Melbourne social events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. Our Melbourne social events helps you to socialise and meet new people and make friends in Melbourne. The Melbourne Social Club averages around 20 to 25 different social events in Melbourne a month (up to 30 events a month in summer). Events are added regularly. Most Melbourne social club events are for members only as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.

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Christmas Visit to Melbourne Night Market at Queen Victoria Market

The Drunken Poet, 65 Peel St, West Melbourne

Come and join Funff in a summer tradition with the night Market at Queen Victoria Market just before Christmas.

The market has food stalls highlighting cuisines from around the world with live entertainment and a mix of shopping.

Take a tour of world food flavours with over 30 stalls preparing fresh food on-site from a range of cuisines, including: Indian, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Spanish, Dutch and Middle Eastern. Bars and Wineries also available.

A mix of shopping with over 150 vendors offering everything from unique clothing and jewellery through to original prints and plants, promising a unusual shopping experience that will have you coming back for more.

The Drunken Poet is located across from the market.

Meet Ian in the Drunken Poet. We will head into the market at 7.30pm. Food and drinks at own expense.

Wed, 19 December

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Tue, 18 December

Friday Night Christmas Drinks in Melbourne

State of Grace, 27 King Street, Melbourne

Happy Christmas!! Come and celebrate Christmas with Friday Night Drinks.

Join us at a stylish venue that is a den of old world cocktails with a European style and is a great place to escape for a Christmas Friday Night Drinks.

State of Grace has been re-opened on King Street and used to be set on Collins Street where we have also held a Christmas Friday drinks in the old venue, so help us continue the tradition.

In a similar style to the old venue, there is a restaurant on street level with a European style and a hidden cellar bar. It has a good wine list, beers of tap and their signature and classic cocktails as well as casual dining options.

Come and join us for a great drinks night at this stylish venue, meet Wayne at the reserved area.

Fri, 21 December

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Thu, 20 December

Ho Ho Hosts Christmas Party

near Chapel Street and High Street, Windsor

*** This party is limited to the hosts of the club for all their help organising events this year and invited guests, invites will be sent out closer to the day ***

The hosts Xmas party is a casual drinks and nibbles night. There will be a mix of bubbles, red and white wines, beers, soft drinks and dips. Please note that if you would like to bring your special drink that would be fine, as we will not have a full range. It is a great way to thank the hosts for helping arrange events by having a Christmas party and enjoy a few wines or a few beers.

This is a free casual event with drinks and nibbles and it will be possible to head out to dinner afterwards in Chapel Street (although the party kept going til late in previous years.)

As with all events that involve drinks, driving is not recommended.

Sat, 22 December

4.00pm - 7.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Christmas Day Lunch in Melbourne 2018

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

** Open to everyone to enjoy Christmas **

Come and join the Melbourne Social Club for a Melbourne Christmas Day Picnic Lunch in Queen Victoria Gardens. This will be the 13th year that the Christmas Day Picnic has been run and we expect over 120 people to attend like last year.

There will be no snow but a great place to meet others not participating in the traditional family Christmas. This event is shared with Newcomers Network.

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

Join us and the Newcomers Network for a relaxed Christmas Day lunch under a shady tree.

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. It would be also useful if you could bring a name tag as well.

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

The group will be located under a shady tree directly opposite the Arts Centre and Arts Centre Tram stop located on St Kilda Road.

Look for the Melbourne Social Club banner and the Newcomers Network banner hanging from the tree in Queen Victoria Gardens. A Happy Christmas text will be send on Christmas Day so you can reply to this text message if needed. It would be also useful if you could please bring a name tag as well.

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

Tue, 25 December

NOON - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE



Booking closes on:
Mon, 24 December

Melbourne Social Cycling : Capital City Trail on Boxing Day

Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

This Boxing Day ride 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 childrens 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 directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road. Please ensure that your bike is in good working order.

Lunch at own expense.

Wed, 26 December

10.45am - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Tue, 25 December

End of Year Drinks in Melbourne CBD

Governors Lounge, Royal Melbourne Hotel (RMH), 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of year drinks. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink **

Join us for our end of year drinks in the Governors Lounge at Royal Melbourne Hotel exclusively reserved for Fun, Food and Friendship and the Melbourne Social Club in this heritage listed building.

Come and see some of our previous event photos on the TV screens in our reserved area.

If you are not a member, book in and join us at this end of year 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.

There is fantastic Thursday night $20 porterhouse with a drink deal available on the night.

This historic venue is located near the intersection of Bourke Street and King Street.

Check-in with the hosts of the Melbourne Social Club on arrival

Thu, 27 December

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE



Friday Night Film of the Month: Bohemian Rhapsody

Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Windsor

Join us for our film of the month at the historic Astor Theatre to see the a highly appreciated biography of the British rock band Queen. If follows the life of singer Freddie Mercury leading up their legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985 at Wembley stadium.

It is the highest grossing music biography of all time, some come an enjoy it with us.

The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces in the world transporting you to a time when going to the movies was an event and it has just been recent being re-vamped.

The Astor theatre is only 3 minutes from Windsor Station. Tickets purchased can be purchased on the night. Tram 5 and Tram 78 stops by the cinema.

Meet Ian in the foyer area at 7.10pm

Fri, 28 December

7.10pm - 9.30pm

Members: $17.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Please book now & pay on the day for this event


NYE 2018: New Years Eve Party in Melbourne

Belgian Beer Cafe Eureka, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank

Join us for NYE to enjoy a fantastic end to 2018 in Southbank where we have organised an exclusive package for under $$40 that includes two premium drinks, share of classic mixed platters with fries as well as entry to the venue.

The venue is located on the ground floor of the Eureka Tower and the main bar opens out on to an expansive European style terrace in the Southbank area, whilst upstairs provides an elegant space where our social club will have a reserved area.

This bar has a distinctly European charm renowned for serving quality beer poured in the traditional way alongside a Belgian inspired menu as well as the usual selection of bar drinks.

As it is the festive season, members can book in extra guests that might be visiting them, so please email us if you would like to book in extra guests at the same members price.

The price includes two premium drinks vouchers, shared classic platters and fries available in our upstairs reserved area and entry into the bar. The platters will placed on tables in our reserved area.

The classic shared platter includes Belgian cheese croquettes, Moroccan lamb sliders, mini-beef skewers, Thai spiced calamari, vegetable spring rolls, chicken wings and coconut prawns as well as frites and mayonnaise. The two premium drinks vouchers can include any tap beer or cider including all the global tap beers, sparkling Janz, Twin Islands sauv. blanc, Vasse Felix chardonnay, Fickle Mistress Pinot Noir, Seppelt 'Chalambar' Shiraz, soft drink, juice, tea/coffee.

The DJ starts from 10pm in the downstairs area playing a mix of music, so some of the group may wish to stay upstairs or others could move downstairs area, if they prefer. Please arrive before 9pm to enjoy the platters and fries.

The venue is close to the bridge that crosses the Yarra from Flinders Street Station and within close walking distance from all the trams of St Kilda Road, so have a fantastic NYE then jump on the train or tram home.

Join the Melbourne Social Club for what’s sure to be a cracking NYE party in Southbank with your name listed on the door. Meet Ian and Nicole and other hosts upstairs in our reserved area.

Mon, 31 December

7.30pm - 12.30am

Members: $39.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Prepayment required for this event


Booking closes on:
Sun, 30 December

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 of your participation and freely participate in the activity at your own risk. Members also require a current membership to attend members only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.

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 Group and Melbourne Social Club reserve the right to make alterations from time to time in regards to our Melbourne social events format including the type of function and venue location.

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