Free Welcome Home Party for Australian Expatriates and Repatriates in Melbourne on Wednesday 30 December 2009 6pm - 8pm
***REGISTER NOW and we will send you a reminder email before 30/12/09***
In Australia, during December and January, a lot of
Australians return home to visit their family and friends.
We also host free Welcome to Melbourne events on the Second Friday of every month, Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne events, the Welcome to International Students in Melbourne on 7 October 2009 and the Christmas Day Picnic Lunch on 25 December 2009.
3. Venue and time
6:00pm to 8:00pm (join us for any part of this time).
It is between Elizabeth and Queen Streets on the opposite side of the road to Flinders Street Railway Station.
There are pictures of the venue and further details online at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne City
To find The Bar where we will be meeting, come into the foyer (up a few stairs from the street) and then look for the stairs on the front wall (timber panelling on the sides) and go up to the first floor. The Bar overlooks Flinders Street and has leadlight windows. You can arrive anytime after 6pm and ask for 'Newcomers Network' or 'Sue Ellson' and I will give you a sticky label name tag and then you can start socialising. You can order and pay for your own drinks from the bar.
Come and join us for a very casual 'Welcome Home' party. All ages and backgrounds welcome.
Please bring sufficient cash to pay for your own drinks and food (you don't need to buy a round of drinks for other guests). You may choose to purchase food items from the bar menu or invite other guests to join you at an alternative venue for dinner later in the evening. You do not need to order an alcoholic beverage.
Some guests remain until very late - you can stay as long as you like. If you would like a name tag, please arrive before 8:00pm.
It is an entirely self selected group - everyone who attends is looking to meet new people (whether you are just visiting, a local, have moved to Melbourne recently, or have moved here some time ago).
See the Metlink Melbourne website for public transport details. The venue is closest to Flinders Street Railway Station. Several trams run along Flinders Street.
Car parking in the city can be expensive, although several car parks offer a special rate after 6pm - usually around $12 for the evening. On street car parking can sometimes be found but cannot be relied upon - and of course, please do not drink and drive.
There is no cost to attend this event
To be purchased by you on the night. You may like to bring some smaller notes and coins so that you can easily pay for your own refreshments.
7. This event is designed for
Australians who have lived overseas and are either visiting Melbourne or have returned (repatriates) in the last twelve months.
This includes people who have moved to Melbourne, from the country, interstate or overseas. It also includes expatriates, migrants, international students, people on work assignment etc.
People visiting Melbourne. You can come on your own or with other people. You can be any age, children can come with you. You can stay for five minutes or five hours! Most guests usually arrive by 7pm.
In the past, this event has attracted both men and women, some single, some in relationships, some who have come on their own, some who have come with other people.
These people have moved to Melbourne from countries all over the world, and have spoken many different languages and had many different faiths.
8. Event Description
This informal social event has been designed to help you meet other people who have returned to Melbourne or who are currently living here.
You may like to bring your own business or personal card to share with other people you meet or a small notepad and pen if you are given information from others that you would like to keep.
We usually attract between 80 and 120 people at these events. We encourage everyone to move around during the evening so it is easy to meet other people. Everyone is most welcome and you can continue to attend other Newcomers Network and Fun, Food and Friendship events as frequently or as infrequently as you like.
9. On arrival
You can introduce yourself to Sue and she will introduce you to others. Sue will also give you a sticky label name tag.
10. Other events and information
You may like to connect virtually with people via the Newcomers Network Melbourne Australia Facebook Group or the Newcomers Network Australian Expatriates Facebook Group
As already mentioned above, we also host free Welcome to Melbourne events on the Second Friday of every month, Living, Working and Networking in Melbourne events, the Welcome to International Students in Melbourne on 7 October 2009 and the Christmas Day Picnic Lunch on 25 December 2009.
11. How to tell us you are coming
Alternatively, if you prefer, you can send an email directly to email@example.com.
You are more than welcome to share this information with other people you know.
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