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Culture-focused events that openly celebrate diversity of age and backgrounds, as well as initiatives that seek to connect people who would otherwise rarely meet.

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Brings together newly arrived and established Australians over a pot luck meal in a local home.
www.joiningthedots.org/the-welcome-dinner-project

Team Colyton is a group of people working together to improve neighbourhood wellbeing in Colyton. Team Colyton fosters collaborative relationships between residents, businesses, and community initiatives in our local neighbourhood. We aim to empower our community, and to drive positive change and social inclusion in Colyton.
www.yoursaypenrith.com.au/Colyton

Every Friday night, Wentworth Point residents come together to meet new and old friends at the Community Central BBQ, managed by the Kayak Club. The BBQ starts around 6pm and runs through until 9.30pm.
For many residents, this is the way that they become part of our community. Everyone is welcome. Just turn up and someone will welcome you and introduce you around.
www.wentworthpointcommunity.org/BBQ.html

A free mobile service that provides laundry, showers and great conversation to the homeless and marginalised people who live in the local community.
www.orangeskylaundry.com.au

Befriend is a Perth based not-for-profit that works to connect people with community and foster a culture of inclusion through events, social gatherings and training programs.
www.befriend.org.au

MCWH Community Workshops Program (CWP) & Industry Visits Program (IVP) provides health education sessions on a range of topics for women from immigrant and refugee communities. We hold workshops wherever women gather together in an outreach capacity across Victoria. IVP provides opportunities for women in precarious employment to learn about their health in their first language. Workshops are informal and facilitated by qualified Bilingual Health Educators who speak many languages other than English and who share an understanding of what it means to move to and settle in another country.
www.mcwh.com.au/health-education-programs.php

An online forum for women of all backgrounds to come together and support one another in a judgement free environment.
www.theimperfectmum.com.au

The Access and Inclusion Index supports businesses to understand, assess, benchmark and improve their ability to welcome customers and employees with disability.
www.and.org.au/pages/access-inclusion-index.html

CYALA connects individuals who are passionate about African Development and have relocated to Australia and supports them during their time here – it aims to empower young Africans through skills development and creating opportunities, build community, instil pride, and alleviate African brain drain.
www.linkedin.com/company/council-for-young-africans-living-abroad-cyala-

Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s big day of GOOD STUFF with over 10,000 garage sales happening around the country at once. Now in its sixth year, Garage Sale Trail, is a free, council-powered day of garage sales that attracts over 300 000  bargain-loving shoppers  nationally.  With over 2 million pre-loved treasures expected to be up for sale for many its Australia’s national day of haggling.
www.garagesaletrail.com.au

Promotes the economic independence of women by providing them with professional attire for interviews/jobs, a network of support and career advice.
www.dressforsuccess.org/about-us/

A social enterprise that works to ensure that all Australians have access to a mobile phone – phone plans for homeless and disadvantaged customers.
www.betterlifemobile.com.au/