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

Tues 5th April: Brunch together with local Elders and newly arrived people. 10:30am in Mt Druitt – email for more details


Check back soon for the next Community Welcome Dinner


Moonee Valley Community Welcome Dinner
Sunday 19 March
6pm – 8:30pm
Flemington Community Centre
Register here

Whitehorse Community Welcome Dinner
Saturday 25 March
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
Register here 

Carlton Community Welcome Lunch and Street Party
Sunday 26 March
12noon – 2pm
Faraday St, Carlton
Register here 

Richmond Community Welcome Lunch
Saturday 1 April
12noon – 2pm
The Factory, 19 Belgium Avenue, Richmond
Register here 

Finding our common humanity: Story Sharing and Community Welcome Lunch
Saturday 8 April
11am – 2:30pm
Nest Coworking, 829a High St, Thornbury
Register here

Casey Community Welcome Lunch
Sunday 9 April
11am – 3pm
Old Cheese Factory, Berwick
Register here

Other events:

Whitehorse Global Fiesta
Sunday 19 March
Box Hill Gardens
No registration required! Just come and visit the Welcome Dinner Project Stall.

Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome and Asia Pop Fest
Friday 24 March
From 5pm
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Visit the WDP stall between 5-7pm where you’ll exchange a story for a delicious homemade snack!
Entry free for students and friends of WDP! Register here.

Northern Territory
Western Australia

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

South Australia

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Welcome Dinner Registration Form


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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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