We’re all about empowering local people to take charge of their communities! We believe that the best communities are created from within, by the people who live and work there. 

That’s why we exist – to support and encourage amazing people just like you to take the lead in building the kind of community you want to see.

We’re like the coach on the sidelines, cheering you on and providing you with the tools and confidence you need to do the things you care about, with other people who care about them too

Share your hobbies, make some friends, build your community!

The Befriend Social Network is one way for you to sweeten your social life and spark new friendships here in Perth. And hobbies are a great way to do just that! Book clubs, yoga, dog walks, cycling, board games… whatever it is that YOU care about, you can assume other people care about it, too.

Take these superstars, Harry and Amy! They’ve been passionate Dungeons & Dragons players for years, and wanted to find a way to guide other people into the hobby. So they started hosting an open-invitation D&D group for beginners. The results… ✨💥🤓

Give It A Go – Brabham! A community adventure awaits!


Give it a Go is a fun and free travelling community adventure taking place across different locations in the City of Swan! It gives you a chance to discover a hidden hobby, sweeten your social life and meet other people in your local community… all in a low-pressure, easy and cosy environment! Drop in for one session, or come to them all – this is totally your adventure!

Image description: Give It a Go Brabham Promotional Flyer
Image description: People making eye contact, listening and smiling

New blog post: The Empathy Effect!


Empathy is a special ingredient and a superpower. It is empathy that helps us to understand and appreciate that everyone in the room comes with their own unique life story. When we learn to appreciate that everyone we meet has a different perspective and life experience, we can enter into new situations with kindness, curiosity and an openness to connect without judgment. And while empathy is often associated with close friends and family, it’s also key to building deeper bonds with strangers…

Check out what local folks are hosting in the Befriend Social Network this month

Check out what’s happening in your local area this month by checking out our interactive event map. Click on the image to open the map and then you can search for events. If you find one you like the sound of, click on it to head over to the community Meetup page where you can RSVP, reach out to the group host, and find all the information you need!

Image description: Map of this month's Meetup events

We support mission-driven organisations to transform how they think about their roles

Befriend Consulting supports organisations all over Australia with the design and development of innovative, contemporary approaches to community service and relationships across four key areas:

Service Design

Organisational Development

Strategic Evolution

Workforce Capacity-Building

Our work has helped organisations and community personnel become powerful enablers of community connection by working and thinking in more impactful ways.

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