Melbourne Social Club Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the age range of members in our Melbourne Social Group?
    A: Our age ranges from about 30 to 65 with the average member age in the middle around 40s. 
  • Q: Does the age range change on different events?
    A: The age of members attending any specific event would depend on the type of social event. As examples, the sportier events will usually have the younger members of the group and theatre events would normally attract the older members of the group.

    In our Melbourne social club, our social Melbourne activities are geared towards the common interest, so we do not feel the need to specify age groups. We have run over 4,000 social events around Melbourne.
  • Q: What sort of Melbourne events does the Melbourne Social Club organise?
    A: We arrange fantastic social Melbourne events ranging from free events like dinners, drinks nights, sports events, trivia nights to corporate style events like Derby Day and Oaks Day cruises, winery tours, day trips and weekends.  If you would like to view some recent member’s events; please visit our Facebook Page or our Melbourne Social Club Instagram Page.
  • Q: How many people attend our social Melbourne activities?  
    A: The number of members attending any specific activity would depend on the type of social activity. Each activity will interest a subset of the club and availability of members on the day of the event. Many of our trivia nights and group dinner evenings have around 10 to 15 people attending. The Christmas Picnic in the gardens has been running for over 12 years and on Christmas Day 2017, 2018 and 2019 over 100 people attended on these days. We ran the Christmas Day picnic again in 2022 and 2023, after the COVID lockdown years.
  • Q: How many Melbourne Social Club members ?  
    A: Our membership database contains over 4,500 members and guests with between 200-350 active memberships at any time with over 2,650 fans on Facebook.
  • Q: How do I meet new friends in Melbourne Social Club ?  
    A: The Melbourne Social Club has run over four thousand wide ranging events where each event is hosted allowing introductions at each event creating countless long lasting friendships in Melbourne as well as several marriages. The Melbourne Social Club is a great way to make new friends in Melbourne especially if you are new to Melbourne or an expat in Melbourne.
  • Q: Why do we have to pay for a membership to attend Melbourne Social Club events?
    A: We have professional expenses (like any other company), that we need to cover so that we are able to offer events to our members. As examples, company fees,  accountancy fees, website, marketing, advertising, admin and banking fees. Membership fees provide the infrastructure to the social club allowing us to run the social events.
  • Q: What value does a Melbourne Social Club membership provide? Why should I join this social club in Melbourne ?
    A: Our yearly social club membership works out at less than $2.90 a week which is about the price of a cup of coffee at a Melbourne cafe in happy hour. On average, we have 3-4 events per week with over 2 free events a week to attend. Membership includes access to a wide range of social events around Melbourne.
  • We have structured the club to have numerous events including many free and discounted events into one inclusive price. We consider this to be a fair way of offering multiple social events over a year.  Fun, Food and Friendship runs many discounted events ranging from Dining, Wine Tours, Comedy, Sports, Ghost Tours, Day Trips, Drinks Nights and many more.  If you attend these discounted events, you would easily save more than the cost of your membership. 
  • Q: Why is the Melbourne Social Club an award winning club ?                           
    A: We have received a commendation from the City of Melbourne for making the city social for over a decade as well as qualifying for many Word of Mouth yearly service awards that are rewarded to the top 5% of businesses entirely based on customer feedback, including an customer service award for 2023 and 2024. We are also highly rated on Google reviews and Facebook reviews with over 2,650 fans. Also in 2023 and 2024, we qualified for a Quality Business Award which is a seal of quality, achieving an overall quality score of 95% or greater. This award shows a dedication to providing a quality product and maintaining an overall fantastic customer experience.
  • Q: After I join the Melbourne Social Club, when can I book events as a member?
    A: Almost immediately. After joining our Melbourne Social Group using the secure Registration page, an automatic email is sent back to you confirming your new membership number and password which is used to book events as a member. Your e-mail address can also be used to login, after you join as a member. Your membership must be current to participate in a members only event.
  • Q: Do we offer a social club membership refund policy ?
    A: Yes, we offer a full refund of membership fees paid for seven days after joining.
  • Q: Can I attend a Melbourne Social Club event on my own?
    A: Of course! Most people attend social events on their own; it’s a great way of meeting new people. There is always a host that attends our Melbourne social events. The host will ensure a comfortable introduction to your first social event.

  • Q: Do I need to join the Melbourne Social Club in order to attend an event?
    A: Some social events are open to non-members so that you able to attend an event without joining. Due to recent COVID restrictions, events are mostly members only events with membership having a seven day money back guarantee.
  • Q: Can I bring anyone with me to our Melbourne social events?
    A: Friends can attend social events if the event is open to guest bookings.
  • Q: When I register, do I have to commit to any social events?
    A: The member application form does not commit you to any social events; it just helps us to plan future social club activities, but please inform us if you are unable to attend an event that you have booked.
  • Q: I am not single in Melbourne. Is the Melbourne Social Club still for me?
    A: The Melbourne Social Club is not a singles club in Melbourne. It is a social club that everyone can join in Melbourne and we have corporate companies attending some of our Melbourne events. It is a great social group to join in Melbourne.
  • Q: Do you have a membership for couples?
    A: Yes. If you are a couple and reside at the same address, we have a couple's membership at a discounted price. The membership for couples has two membership cards that can be used independently of each other, allowing access to our events around Melbourne.  The couples discount can only be used if both people join or renew on the same day.
  • Q: How do I register for a membership for couples? 
    A: If you are a couple that reside at the same postal address; two individual memberships are required which will allow access to our events independently.  Register each person via our registration page using the promotional code "couple12" for a 12 month membership or "couple6" for a 6 month membership and complete payment on each registration.
  • Q: Do you have events for children?
    A: No. Our Melbourne social events are designed for adults around the Melbourne municipality and inner suburbs of Melbourne as well as day trips from Melbourne and weekends away. 
  • Q: I prefer not to use PayPal. Do you accept other payments?
    A: Yes. Although Fun, Food and Friendship - Melbourne Social Club prefers PayPal payments which are instant and have payment email confirmations, we welcome payments to our Westpac account under the name of Fun, Food and Friendship Pty Ltd with BSB : 033003 and A/C : 272459.
  • Q: Will you share my personal information with anyone?
    A: Absolutely not, unless you specifically ask us to do so. We do not share or pass on your details to any marketing companies - ever. We do not store any financial information or street addresses.
  • Q: What is the Fun, Food and Friendship - Melbourne Social Club member’s referral scheme?
    A: Fun, Food and Friendship will allow you, as a member, to earn a FREE membership extension for yourself.  To redeem your FREE membership, you need to refer new members to the club (members that have never held a held a membership). As a current MEMBER, when you refer 2 x one year new memberships OR 3 x half year new membership you receive a FREE six month membership extension. As a current MEMBER, when you refer 3 x one year new memberships or 5 x six month membership you receive a FREE full years membership extension.

    Just make sure that your membership number (or name) is on the application form of your friend or colleague to count as a referral. At the end of your current membership, your referral count is reset to zero. If you qualify for a FREE membership; your membership is automatically renewed for you.
  • Q: What is the Fun, Food and Friendship - Melbourne Social Club Membership Loyalty Program?
  • A:Individual members are entitled to a loyalty discount based on the length of continuous membership. For every six months of membership, members will receive an 10% discount off their next 6 or 12 month renewal, up to a maximum loyalty discount of 50% (which relates to 2.5 years of membership). To qualify for a individual membership discount on your renewal, your membership must be extended before your current membership expires. Note that the loyalty program is based in the standard individual membership prices only.
  • As an example, after one year of membership, you would be entitled to 20% discount off your next 6 or 12 month renewal based on the standard individual membership prices. After two and a half years membership, you would be entitled to 50% discount, with the price of membership just $49.50 for six months or $74.50 for one year, which is half price.