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Melbourne Social Events from the Melbourne Social Club

Our Melbourne social events helps you to socialise and meet new people in Melbourne and make friends in Melbourne.
We average around 3 or 4 events a week.

Most events from the award-winning Melbourne Social Club are for members only as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests. Join as a member via our Register page to support our members events with membership having a seven day money back guarantee.

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Saturday Lunch and Drinks at an Historical Pub

The Old Keilor Hotel, 670 Old Calder Highway, Keilor

Join us for lunch and drinks at the oldest family run hotel in Australia serving the community for over 170 years and explore the many rooms from the Galway Bistro, Red Lion Saloon bar, cocktail lounge and tasting room.

In 1840 a new hotel was built using local bluestone and these walls are still in the bistro today with Cathedral ceilings, open fireplaces and mouth-watering dishes coming from our dedicated team of chefs. The Galway’s Arms bistro is the perfect place to enjoy a fine meal & glass of wine.

The Red Lion Bar is still providing hospitality and refreshing the palates with cool amber liquid for over 160 years. The four walls of this historic saloon bar have witnessed many significant moments in history including two Worlds Wars, many conflicts and battles countless politicians and leaders and many great sporting achievements All of these have all been discussed and sometimes argued around the four walls of this historic saloon bar.

The bistro serves a range of traditional pub fare including pasta dishes, steaks, burgers, params, lamb shanks, fish and curry dishes.

The venue has some great reviews, so join us on a trip to the historic hotel in Keilor.

Meet Alan, Christine at the reserved table.

Sat, 9 December

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Fri, 8 December

Christmas Exclusive Yarra Valley Wine Tour - Day Trip from Melbourne

Coffee Stand outside the Arts Centre, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Enjoy an incredible full Day Yarra Valley Wine Tour for a special Christmas trip to the wineries!

We have put this trip together on request from our members, and last wine trip sold out and we expect this to be another popular trip, so please do not forget to book early.

The price includes wine tastings and return transport with Peter who has run several trips for us. The wineries are Helens Hill, Yarrawood Estate (for lunch at own expense), Balgownie Estate winery and Greenstone Vineyard.

Helens Hill is a boutique estate producing premium, cool climate wines of unique character celebration passion and persistence.

Enjoy lunch on the luscious lawn area at the winery that offers a unique experience amongst the vines that offers picturesque views of the winery estate and the Yarra Valley.

Due to circumstances our original third winery had to be replaced and we are now visiting Balgownie Estate that has is its collection of wines - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Estate Cabernet and Shiraz, sparkling varieties, Black label favourites, Single Vineyard Shiraz and Old Vine Shiraz.

At Greenstone Vineyard, take in the spectacular surroundings and enjoy the company of friends on the deck with live music by local artists until 4pm.

Meet Ian at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre. Tour leaves at 9.40am sharp so enjoy for an early coffee if you wish.

Sun, 10 December

9.15am - 6.30pm

Members: $129.99

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Prepayment required for this event


Booking closes on:
Sat, 9 December

Bar of the Month in Dingley

Dingley Hotel, 334-338 Boundary Road, Dingley Village

Join us for bar of the month at the Dingley Hotel is a neighbourhood favourite with a beer garden area that is great for a summer evening.

It is a good place to catch up with friends with a pub style menu including wood fired pizzas at reasonable prices with a good mix of beers, wines and cocktails on offer.

Join us for another adventure around the suburbs of Melbourne.

Meet Alan at reserved table(s)

Wed, 13 December

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Ho Ho Hosts Christmas Party

near Chapel Street and High Street, Windsor

*** This party is limited to the hosts of the club for all their help organising events this year and invited guests, invites will be sent out closer to the day ***

The hosts annual Xmas party on the Sunday before Xmas is a casual drinks and nibbles night. There will be a mix of bubbles, red and white wines, beers, soft drinks and dips. Please note that if you would like to bring your special drink that would be fine, as we will not have a full range. It is a great way to thank the hosts for helping arrange events by having a Christmas party and enjoy a few wines or a few beers.

This is a free casual event with drinks and nibbles and it will be possible to head out to dinner afterwards in Chapel Street (although the party kept going til late in previous years.)

Sun, 17 December

4.30pm - 8.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Christmas Drinks and Curry

Freddie Wimpoles, 125 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Tonight, we head to St Kilda for a combined bar of the month and curry night visiting Freddie Wimpoles, an American themed bar that is located alongside Indian restaurant Babu Ji in the historic George Hotel.

The bar has an American style feel mixed with a hunting lodge with an impressive elk over the bar with a huge range of spirits and a range of rotating craft beer, think of a trendy version of bar from True Blood. The bar is named after a previous owner that was also a mayor of St Kilda.

The venue has a great range of craft beers and spirits on offer and a happy hour until 6pm.

Enjoy a visit to to this unique American style venue, then partake in a range of Indian cuisine at Babu Ji after a few pre-dinner drinks.

Tram numbers 12, 16 and 96 run to St Kilda.

Meet Ian and Alan at the reserved tables.

Wed, 20 December

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Mon, 18 December

Christmas Day Lunch in Melbourne 2023

The Queen Victoria Gardens (opposite National Gallery of Australia), St Kilda Road, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy Christmas **

Come and join the Melbourne Social Club for a Melbourne Christmas Day Picnic Lunch in Queen Victoria Gardens. This will be the 16th year that the Christmas Day Picnic has been run and we expect over 100 people to attend, if numbers are similar to pre-covid years.

There will be no snow but a great place to meet others not participating in the traditional family Christmas.

Queen Victoria Gardens is very centrally located in Melbourne and is located opposite the Arts Centre and National Gallery of Australia (NGV) and is close to Flinders Street Railway Station.

Join us for a relaxed Christmas Day lunch under a shady tree for a free event on Christmas Day.

Please bring your own food/drinks, picnic blanket/rug/chair, sunscreen hat etc. and outdoor games equipment - like a football to kick, cricket bat and tennis ball etc, if you wish.

Bring food that you can have for yourself or share with others. It would be also useful if you could bring a name tag as well.

Public transport is free on this day and uses the Sunday timetable.

The group will be located under a shady tree directly opposite the Arts Centre where you can walk directly down from the Arts Centre Tram stop located on St Kilda Road.

Look for the Melbourne Social Club banner hanging from the tree in Queen Victoria Gardens. A Happy Christmas text will be send on Christmas Day so you can reply to this text message if needed. It would be also useful if you could please bring a name tag as well.

Meet Ian from Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship social group, you can come for any part of the times shown and enjoy a Christmas Day picnic lunch and meet others on the day.

Mon, 25 December

NOON - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE



Booking closes on:
Sun, 24 December

Melbourne Social Cycling : Capital City Trail on Boxing Day

Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

This annual Boxing Day ride will be an easy social casual ride around Melbourne on the Yarra Trail. The approximate distance is 32 km on the Capital City Trail. This ride is run in conjunction with the YHA cycling group and we have run this joint ride for many years.

The route is easy and is fairly flat most of the way. We ride along the Yarra past Collingwood childrens farm to Dight Falls and after lunch we head back on the Moonee Ponds Creek. The trail continues past the Zoo and towards Docklands and then back to Southbank which is ideal for some drinks, ice creams or gelato.

The lunch venue is the historic Fairfield Boat House to enjoy an informal outdoor dining experience. Relax by the river in an historic riverside garden setting watching the rowers on their classic designed rowing skiffs which are unique in the Southern Hemisphere.

Various lunch options are available from the outdoor grill all cooked in front of your eyes with lunch at own expense.

Meet David and Ian at Federation Square directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road. Please ensure that your bike is in good working order.

Tue, 26 December

10.45am - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Mon, 25 December

End of Year Social Drinks in Melbourne CBD

Ground Level, Transport Bar, Federation Square, Melbourne

Join us for our popular members end of year drinks at the Transport Bar in Federation Square opposite Flinders Street Station.

This iconic venue is a great place to meet for end of year drinks in a very airy modern restaurant and bar with views from large windows around the ground floor and a vibrant hub in Melbourne CBD.

The menu offers a wide range of pub classics including stone fired pizza with Asian inspired street food. It has a wide range of drinks including craft beer.

This venue is located in a very central location opposite Flinders Street Station and is a great central place to meet for our group.

Check-in with Ian and the hosts of the Melbourne Social Club on arrival at our reserved space.

Thu, 28 December

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Wed, 27 December

New Years Eve Party in Melbourne (Melbourne NYE)

The Trust, 405 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Come and join your social club friends in Melbourne for New Years Eve. Please buy your own ticket for this event before confirming your attendance. FunFF will not be purchasing tickets for members, please buy your own ticket.

Enjoy NYE and get ready to glitter like a Disco Ball.

Channel the iconic Studio 54 with a a night of glamour, fashion, music, & art all under one roof.

Enter through the iconic revolving door and be transported to a new world.

DJ booth stands at the heart of it all.

Dance the night away while enjoying roving canapes and awesome drinks.

For NYE there are two options

Option 1: $60 - General Admission; or
Option 2: $155 for 4 hour package (Canapes/Drinks) for First Release Tickets.

Note there is additional booking fees and GST when buying your ticket.

Please visit the web listing below for full details and terms and conditions that also has a link to book tickets.


There will be a meeting spot announced closer to the date, based on the numbers that have booked.

Sun, 31 December

7.30pm - 12.30am

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Thu, 28 December

Have a Go: Sea Kayaking at Sandringham


*** Email us if interested in this event ***

Take a course in a sea kayaking from Sandringham that will give you the fundamental skills to paddle a sit-on-top, inflatable and packraft kayak safely and efficiently in enclosed waters with others.

It covers a range of topics: interpret weather conditions, dress appropriately for the range of conditions and understand the advantages and limitations of your kayak.

It includes training and safety gear.

Please bring sunglasses, hat, shorts/t-shirts, sun screen, snacks and a water bottle. The kayking will last about 3 hours.

If you are driving, also bring coins for the car parking meters.

We can enjoy lunch next to the Kayak shop when we finish.

Meet at 8.45am for a 9am departure at the kayak shop

More information will be posted after a period of expression of interest

Sat, 27 January

8.45am - 11.55am

Members: $135

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


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 Group and Melbourne Social Club reserve the right to make alterations from time to time in regards to our Melbourne social events format including the type of function and venue location.