Now you are in Australia it’s time to make friends with the locals. This is a great way to really experience your town from a local perspective and enrich your cultural understanding during your time here.
There are many ways to meet locals – from exploring websites and apps such as MeetUp, Bumble BFF and SportsHosts, to attending popular art exhibitions and cafes, or joining student groups networks and even group assignments.
Finding where the locals spend time is one thing, but building up a genuine friendship can take some effort. We recommend choosing an ongoing activity that you are interested in and attending on a weekly basis so you can build your friendship over time.
Make friends by joining Clubs and Societies
Most institutions have clubs and societies. There are many clubs made up of others that share your particular interest in Harry Potter, badminton, Clash of Clans, singing, getting fit, robots, fashion and beauty, debating, juggling, Kpop, movies, Mahjong or your political, religious and cultural group. The list of options is endless!
Make friends with MeetUp
Meetup is a website that allows you to find all different kinds sporting events and groups. From casual soccer matches on Saturdays to Dragon boating teams, this is a great way to be active and meet new people.
Make friends with Bumble BFF
Bumble BFF is the place where you can meet your new best friend, partner in crime, wing woman, workout partner, or anything else that strikes your fancy!
Are you in Melbourne? Make friends with SportsHosts
Melbourne locals love their sport! SportsHosts is a simple, easy way to find real people to watch live sports together. This is your opportunity to meet locals, come together over sports and build your community.