We're about making every moment count, giving you access to the best, fun and unique events, secret parties and tours designed to help you meet likeminded people (aged 18 to 35) and share great times, that's what we do best! 

The story behind the creation of "Newbies International"

I arrived in Melbourne 2013 and found myself on my own with no idea what to do, where to go or how to meet people. Having been told this was the best city in the world and only being from NSW I thought it would be easy to make friends, quickly build a social circle of support and to discover things fairly easy but it wasn't the case! 

After being introduced to meetup from my boss at the time I attended a few events, they were ok but I kept meeting much older people and our interests varied too much. I decided to look into creating a group for others new to Melbourne and now 2 years on here, 1000's of events and 100's of tours later here is a group for people just like that and of the same age with now over 6000 members! 

It's daunting attending your first meetup event and you won't get along with everyone, all it takes is to meet a few people and your time in Melbourne and travels in Oz will be better for it! We run events and tours designed to help you interact and get the most of your experience here and we're also here for support anytime you need it, the world and Melbourne can be a lonely place when you're on your own and this group is here to help change that. 

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