The Melbourne Joomla User Group has been running since 2007 and attracts a regular group of Joomla users from all over Melbourne including:
beginners - people building their first joomla site
hobbyists - people tweaking their own joomla site
designers - people who design joomla sites for a living
implementers - people who implement more than just basic joomla sites eg ecommerce, forums, interfaces etc
guns - people who can answer almost any question you may have about Joomla!
Often members are 'multi-functional' with several specialists in hosting, design, security and more.
Meeting monthly (current venue Swinburne Uni at Hawthorn) we cover a number of joomla topics that ideally provide all members of the group with something each month. Additionally we're planning a few other meetups during the year with skypecasts with joomla luminaries, doccamp/barcamp style events, training workshops, and JoomlaDay! Melbourne every few years.