What we're about

BPP is a Brisbane based unincorporated community group for all who are interested in polyamory, relationship anarchy, open relationships, and the varied ethical alternatives to monogamy. We strive for relationships built on consent, honesty and integrity.

BPP seeks to hold welcoming spaces for polyamorous, poly-curious and poly-friendly community connection, discussion and learning through face to face events (and sharing of resources). We do not offer online discussion forums, (these can be found elsewhere.)

We are a consent-based group and aspire to operate in a manner consistent with good polyamory practice, including communication of expectations.

These are a few guidelines for members wondering what to expect in our group.

Respect and inclusion: We ask all group members to accept each other’s right to live their lives as they choose, provided they do not prevent the autonomy of others. This includes respect for diversity in sexuality, gender expression, age, ability, racial and cultural background, lifestyle choices, relationship choices or any other perceived differences. You are welcome to your opinions but please express them respectfully and consider their potential impact on others, especially (but not limited to) those who experience marginalisation in other aspects of society.

Friendly and social: Some members are not looking for new partner/s and others, while open to new intimate connections, are highly selective. We want members to feel comfortable, without unwanted advances. Deeper connections sometimes occur between members, usually by people discovering their mutual compatibility as potential friends or partners through normal respectful social interaction. Many BPP members recommend OkCupid (https://www.okcupid.com/) as a poly-friendly dating site/app.

Unsolicited messages: Do not message anyone without consent. If you would like to receive messages from members, you are invited to state so on your profile description. Unless someone has explicitly requested unsolicited messages on their profile, please assume such messages are unwelcome.

Personal contact and consent: Not everyone is comfortable with personal contact. Some people need to be in the right mood or be close friends with someone before being hugged or touched. If you would like to hug or touch someone, please ask and respect their response. You also have the right to say no if someone wants to touch you – even if you have consented to similar physical contact with them previously.

Confidentiality and privacy: Members have differing levels of dis/comfort about others knowing they are associated with a polyamory group, or sharing their personal information outside the group. Please be mindful not to identify members as having an interest in polyamory when you meet them in non-polyamorous contexts (whether face to face or on social media) without their consent. Similarly, if you want to repeat something shared with you, consider whether it is necessary. If you still want to share it, please seek permission and/or do not reveal any identifying information about the person you are talking about.
Meetup.com is a public website. Depending on your profile settings, group membership can be seen by other Meetup members or through search engines. If you are concerned about being identified as part of Brisbane Poly People on the Meetup.com site you are encouraged to use only your first name or a pseudonym, a non-identifying profile picture and avoid logging in via Facebook.

Emotional safety and responsibility: It is the intention of the organisers that we all create a safe and supportive space for each other. We ask that if something is said at the group that you find offensive or emotionally unsafe, whether directed at you or someone else, that you take responsibility for your own safety and speak up about it. If you are able, talk to the person/s concerned, as near as possible to the event. We also encourage you to take opportunities to gently educate others in your community about issues in which you have more knowledge or experience than they do. If you feel unable to do that, talk to or email a friend or a member of the organising team.

In the event of unacceptable behaviour: If you experience members behaving inconsistently with the group expectations, you are invited to tell an organiser. If you do not know the organisers or do not feel comfortable telling us, you may tell another member who can let us know. The organisers will endeavour to resolve the matter quickly and with appropriate consultation. Members behaving unacceptably may be reminded of these group expectations and/or removed from the group. In extreme cases, the appropriate authorities may be informed. If the issue concerns an organiser, that organiser will be asked to stand aside until the matter is resolved. We prefer to support individual and community responsibility for creating a safe and welcoming space for all members.

Thank you for joining our group. If you would like more information about BPP or polyamory, have a look at our website http://www.brisbanepolypeople.org.au

Upcoming events (5+)

An Evening of Easy Listening Jazz

Doo-Bop Bar

Join us for an evening of Easy Listening Jazz. Come and chat while talented vocalist and pianist Rebecca Lloyd performs. The Doo Bop Jazz Club is one of Brisbane's great new venues in the city centre. We will be upstairs in the Piano Bar where no tickets are required. Bar and Bar Food available. https://www.doo-bop.com.au/piano-bar/ We will be sitting at the high tables to the right as you come in the door. Ask for Michael or Sarah if you can't find us. Event Notes: This is a suitable event for new members of BPP, and existing members may bring poly or poly-friendly guests. Conversations can be assumed to be adult level and specifically themed to polyamory, so attendance of youngsters should only be at considered parent discretion. The purpose of these events is to socialise and have a chat as a community. While friendships and relationships do occur between like-minded people, this is not a "hook up" space and not everyone that attends is looking for a partner. Please don't take photos at the social and protect attendees' privacy after you leave the gathering. We aim to be a welcoming an inclusive space for a diverse range of polyamorous, poly-curious and poly-friendly people. *Some conversations may be overheard. *Please respect attendee's privacy both at the event and if you interact with them in other circumstances - members of BPP may not want everyone in their lives to know they are a member of the group or interested in polyamory. No photos of people without permission.

Social and Discussion Afternoon - To Veto or Not to Veto

Location visible to members

The Catchment Brewing Co is near the corner of Boundary Street and Vulture Street West End. We encourage you to have lunch or make the most of some of the great craft beers available to support the venue that supports us. The Social is between 1:00pm and 4pm. At 2pm we have some formal welcome/introductions and usually a discussion topic. 2pm Topic: To Veto or Not to Veto - How much say do your existing partner/s have when you are forming new relationships? What about after they have been established? We will be discussing some of the pros and cons of vetos and hierarchies in polyamorous relationships. If we remember, we will ask for a gold coin donation to cover basic costs Event Notes: This is a suitable event for new members of BPP, and existing members may bring poly or poly-friendly guests. The room has a wheelchair-accessible stair lift and toilets. Conversations can be assumed to be adult level and specifically themed to polyamory, so attendance of youngsters should only be at considered parent discretion. The purpose of these events is to socialise and have a chat as a community. While friendships and relationships do occur between like-minded people, this is not a "hook up" space and not everyone that attends is looking for a partner. Please don't take photos at the social and protect attendees' privacy after you leave the gathering. We aim to be a welcoming an inclusive space for a diverse range of polyamorous, poly-curious and poly-friendly people. The 199 bus stops outside the venue and South Brisbane Train Station is a 1 km walk. There is some car parking on nearby streets or you can access paid parking at for $5 pre-booked on weekends. https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au/car-parks/australia/queensland/brisbane/brisbane-south/the-markets-west-end-car-park We acknowledge that we gather on the unceded lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Brisbane. Sovereignty over this land was never ceded.

Social and Discussion Afternoon

Location visible to members

The Catchment Brewing Co is near the corner of Boundary Street and Vulture Street West End. We encourage you to have lunch or make the most of some of the great craft beers available to support the venue that supports us. The Social is between 1:00pm and 4pm. At 2pm we have some formal welcome/introductions and usually a discussion topic. 2pm Topic: To Be Confirmed, suggestions for future topics welcome. If we remember, we will ask for a gold coin donation to cover basic costs Event Notes: This is a suitable event for new members of BPP, and existing members may bring poly or poly-friendly guests. The room has a wheelchair-accessible stair lift and toilets. Conversations can be assumed to be adult level and specifically themed to polyamory, so attendance of youngsters should only be at considered parent discretion. The purpose of these events is to socialise and have a chat as a community. While friendships and relationships do occur between like-minded people, this is not a "hook up" space and not everyone that attends is looking for a partner. Please don't take photos at the social and protect attendees' privacy after you leave the gathering. We aim to be a welcoming an inclusive space for a diverse range of polyamorous, poly-curious and poly-friendly people. The 199 bus stops outside the venue and South Brisbane Train Station is a 1 km walk. There is some car parking on nearby streets or you can access paid parking at for $5 pre-booked on weekends. https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au/car-parks/australia/queensland/brisbane/brisbane-south/the-markets-west-end-car-park We acknowledge that we gather on the unceded lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Brisbane. Sovereignty over this land was never ceded.

Social and Discussion Afternoon

Location visible to members

The Catchment Brewing Co is near the corner of Boundary Street and Vulture Street West End. We encourage you to have lunch or make the most of some of the great craft beers available to support the venue that supports us. The Social is between 1:00pm and 4pm. At 2pm we have some formal welcome/introductions and usually a discussion topic. 2pm Topic: To Be Confirmed, suggestions for future topics welcome. If we remember, we will ask for a gold coin donation to cover basic costs Event Notes: This is a suitable event for new members of BPP, and existing members may bring poly or poly-friendly guests. The room has a wheelchair-accessible stair lift and toilets. Conversations can be assumed to be adult level and specifically themed to polyamory, so attendance of youngsters should only be at considered parent discretion. The purpose of these events is to socialise and have a chat as a community. While friendships and relationships do occur between like-minded people, this is not a "hook up" space and not everyone that attends is looking for a partner. Please don't take photos at the social and protect attendees' privacy after you leave the gathering. We aim to be a welcoming an inclusive space for a diverse range of polyamorous, poly-curious and poly-friendly people. The 199 bus stops outside the venue and South Brisbane Train Station is a 1 km walk. There is some car parking on nearby streets or you can access paid parking at for $5 pre-booked on weekends. https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au/car-parks/australia/queensland/brisbane/brisbane-south/the-markets-west-end-car-park We acknowledge that we gather on the unceded lands of the Jagera and Turrbal peoples. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Brisbane. Sovereignty over this land was never ceded.

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