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What we're about

Want to make new friends? Is there a new menu or cafe you'd like to try? Would you like to explore more of what Melbourne has to offer? If your answer was yes to any of the above, then join the Meet, Eat & Explore community!

We love Melbourne! Do something different. Meet someone new. Get out of your comfort zone within a safe community. This community welcomes open minded individuals who appreciate each other's differences.

A lot of time and effort goes into building up this community through our events, so please remember to give back through your donations, support and appreciation. We need your community spirit. We have zero tolerance for any unwelcomed or disrespectful behaviour (of our group policy, in the app, towards one another or the volunteering hosts).


1. Gold coin donations. All events require a gold coin donation to cover the cost of running MeetUp events. Event description will advise of any exceptions (e.g. our Coffee for a Cause events)

2. Waitlist. If you have RSVP'd to a full event, MeetUp places you on the waitlist. We recommend to check your RSVP status via the MeetUp app. Keep your RSVP up to date as this significantly impacts every event as well as the wider MeetUp community.

3. Actively participate. We like to know that you are active members. Remember to respond to messages from our organisers. There are no robots here! Particularly if you have RSVP'd to an event. You can LIKE a comment or post a comment yourself. We want to make sure you haven't forgotten about the event. Say hello, ask a question... we want to hear from you!

4. Emails. We don't send any. Instead, we are active in our events so keep up by using the mobile app. You may receive emails as part of standard MeetUp notifications.

To remain in the group and attend our events, please be aware of the following terms and conditions:

Your profile picture. You must have a valid profile picture to be able to attend any events. We need to be able to put a name to a face (so avoid using a photo with your friends in it). No photo? You will be asked to re-join the group when you're able to provide a valid profile picture. Put on your happy face :)

Your name. We'd like to respect your cultural background by pronouncing your name correctly. Please help us by using English characters.

Be an active member: You will be removed from the group if we are unable to contact you, you have RSVP'd to an event and not turn up, or you have not participated in any events within the last 12 months.

If any of the above doesn't suit, then this group is not right for you.

Upcoming events (1)

ONLINE: Coffee & Conversations

Online event

Are you missing the morning coffee chit chats? Get your cup of coffee ready and discover new and familiar faces in our Coffee & Conversations online event.

NOTE: This is scheduled for 10am Melbourne AEDT

Zoom Video Conferencing:
We'll be running this event via Zoom. Meeting URL will be made available ~1 hour prior to event start time.

- RSVPs are the heart of MeetUps and are as important as your "Please" and "Thank Yous" so please keep your RSVPs up-to-date.
- Check the MeetUp event via the app for updates
- Most importantly, meet people, socialise and get out of your comfort-zone while maintaining social distancing!

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Past events (114)

ONLINE: Coffee & Conversations

Online event

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