What we're about

It's that time of year where we connect to you and listen to your experiences. Filling out the Befriend Annual Survey helps us understand the impact of all our work - Hosts, community members and staff members - so we can keep doing the stuff that matters and try new things too!

Look out for the paper survey at events happening 1st June - 15th June or take 5 mins to fill it in online here 👉 Befriend Survey 2023


Welcome to the Befriend community! This is where you'll find invitations from every day folk all over Perth who are hoping you'd like to join them in doing something fun! All groups and gatherings are initiated and run by local residents, guided by the Befriend values of inclusion, fun, authenticity, curiosity and sustainability.

Befriend is just the platform to connect, you all are the real superstars here! At a Befriend community group you can expect to find people who will greet you with a friendly face and a warm welcome.

Like Harry and Amy. They host their own Dungeons and Dragons group sometimes. Check out the video to discover why they do what they do.

Upcoming events (4+)

Rockingham: Breakfast at Knock on the Go.

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The Knock also known as ‘Knock on the Go’ was formerly called Sunsets.
This is another restaurant that has recently been rebranded. A new venue on the list for our fortnightly Saturday morning breakfasts. I’m always excited to try new places and looking forward to dining at The Knock.
Hope you’re able to join me.

Coffee or lunch and a catch up with friends at Floreat Kiosk Cafe Floreat

The Kiosk Floreat Beach

Come join us for a coffee or lunch and a friendly chat with friends you have met before or meet and make some new friends. I will booked a table under the name 'Barbara Edwards' but also look for our rainbow colored bear sitting on the table
Friends and family are welcome to join us too.
We are a small group of friends some with a common life event – a brain injury. We meet with friends, family and anyone else who would like to join us to catch up and meet new people
The Kiosk Cafe is next door to the Floreat Surf Life Saving Club overlooking Floreat Beach at the north end of Challenger Parade. Plenty of free parking and several ACROD bays, Inside the cafe ask for Barbara or look for our rainbow coloured bear sitting on the table or phone me on[masked]

Kwinana - Crochet & Knitting with Befriends

Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre

Join Befriend Host Angela and friends every Saturday fortnight from 12pm til 3pm where they share their passion for Crocheting & Knitting.

This meet up is a casual social craft meet up and no matter what skill level you are at everyone is welcome.

Be inspired by others or challenge yourself to master a new design.

If it's your first time - your welcome to just pop in for a cuppa & observe before you take up the threads and find yourself hooked!

Plenty of skilled and helpful hands ready to get a beginner started as well.

You'll find us in the comfy seats of The Dome lounge area just outside the library entrance in the Carol Adams Lobby of The Darius Wells Library & Resource Centre enjoying a cuppa & no doubt some laughs.

We look forward to meeting you & sharing some time together creating amazing pieces.

This is a free event & you are welcome to purchase food & drinks from The Dome at your own expense.


Please note: If you are unwell or showing any flu like symptoms we ask you not to attend and look forward to catching up at another time.

We also request when attending any Befriend event during COVID-19 restrictions to please ensure you have your own hand wash or antiseptic wipes on hand. Please follow recommended personal hygiene & safe social distancing practices.

Story Weavers' Circle - Introduction to Traditional Story Telling

Novelli Pavilion

CONNECT & REFLECT in community through the power of traditional storytelling. You might even be inspired to start your own storytelling group!

Join us for one or both FREE sessions:
3 June: Intro to Traditional Storytelling
17 June: Find Your Storytelling Voice

Embark on a magical adventure with Storytellers Melissa Min and Nicola-Jane le Breton, as they guide you into the world of our ancestors' collective imagination, brimming with symbolism and timeless wisdom. This immersive two-part series invites you to explore several traditional tales, harness the power of image and metaphor, share meaningful conversation, and learn basic storytelling and story-remembering techniques. Nicola and Melissa will also share insights, resources, and ideas for those who might like to continue with a local Story Weavers' Circle.

"After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." - Philip Pullman

About Traditional Storytelling
Traditional storytellers believe mythical tales, legends, folk and fairy tales have a remarkable relevance to our current times. Their themes and messages resonate with wisdom, meaning, insight and humour. When we hear an ancient story, it often stirs a deep sense of familiarity or homecoming in the listener.

About Your Storytelling Facilitators: Melissa & Nicola
Melissa is a renowned Storyteller, published poet and author. She leads Storytelling Circles, Writing for Wellbeing groups and creative workshops across WA. Melissa is a passionate advocate for bringing creative and artistic practices to community spaces. Nicola is a Community Story Weaver with Befriend, dedicated to nurturing safe spaces for people to open their hearts and minds, reflecting together on life's most essential themes.

This Free event is hosted by Befriend Inc

Novelli Pavilion - Main Hall - 28 Novelli Parade, Piara Waters WA 6112

Introduction to Traditional Storytelling - Saturday June 3rd with Melissa and Nicola-Jane le Breton

Find Your Storytelling Voice - Saturday 17 June with Melissa

Please register separately for each storytelling experience.

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Your good self, a little curiosity, reading glasses if you need them, notepad, and pen.

A light afternoon tea will be provided.

We look forward to welcoming you to the circle.

Past Events

Burns Beach Sunset Walk

Burns Beach coastal walking path