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

Friday 9th March 2018Green Square Community Welcome Dinner in partnership with local organisations at The Social Corner, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Green Square. Register here or email for more details.

We will be hosting a stall on Tues 20th March 2018, at Sydney Town Hall, 4.00pm- 7.00pm for the Lord Mayor’s Welcome to International Student Dinner – email for more details



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)

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