Melbourne events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. Our events are a great way to meet new people and make friends in Melbourne and explore the city.The Melbourne Social Club averages around 20 to 25 different events a month (up to 30 events a month in summer). Events are added regularly. Most events are Members Only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.


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End of Month Social Drinks Night @ Garden State Hotel

Garden State Hotel, 101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (access via Duckboard Place)

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of year drinks. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink **

Join us for our end of month drinks in the Rose Garden at Garden State Hotel exclusively reserved for Fun, Food and Friendship and the Melbourne Social Club.

The Rose Garden is a vibrant, eclectic saloon located on the basement level, which can be accessed via Duckboard Place or by descending through the beer garden above. Tonight our access will be via Duckboard Place.

If you are not a member, book in and join us at this end of month drinks night. Meet some of our hosts and members, learn more about the best and liveliest social activities in Melbourne and start enjoying a great social life and great benefits like free drinks and discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping and car parking in the city.

A recent article on the social club can also be seen on Weekend Notes.

Check-in with the hosts of the Melbourne Social Club on arrival.

Thu, 27 April

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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2017/2018 Melbourne Entertainment™ Book

to be picked up at end of month social drinks

Order a brand new 2017/2018 Melbourne Entertainment™ Books which includes over $20,000 in valuable offers, valid through 1 June, 2017. It is packed full of restaurants, hotels, attractions, sports and leisure activities for only $70. The Melbourne Entertainment™ Book is your guide to the best restaurants, hotel accommodation, resorts attractions, sports, travel, shopping and leisure activities...

Books ordered here will be brought along to end of month drinks if you would like to purchase a brand new book!

THE BOOKS WILL NOT BE POSTED DUE TO THEIR SIZE.

Please be ready to give cash on delivery for your book, but reserve on-line either way. If you would like a mobile version just state in the comments and we will send you the link for your phone/tablet, payments for mobile version will be via link provided.

Remember to pre-order as we only have limited supplies and it saves you so much money !

Thu, 27 April

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Members: $70

Non-Members / Guests: $70

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Please book now & pay on the day for this event

Booking closes on:
Wed, 26 April

Spanish Film Festival - The Distinguished Citizen

Palace Cinema Como, Como Centre, Level 1, Cnr Toorak Rd & Chapel St, South Yarra

Join us for Spanish Film Festival film, The Distinguished Citizen.

What could be better than winning the Nobel Prize for Literature? For Barcelona novelist Daniel Mantovani (Oscar Martínez, Wild Tales SFF15, Paulina SFF16) everything, as it turns out.

To become part of the establishment and someone whose work everyone can agree on, signals, for him, the end of his career. Opening with his hilariously ungracious speech as he accepts the award in Stockholm (“This canonization is fatal,” he announces to the gathered dignitaries) the film jumps forward five years where we find the taciturn author turning down every award that comes his way.

But when a curious offer appears, to accept the “Distinguished Citizen” award from the small Argentinian backwater of Salas, Mantovani’s birthplace (and the inspiration for much of his fiction), the writer senses a chance to reconnect with his roots and maybe even find inspiration in a town he hasn’t stepped foot in for over 40 years. The Distinguished Citizen is a deliciously dark and sharp comedy as this big-time writer is feted by – and confronted with – the people and places that have informed his life’s work. Oscar Martínez is masterful in his Venice Film Festival award-winning role.

WINNER: Vittorio Veneto Best Film, Best Actor, Venice Film Festival, 2016
WINNER: Best Foreign Film in the Spanish Language (Ibero- American Feature), Goya Awards, 2017
WINNER: Best Screenplay, Havana Film Festival, 2016

This is a co-production between Argentina – Spain and will screen in Spanish with English subtitles and is a comedy/drama film.

Meet Anne at the box office at 6:15pm. The film starts at 6:45pm. The price is for cinema ticket only. If you wish to park at the Como complex, you can show your parking ticket and cinema ticket at the box office to get discounted parking.

Sat, 29 April

6.15pm - 9.00pm

Members: $21.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 28 April

Melbourne Social Cycling and Breakfast

Federation Square (opposite the main tram stop on St Kilda Road)

Join a group of fellow Melbourne Social Club bike riders for our monthly morning ride.

This month, the ride will begin at Federation Square. From there we will make our way along the Southbank of the Yarra through to the Docklands precinct (which we can explore) and past the Melbourne Observation Wheel.

We then connect with the Capital City Trail riding past Royal Park and the Zoo continuing along the trail through the inner northern suburbs.

We will take brunch in North Carlton or Fitzroy after about an hour of riding.

After brunch we will continue on the Capital City Trail back to the Yarra near Dights Falls where we will take a short break before heading back along the river to Federation Square.

The ride takes approx 3 – 3.5 hrs including time for brunch and is mainly on sealed bike paths. It requires a reasonable level of fitness (as there are hilly sections) and a suitable bike in good working order. The ride is about 32 km long.

Meet David at Federation Square at 9 am directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road.

Sat, 29 April

9.00am - 12.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 28 April

Sunday Session and Lunch at Fifth Province

5th Province, 3/60 Fitzroy Street St Kilda

Located in the heart of St Kilda on Fitzroy Street, the Fifth Province is Melbourne’s newest authentic Irish bar offering a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere with live music on Sunday.

The bar serves authentic, freshly made Irish food with a variety of savoury Irish dishes from our lunch and dinner menus. The drinks menu offers an extensive range of beers on tap along with an array of craft beers with a new craft beer rotated in every two weeks.

The venue is very close to the St Kilda tram lines (16 and 96) and it’s the perfect place for a quiet pint, a tasty meal or a lively music session with a warm, friendly Irish welcome.

Meet Hazel at the Funff tables.

Sun, 30 April

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 29 April

Trivia - Sherlock Holmes Inn

Sherlock Holmes Inn 415 Collins St, Melbourne

Join us for a trivia night at the Sherlock Holmes on Collins Street which is a British styled pub located on Collins Street.

The trivia night is hosted by comedian Janet McLeod and offers winners $50 food & drink vouchers as well as quiz rounds for Jugs of Beer, Bottles of wine etc. Janet is a well-respected comedian and has a way of getting you involved in the night.

The Sherlock Holmes opened in 1985 and the hostelry has been extremely well received, as have its comestibles, ales wines and spirits. So much so that the worst criticism has been that the establishment is too small for the large numbers of discerning citizens who wish to avail themselves of the sundry attractions which this unique tavern affords.

Here is a home for the aficionados of the works of the eneffable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, where the friendly shades of Dr Watson, Professor Moriarty (a changed man since he went over the falls) and the Stradivarius-playing, opium-smoking genius himself, the Great Detective, await your pleasure.

So meet Nicole at the reserved table for a fun trivia night.

Tue, 2 May

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

May the 4th be with you - Star Wars Day

Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Windsor

Join us for a fun Stars Wars Day on its own special day

Join us for the latest instalment of Star Wars to see Rogue One from the galaxy far, far away.

The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces in the world transporting you to a time when going to the movies was an event and it has just been recent being re-vamped.

The Astor theatre is only 3 minutes from Windsor Station. Tickets purchased can be purchased on the night. Tram 5 and Tram 78 stops by the cinema.

Meet Ian in the foyer area at 7.10pm

Thu, 4 May

7.15pm - 9.30pm

Members: $13

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 3 May

Friday Night Drinks - Toff in Town

Level 2 Curtain House, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne

Curtin House is frankly ridiculous, brimming over as it is with a host of outstanding bars and club spaces. The Toff in Town is one of the swankiest, with a private booth bar to the left of the stairway and the excellent band space to the right.

This cosy little red curtained room has hosted a wealth of talent, both home and from far away. It's a decadent haunt, and one that reeks of character in an already vibrant Melbourne scene.

Although some of the prices of the wines and cocktails on offer can reach dizzying heights, a strong selection is still available at reasonable cost. The Toff attracts a diverse a crowd and you’re as likely to spot hipsters catching a gig in the band room as you are young professionals enjoying a fine vintage.

Meet Nicole in the reserved area in the Band Room.

Fri, 5 May

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 4 May

Day Trip: Exclusive Market and Wineries Trip

Coffee stand outside the Arts Centre

Enjoy a exclusive market and winery trip for under $80 visiting the Yarra Glen Markets nestled in the heart of the beautiful Yarra Valley on the picturesque Yarra Glen racecourse.

Beautiful country vistas, wide walkways, leafy make this venue the perfect destination for a day out. Everything sold at the new market is fresh, home-made, good value and above all exceptional quality.

We will start the day with a wine tasting at Acacia Ridge Winery before moving on to the Yarra Glen markets. At the market there will be an opportunity to enjoy lunch at one of the many market stalls.

After the markets we will go to Greenstone Winery and then on to Domain Chandon for a little bubbles before we head home.

Chandon will be an informal visit to see around the winery and ground and have enjoy some bubbles, there will be no formal group tasting at Chandon.

Our final stop will be the Chocolate Factory for a sweet treat before we head home.

Price includes return transport and winery tastings st Acacia Ridge and Greenstone. Trip departs at 9.30am sharp.

Meet Nicole at the coffee stand at the Arts centre

Sun, 7 May

9.00am - 5.30pm

Members: $79.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 1 May

Flavour of the Month - Italian

Terra Rossa, 87 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Join us for a night of Italian at Terra Rossa located in the old historic Swiss house building on Flinders Lane.

This restaurant and bar has a stylish ambience that's perfect for dinner or drinks and has all the usual Italian fare, pizzas, pastas with ingredients sourced from Victoria and Italy.

The focus is on seasonal ingredients and matched wines and on Wednesday, there is special that is Gnoochi and a glass of Shiraz for only $20. There are lots of other great dishes and the pork belly is highly recommended.

Meet Ian at the reserved tables

Wed, 10 May

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 9 May

Indoor Rock Climbing

Meet at corner of Swanston street and Franklin Street, Melbourne CBD

Connect with your inner spider man or simply come and hang around for a Saturday Indoor Rock Climbing session.

Indoor rock climbing is fun and can be as easy or challenging as you choose for it to be.

For first timers the session will include a Hardrock Safety Induction and check off process. You'll learn to belay and climb with a partner. You are then free to climb a variety of walls at what ever level you choose to go to.

The booking fee includes hire of shoes and harness. Wear loose and comfortable clothing (e.g. shorts/leggings and t-shirt) - change rooms are available on site if you wish to change for lunch. Bring socks to wear with hired climbing shoes and water (water can be purchased).

Afterwards we will walk to Lygon Street and have lunch at Cafe Cavallino, the home of 'seriously good pizza' in Melbourne for more than 43 years.

Meet Selena at the corner of Swanston Street and Franklin Street at 11.30 am.

Sat, 13 May

11.30am - 3.30pm

Members: $31

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 11 May

Good Beer Week: Sunday Session and Lunch

Palace Hotel, 505 City Road, South Melbourne

Join us for Sunday lunch and a few drinks at the Palace Hotel which has returned to its roots and restored the old-school pub experience.

During Good Beer Week, The Palace is representing South Australia beers and will have 17 taps of deliciousness for the whole week.

It has great pub food and a 78% rating on Urbanspoon and well liked by the locals. They also have $15 Roast Sunday + Pork & Cider with The Hills Cider.

The Palace is the great place to drink up the sun in summer in the leafy beer garden or kick back beside the open fire in winter or maybe shoot some pool and knock back a few quality craft brews as well as all your favourite staple beers.

Food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Sun, 14 May

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 13 May

Good Beer Week: Belgian Beer Cafe

Belgian Beer Cafe Eureka, 5 Riverside Quay, Southbank

Join us for part of Good Beer Week at The Belgium Beer Cafe located on the ground floor of the Eureka Tower.

This bar has a distinctly European charm renowned for serving quality beer poured in the traditional way alongside a Belgian inspired menu.

During Good Beer Week the venue will be able to take you on a tour of a various beers over glorious Northwest Europe with its fine brewing history and its great variety of styles and flavours.

The main bar features an extensive menu of local and international beers and opens out on to an expansive European style terrace, whilst upstairs;the dining room provides an elegant and relaxed space for all occasions. It also has an 81% rating on Urbanspoon. Wines, ciders and other beverages available.

Meet Alan and Ian at the reserved tables.

Tue, 16 May

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 15 May

Good Beer Week : Beer Deluxe in Hawthorn

Beer Deluxe, 329 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Join us for Good Beer Week at BeerDeluxe in Hawthorn which is showcasing ACT's finest craft beers, featuring: Bentspoke Brewing, Wig & Pen, Zierholz Premium Brewery, Capital Brewing and Pact Beer Co.

There will be Tap takeovers, meet the brewer sessions and specialty beer releases throughout the week, including beers that rarely or never make it to Victoria.

The venue has a cosmopolitan feel of the ground level bar, a laidback ambience in the dining area and open-air deck on the second level with the intimate feel of the cellar function room.

They also have a social food menu as well as some great beers, so come and enjoy this new bar which the locals think its great.

Beer Deluxe is close to Glenferrie Train Station and tram 16 goes along Glenferrie Road.

Meet Alan at the venue, all food and drinks at own expense.

Wed, 17 May

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 16 May

Good Beer Week: Kiwi Beers

Foresters Hall, 64 Smith Street, Collingwood.

Join us a Good Beer Week in Kiwi style at the Foresters Arms that boasts up to 50 taps, the biggest selection anywhere in Australia and also has a range of pizzas to help all that beer tasting.

All of Good Beer Week Foresters will be showcasing all things Kiwi that has one of the most exciting and innovative brewing scenes in the entire world!

During Good Beer Week, they wil have regular meet the brewer sessions, kiwi food and snacks, hakas, All Blacks classic victories and some sweet as Kiwi tunes. It’s gonna be choice as!

The owners of Foresters Hall have been visiting some of the worlds most famous beer havens and with 50 taps pouring 32 craft beers from around the corner and around the world, they have the biggest selection of local and international craft beer on tap anywhere in Australia.

The Foresters Hall team is passionate and knowledgeable about beer, so check out this ultra new venue with us with all food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Thu, 18 May

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 17 May

Good Beer Week: Spotted Mallard

Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Join us for Friday night drinks as part of Good Beer Week as we visit is to another great bar, a selection of rotating beer taps and friendly service and a huge 92% rating on Urbanspoon as well.

During Good Beer Week, the Mallard has flown south, returning with rare and reclusive ales and ciders from the Apple Isle of Tasmania. Duck in for a pint or two to see what the south is all about.

The Spotted Mallard (or the full title: Rare and Reclusive, Oft-Neglected, Lesser Spotted Mallard) is trying to bring the best food, Australian craft beer and music there is to offer in Melbourne.

The venue has recently been renovated and when you walk up the giant staircase, you walk into the beautiful old ballroom that has been renovated into a very cool space, with couches, bar stools, dining tables and an outdoor balcony.

Come and see why this place is getting rave reviews, all food and drinks at own expense,

Meet Alan in the bar/pub area with reserved tables for FunFF.

Fri, 19 May

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 18 May

Good Beer Week: Windsor Alehouse

Windsor Alehouse, 42 Punt Road, Windsor

Join us as we pay a visit to The Windsor Alehouse which used to be The Pint on Punt as part of Good Beer Week.

During Good Beer Week, there is a nine day beer bonanza with nine of the finest NSW beers, so each day will showcase a discounted "beer of the day

The bar recently underwent extensive renovations to transform it into a modern day Northern suburbs style pub. It boasts 19 taps of beers which consist of around a third Lion Nathan beers, Little Creatures Boags etc and the other third craft beers. Of the craft beers, they feature a few one offs which are hard to come by.

They also have a good selection of wines for those on the dark side.

The bar is located near Fitzroy St / St Kilda Road Junction and many trams can be taking to this junction, trams 3,5,16,64 and 67.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Sat, 20 May

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 19 May

End of Month Social Drink Night

More information coming soon

We will be arranging a social drinks night on the last Thursday of the month, on our usual date, open to everyone to attend. More info coming soon

Thu, 25 May

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Puffing Billy Trip

PTV Hub, Ground Floor, Southern Cross Station

Take a train ride through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, and dangle your legs over the side of Puffing Billy as it moves over the historic Menzies Creek trestle bridge and through fern gullies from Belgrave to Emerald.

We will disembark at Emerald for 45 minutes - enough time for a walk and to eat lunch (bring your own picnic lunch, or refreshments may be purchased from the souvenir shop at Emerald lake; BBQ facilities available).

Afterwards, We will take the return journey on Puffing Billy to Belgrave and explore shops and cafes before returning to Melbourne.

Arrival back in Melbourne will be at approximately 6pm, depending on how much time is spent in Belgrave.

Price includes return ticket on Puffing Billy which we need to buy in advance. Myki ticket from Southern Cross Station and lunch at own expense.

Meet Selena at the PTV stand at Southern Cross Station at 9.45 am, ready to board the train to Belgrave Station at 10.00 am and take a short walk from Belgrave Station to connect with Puffing Billy.

Sat, 27 May

9.45am - 6.00pm

Members: $55

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 21 May

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout Exclusive Weekend Trip

PTV Hub - Southern Cross Station

Saturday 10th to Monday 12th June

Since 1974, thousands of people have descended on Rutherglen for one of the biggest wine festivals in the country. A general admission ticket to Winery Walkabout gets you access to wine tastings, live music, entertainment, tours and more at over 17 wineries, making for an epic jam-packed, fun-filled long weekend!

Many wineries also set up markets, food vans, masterclasses, buffet breakfasts, dinners, VIP tasting areas and more. Winery Walkabout is the best way to get to know Rutherglen and enjoy the atmosphere with your friends.

There's a reason people have been coming back for Walkabout for over 40 years - find out for yourself.

The price gets you travel to and from Albury, two nights twin share accommodation and shuttle buses around the festival. We have booked three double bedroom apartments that each sleeps four people at the Quest in Albury. We will take the regional bus to Rutherglen with shuttles from there to the wineries.

We will start the weekend with a train trip to Albury at 12.00 getting in at 4pm (we will have reserved seats this is included in the price). Once in Albury we will have time for a rest and a wander around before dinner (yet to be organised). All food and wine will be at your own expense.

On Sunday morning we will have an early breakfast and jump on the bus to take us to the festival where we will get another shuttle to get us out to the wineries.

On Monday we will have a relaxing start and take the 12.45 train back to Melbourne and are due to arrive back around 5pm.

The festival booked out in record time last year so get in early.

Meet Nicole at the PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station.

Sat, 10 June

11.45am - 5.00pm

Members: $299

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 9 June

Perisher Snow Weeks - Week 1 and Week 2

Jindabyne / Perisher NSW

We opening expression of interest for a group to go skiing / boarding in Perisher Blue (NSW) staying in Jindabyne. On previous years, some people have attended for one week and some attend for two weeks depending on individual members requirements.

We weeks we plan to head up are Week 1 (1 to 8 July) AND Week 2 (9 July to 16 July).

We will run the event in a similar manner to previous years, where some people attended for one week and some for two weeks.

Sat, 1 July

TBA - TBA

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ONLY

Please note: On registering for any Fun, Food & Friendship (FFF) event, you freely engage in the event knowing that FFF and its staff, hosts or associates can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage you or your guests may incur as a result of your participation and freely participate in the activity at your own risk. Members also require a current membership to attend members only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.

Cancellation Policy

For events that require pre-payment, in the event that you cancel after payment has been received a 50% cancellation fee will be charged if at least 7 days notice is given. If less than 7 days notice is given, unless FFF are able to fill your place with another member booking at the last minute, no refund would be given as these events are booked and paid in advance on the numbers taken.

You are at any point able to allow a friend to substitute your place and no extra charges will be added for them as a guest. However this is to be discussed with the staff at FFF prior to the event.

All events are subject to minimum numbers. If in the unlikely event that an event does not go ahead or FFF has a reason to cancel the event, only people who have registered for the event will be notified.

Members and guests shall not hold FFF responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for the cancellation for whatever reason of an event. Where cancellation arises and it is the fault of a supplier of an event, FFF will use their best endeavours to procure the return of the booking fees and any other monies paid by members for such events.

Fun, Food and Friendship and Melbourne Social Club reserve the right to make alterations from time to time in regards to the events format including the type of function and venue location.




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