Join a Community Dinner


The Welcome Dinner Project also organises and run community welcome dinners in partnership with councils, sponsors and community organisations. These larger events are a great way to celebrate a community milestone, launch a new initiative or just get a taste of the project with lots of your neighbours! People who are new to Australia as well as established residents are encouraged to come along to these events and bring your favourite plate of food to share.

Some past community welcome dinners and large events include:

Open Marrickville Festival Welcome Dinner
Melbourne Welcome Dinner @ The Couch
Welcome Dinner Project Exhibition on Martin Place
Lakemba Harmony Week
Redfern Community Centre Welcome Dinner

Want to get involved? You don’t need to have signed up for a welcome dinner; just click on the event you want to attend below and you will be shown how to register.

Please get in contact with us if you have a great idea for a community welcome dinner or would like to partner with us. We love designing beautiful welcome dinners that join the dots in community!

New South Wales

Thurs 9th March: Community Welcome Dinner at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Casula (near Liverpool – Western Sydney). Register here or email for more details

Sat 11th of March: Community Welcome Luncheon at Clementson Park, Bondi Junction, Eastern Suburbs, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Register here or email for more details

Wed 15th March: ‘Welcome Dinner Project’ Central Coast Launch at Newcastle University, Ourimbah Campus, 6:00 – 8:00 pm          Register here or email for more details

Sat 25th March: City of Sydney and NAVITAS Community Welcome Dinner, Ultimo Community Centre, Ultimo, 6:00 – 8:00 pm,  email for more details

Thurs 30th March: Fairfield Public School and SPARK present Welcome Dinner Project at Fairfield Public School email for more details

Tues 4th April: Lord Mayor’s Welcome to International Student Dinner, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney CBD, 5:00 – 7:00 pm email for more details

Fri 2nd June 2017:


Check back soon for the next Community Welcome Dinner


Darebin Community Welcome Dinner
Sunday 4 June
5pm – 7pm
Reservoir Community and Learning Centre
Register here

Docklands Community Welcome Dinner
Sunday 18 June
5pm – 8pm
Library at the Dock
Register here 

Brimbank Community Welcome Dinner
Friday 23 June
5:30pm – 7:30pm
St Albans Community Centre
Register here 

Dandenong Community Welcome Dinner
Friday 14 July
6pm – 8:30pm
Life Without Barriers, Level 2 / 1-7 Langhorne Street, Dandenong
Register here 

Wyndham Community Welcome Lunch
Saturday 15 July
12noon – 2:30pm
Arndell Park Community Centre, Truganina

Casey Community Welcome Dinner
Friday 4 August
6pm – 8:30pm
Narre Warren South P-12 College
Register here

Northern Territory
Western Australia

3rd April – Bentley Community Welcome Dinner. Email for details

South Australia

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The welcome dinners have been a bridge for me to find lovely friends.

– Shazrad (newly arrived, seeking asylum)

Testimonial Author

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