decade on the hour starting with 80s music at 8pm and finishing with music from today at midnight with matching $10 cocktails for each decade. See our NYE Flyer.

The price of $49 includes entry to the venue, a champagne cocktail (or local tap beer, or house red or white wine), pizza platters and DJ. Members of the Melbourne Social Club get a reduced entry price of $39.

The Post Office Bar has a large bar space incorporating a stunning white marble bar beneath a working wine-store gantry with the century-old magic of the original Post Office building. It has a classy, yet chilled feeling with a great vibe.

There are several beers on tap, plenty of bottle options, with wines by the glass and lots of cocktails.

Special $10 themed cocktails are available throughout the night to remind you of each decade:

80s: 8-9pm- Sex on the beach & Royal Rickey
90s: 9-10pm- Midori illusion & Rum coolers
2000s: 10-11pm- Cosmopolitan & Vesper Martini
2010s: 11-12am- Kir Royal & Dark & Stormy

These cocktails will be priced at only $10 each, for the hour within which they are served..

Wood fire pizza platters are included in the NYE ticket price (before 10:30pm) with the venue achieving an 82% rating on Urbanspoon. The venue is very close to Richmond Train station so have a fantastic NYE in Richmond and then jump on the train home.

So join the Melbourne Social Club for what’s sure to be a cracking New Year's Eve countdown party with your name listed on the door. Book now for Early Bird pricing.

Wed, 31 December

8.00pm - 1.00am

Members: $39

Non-Members / Guests: $49


Prepayment required for this event

Booking closes on:
Thu, 25 December

KFC Big Bash: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars @ Etihad Stadium

PTV Hub, Ground Floor, Southern Cross Railway Station

The KFC Big Bash League is the premier domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in Australia and is played each summer between city-based franchises.

Melbourne has two teams competing in the competition, the Stars and the Renegades.

Watch the Renegades and Stars face off in the local derby. Each team will feature a number of current and former Australian and international representatives so expect to see lots of fours and sixes hit.

Come and join your Funff friends for an evening of big-hitting cricket and entertainment at Etihad Stadium.

All food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Tony at meeting place to be determined.

Sat, 3 January

6.00pm - 11.00pm

Members: $25

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Have a Go : Rowing at Albert Park Lake

Y Rowing Centre, Powerhouse Function Centre (cnr Queens Road and Lakeside Drive) Albert Park Lake

Come and try rowing at Albert Park Lake, and have fun learning about rowing.

During this introductory session you will receive basic tuition in crews of 4 in an olympic-style shell (boat).

The introductory session starts at 10am sharp and finishes at around 11.00.

Unlike canoes, rowing shells don't roll over. All you need is a thick pair of socks, t-shirt, bike shorts or track pants and a warm top if it is a cool day.

Look for Ian and his bicycle at the Rowing Centre. The Powerhouse Function centre is located near the Pullman Hotel(was the old Sebel or Carlton Crest Hotel) at the intersection of Kings Way and Lorne Street. Melways 2L A11.

Afterwards we can take a coffee or early lunch at the Pullman Hotel

Sun, 4 January

9.40am - 11.30am

Members: $16

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Prepayment required for this event


Booking closes on:
Fri, 2 January

Flavour of the Month - Mediterranean at The Hive Bar

Hive Bar, 308 High Street, Northcote

Come and join us as we head to The Hive Bar, which is located in the centre of Northcote High Street. They serve mainly Mediterranean food, although Urban Spoon reckons they are an American style restaurant, however overall they have an interesting mix of food, a few decent beers as well as a good wine list.

As usual, food and drink at own expense.

To get there, take the 86 tram and get off at stop 32, High Street Northcote.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Wed, 7 January

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Tue, 6 January

A Day at Portsea Polo

Coffee stand outside the Arts Centre

** Only a few spaces left **

Join us on our exclusive tour enjoying a day of world-class polo, beauty and glamour in the amazing Portsea setting. We advise members to book early for this event as tickets to Portsea Polo sell out early.

Portsea Polo is a huge event on the summer social calendar. Australia's highest profile polo event combines the excitement of the polo with the best Melbourne has to offer - food, wine, sun, the great outdoors and picturesque Portsea.

The price includes return transport and general admission to the Portsea Polo. The General Admission area is located in an excellent viewing position immediately beside the Polo Ground and is well shaded by tea trees. Bring a chair or picnic rug and enjoy all the polo action whilst feasting on the fine food and wine available for purchase from the cash bar.

We should be able to organise pick-ups on the way just ask before booking.

Meet Ian for a great day at the Polo.

Sat, 10 January

8.30am - 8.00pm

Members: $139

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Prepayment required for this event


Booking closes on:
Wed, 31 December

Sunday Session and lunch at The Public Brewery, Croydon

Public Brewery, 13 Lacey Street, Croydon VIC 3136

The Public Brewery is a landmark micro-brewery located in the leafy eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The Public Brewery provides customers with a brewing experience the likes of which has never before been offered.  The purpose built micro-brewery is open to the public to brew their own beer using The Public Brewery’s own micro-brewery.

The team at the Public Brewery have transformed what was an old feed and grain warehouse which operated in the early 1900’s into a stunning commercial micro-brewery. Along with the micro-brewery, The Public Brewery is home to a boutique bottle and retail shop and a bar and dining area which opens out to a paved beer garden complete with a green grassy knoll.

Meet Alan at the information centre inside the barriers of Flinders Street Station at 11.40 am.

We will get the 12.03 Lilydale Line from Flinders Street.

Food and drinks at own expense.

Sun, 18 January

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Sat, 17 January

Australia Day House Party BBQ in Mordialloc


Come and celebrate Australia Day with your FunFF friends with a house party BBQ in Mordialloc.

A traditional day to celebrate Australia Day with a BBQ with a great group of friends,

We will provide a mix of meats and salads but please bring your own drinks to this event.

The house is very close to the beach so if you want to go for a swim if it\'s warm enough then that\'s possible, as well.

Exact location of party will be give on booking. Meet the FunFF hosts on arrival at the BBQ.

Sun, 25 January

NOON - 5.00pm

Members: $15

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Prepayment required for this event


Booking closes on:
Fri, 23 January

Cricket World Cup 2015 : Australia vs England @ MCG

Meeting place will be announced closer to the date

In February and March 2015, Australia and New Zealand will jointly host the 11th Cricket World Cup in 2015.

14 teams will contest the tournament, with the MCG hosting 5 matches, including a quarter final and the final.

Come and see the Aussies take on the Poms in the eagerly awaited first pool match for both sides and the first match of the tournament to be held in Australia.

There is only be 8 tickets available for this event so book early. Meeting place with Tony to be advised.

Sat, 14 February

11.00am - 11.00pm

Members: $40

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Please note: On registering for any Fun, Food & Friendship (FFF) event, you freely engage in the event knowing that FFF and its staff, hosts or associates can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage you or your guests may incur as a result or your participation and freely participate in the activity at your own risk.

Cancellation Policy

For events that require pre-payment, in the event that you cancel after payment has been received a 50% cancellation fee will be charged if at least 7 days notice is given. If less than 7 days notice is given, unless FFF are able to fill your place with another member booking at the last minute, no refund would be given as these events are booked and paid in advance on the numbers taken.

You are at any point able to allow a friend to substitute your place and no extra charges will be added for them as a guest. However this is to be discussed with the staff at FFF prior to the event.

All events are subject to minimum numbers. If in the unlikely event that an event does not go ahead or FFF has a reason to cancel the event, only people who have registered for the event will be notified.

Members and guests shall not hold FFF responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for the cancellation for whatever reason of an event. Where cancellation arises and it is the fault of a supplier of an event, FFF will use their best endeavours to procure the return of the booking fees and any other monies paid by members for such events.

Fun, Food and Friendship and Melbourne Social Club reserve the right to make alterations from time to time in regards to the events format including the type of function and venue location.

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