Melbourne events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. Our events are a great way to meet new people and make friends in Melbourne and explore the city.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 Melbourne Social Club events are for members only as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.


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Melbourne Social Tennis (Christmas Special with Pizza/Salad/Drink)

near St Kilda

Join us for a Christmas social Sunday afternoon tennis which will consist of a round robin tournament where players are matched with other players of their own ability.

The players will play many doubles games over the afternoon session or even sit the odd game out.

Usually we have some games with prizes with bottles of wine just before the pizzas arrive, as per other Christmas social tennis events.

BYO racquet or hire one at the courts at own cost at $5.

After play at around 7pm, there will be pizza and salads with a beer or glass of wine or sparkles which is also included in the cost.

This is the special Christmas Sunday social tennis for the first half of the season, so come and join the party.

Meet Ian at the tennis centre. Tennis centre directions given on booking.

Sun, 17 December

4.15pm - 7.00pm

Members: $30

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Cheap Cinema Night: Film of the Month - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Kino Cinema, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne

Come and enjoy our film of the month on bargain cinema night of only $8.50 to see one of the latest releases at the cinema. This month we will be watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the 6.30pm session.

In one of the year’s most anticipated films, director J.J. Abrams brings to the screen the long-awaited Star Wars seventh episode continuing George Lucas’ blockbuster space adventure.

The Last Jedi will be a very popular film, please consider buying your tickets in advance for the 6.30pm session.

Meet David and Ian at the seats outside the box Office at 6.00pm, the film starts at 6.30pm, but we will go in before the start of the film as it will be popular - so we can sit together.

Mon, 18 December

6.00pm - 8.30pm

Members: $8.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 17 December

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, 20 December

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 19 December

Christmas Party Drinks - Diesel

202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Happy Christmas!! Come and celebrate Christmas with Friday Night Drinks at a new bar on the scene.

Welcome to Diesel Bar, the energy that’s responsible for the light peering through the rustic cracks of the heritage 1920’s building.

It has been whispered on the streets of Melbourne that this landmark was once surrounded by brothels and opium dens. In the seedy days of Little Lonsdale Street, dark and forbidden, building No.202 looked quite the same. By law the face of this historical element is not allowed to be altered hence the retention of its impressive façade.

Nowadays, No.202 hosts a classier crowd which enters through its maintained face of debauchery.

Step through the 1920’s and into Diesel Bar & Eatery, where the insides have evolved dramatically bringing you the moodiest, contemporary bar the CBD has to offer.

Melbourne is forever on the go, and that’s exactly what has inspired the menu at Diesel. From a share plate to something a little more if you need it, Diesel is the perfect place to go for after work drinks, date night or even a meal with friends.

They have a happy hour from 4pm to 7pm so come early and enjoy some cheap drinks before they finish.

Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 22 December

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 21 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, host 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 event. It will be a drinks nibbles casual event 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.

Sun, 24 December

3.30pm - 7.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

HOST EVENT ONLY

Christmas Day Lunch in Melbourne 2017

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

** Open to everyone to enjoy Christmas **

Come and join the Melbourne Social Club for a Melbourne Christmas Day Picnic Lunch in Queen Victoria Gardens shared with the Newcomers Network. This will be the 12th year that the Christmas Day Picnic has been run and we expect over 100 people to attend like last year. 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 friends from around Melbourne and the Melbourne Social Club. It is a great year for the social club this year celebrating two weddings and last year the club receiving a Lord Mayor's Commendation for its contribution to Melbourne.

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.

Join us and the Newcomers Network for a relaxed 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.

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 banner and Newcomers Network banner hanging from the tree in the 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.

Mon, 25 December

NOON - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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Booking closes on:
Sun, 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 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 directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road. Please ensure that your bike is in good working order.

Lunch at own expense.

Tue, 26 December

10.45am - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 25 December

End of Year Drinks @ Royal Melbourne Hotel

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.

A recent article on the social club can also be seen on Weekend Notes.

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, 28 December

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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NYE 2017: New Years Eve Party in Melbourne

The Posty, 90 Swan Street, Richmond (near the train station)

Join the Melbourne Social Club for New Year's Eve with an ITALIANO PARTITO exclusive package for under $35.

Let us transport you to the cobble stone streets of Italy this New Year's Eve with an Italian themed party. Join us for an evening filled with some Italian classic such as antipasto platters, pizza, prosecco, cocktails, street music & warm weather!

With friendly staff, plenty of atmosphere and outdoor courtyard where you can see the fireworks, you’re sure to have a fantastic end to 2017. We have enjoyed two previous NYE parties at this venue and we have had many requests to return.

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.

There will be a live Italian Street band (The Godfathers) to get that feeling of the cobblestone streets of Rome.

It has a classy, yet chilled feeling with a great vibe and the ability to see the fireworks from the courtyard.

As well as the outdoor courtyard, the venue 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.

There are several beers on tap, plenty of bottle options, with wines by the glass as well as $9 Aperol Spritz & $10 Italian cocktails on tap!

The price includes entry to the Italian themed venue, a free drink (cocktail, wine or beer), shared metre long wood fire pizza platters and shared Grande Antipasto Boards available in our reserved area.

Wood fire pizza platters and antipasto boards to share will be included in the price (before 10:30pm) with the venue achieving the winner of the 2017 Pizza Championships in the Meat/Poultry category - yes they are that good!

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 ITALIANO PARTITO with your name listed on the door.

Sun, 31 December

7.30pm - 1.00am

Members: $34.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 29 December

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, 7 January

9.40am - 11.25am

Members: $15

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 5 January

Friday Night Drinks

Information coming soon

We are planning a Friday night drinks for this Friday

Fri, 12 January

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Friday Night Drinks

More information coming soon

We are planning a Friday night drinks for this night

Fri, 19 January

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Greek Tavern Night: Eat for health - Dance for life!

Aegean, 19 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Come and enjoy a night of live music, entertainment, dancing and Mediterranean cuisine.

Dance the night away, do a little Zorba, see some plate smashing as well as other entertainment, while feasting on a hearty banquet of char-grill meats, seafood and a variety of home made delicacies.

$50 per head for the standard banquet to be served to the table.

Meet Hazel and Tina at the reserved table.

Sat, 20 January

7.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: $50

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Australia Day BBQ

Mordialloc

Come and celebrate Australia Day with your FunFF and Melbourne Social Club 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 hosts on arrival at the BBQ.

Fri, 26 January

NOON - 5.00pm

Members: $20

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

End of Month Drinks Night

More information coming soon

We are planning our end of month drinks for the last day of the month due to Australia Day

Wed, 31 January

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

End of Month Drinks Night

More information coming soon

We are planning our end of month drinks for the last day of the month due to Australia Day

Wed, 31 January

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

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 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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