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Join the friendliest social group in Perth

The Befriend Social Network is your place to find fun things to do with new people in Perth. You’ll be welcomed by our Hosts who always have a friendly smile for newcomers. This is the place to find friends and connect with others in your area who are looking to meet new people. Befriend has supported the running of social groups that welcome all adults in Perth since 2010.

To see all our upcoming events, visit us on Meetup.

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This map shows in-person events that are happening over the next 14 days; the list below shows all events (including online ones) that are happening over the next 14 days

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How to meet new people

How to meet new people

The Befriend Social Network is a community of people looking to meet new people like you. Get started today

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How to Join Befriend

How to Join Befriend

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FAQs About Making Friends in Perth

FAQs About Making Friends in Perth

Frequently Asked Questions about Befriend Events

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See all upcoming Befriend Events

See all upcoming Befriend Events

The calendar of upcoming events hosted through the Befriend Network.

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How do I meet new people?

The Befriend Social Network is a community of people in Perth looking to meet new people, just like you! The community is made up of people from all walks of life who host and attend social gatherings and events all around Perth.

Befriend events are hosted by members of the network. Anyone is welcome to attend, anyone is welcome to Host. Members are regularly hosting all kinds of social gatherings, such as afternoon teas, outdoor adventures, food explorations, art & craft sessions, picnics, dog walks, movies, board games, social sports and more!

Simply view upcoming events, choose one of interest and head along with a warm smile and introduce yourself to others. Just be yourself.

How can I join the Befriend Network?

Befriend uses Meetup to manage social network events. Meetup is a free website and mobile app to find events near you.
Join Befriend by creating an account on and joining our group. The login and signup buttons are on the top right hand side of the page.

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Join the Befriend Social Network Perth at

If you find it difficult accessing info via Meetup, contact us to discuss alternative ways to receive info.

Find or create events that interest you

The Befriend Social Network is a place to find fun things to do with new people in the real world - Play with puppies, learn a language, sing Sea Shanties. But with your help, it can be so much more. This is your way to find more connection in your own life, and foster more connection for others too. So courageously overcome the nerves, and show up (don’t worry, every first-timer is just as nervous as you!) Bring that cheeky smile. Extend your welcoming hand to another. Offer a kind word to a stranger. Start that first conversation. Break out your best awkward Dad-joke to break the ice, host gatherings to bring people together. It all starts with you.

Taking the first steps towards joining something new for the first time can be daunting for all of us. But there’s a community of friendly people here just waiting for you to reach out.

Below is a list of upcoming events happening in the next 14 days hosted through the Befriend Network. If none of the upcoming events takes your fancy, perhaps it's time to consider hosting your own event!

Events List for the next 14 days

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See all upcoming events

To view a complete list of all upcoming events hosted through the Befriend Network, head on over to our Meetup page. There are lots of different events and activities to choose from, no matter where you live in Perth or what you’re interested in!

Befriend Meetup Calendar

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Events & Making Friends in Perth

How much does it cost to attend an event in Perth?

It’s FREE! The Befriend Social Network is free to join and has no ongoing memberships fees.

At some of the events, hosts do ask attendees to contribute to the cost of venue hire or materials used for events. The cost is usually $5-$10 and is paid to the event host when you arrive. Check the event description for more info.

Many hosts enjoy holding their events at a cafe or restaurant; these events are free to attend with food and drinks available to purchase when you arrive.

How will I find the host when I arrive at the Meetup event?

Look for our bright yellow Befriend flag. When a host completes our Event Host training, they are given a Befriend Flag to put up at their event. You’ll easily see this flag when you arrive at your event.

Is there an age limit for the Befriend Social Network?

Yes and No. The Befriend Social Network is open to everybody, though events are targeted towards adults over the age of 18. If you're a little under 18, you will still be welcome to attend.

To host your own events with Befriend Social Network, you will need to be 18 years or older.

What is

Meetup is an online platform for managing and promoting social groups. Befriend event hosts use to manage promote their events and keep track of how many people will be attending.

Are Befriend events suitable for Children?

This depends on the event. Check the event description or contact the event host on for more information

Who will I meet at a Befriend Event?

We promise you will meet a bunch of friendly people! Every Befriend event is run by a friendly event host who will introduce you to other people at the event. Most events have 5-15 people attend, so they are super friendly and great for meeting people.

Before you go to the event, you can see who else will be going by checking the attendance on

I have a disability, can I still attend?

Yes! We would love to meet you, in fact many Befriend members have told us they live with a disability.

We encourage hosts to choose venues that have disabled access.

Can I host events with Befriend?

Yes, as long as you are 18 years old or over. You will need attend a FREE two hour training session where we provide you with the training for hosting great social events. Click HERE to get started.

How does Befriend receive funding?

Befriend receives funding in four ways,

  1. Local Governments partner with Befriend to run the social network in their area. Find out more HERE.
  2. Befriend Community Development provides professional development and consulting to organisations in the social sector. Find out more HERE
  3. Befriend has received grants from Lotterywest.
  4. Donations from members. If you love what we do, support us by making a tax deductible donation HERE.

How can I get in contact with Befriend?

Contact us HERE