Social groups and staying connected

Are you are feeling alone or socially isolated? Read how to stay connected with your community.

Social groups

Joining a social or community group can help you to feel valued and a part of your local community.

To find a social or community group near you:

Other community groups providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities include:

  • children’s playgroups
  • Neighbourhood Watch groups
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) groups.

Start your own community group

Check what you need to know to start your own community group.

Women’s business and support groups

If you would like to talk to someone about women’s business or get connected with your local community, contact the:

Men’s groups

To find social groups for men near you, contact MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978.

Mibbinbah-Gold Coast

Contact Mibbinbah for more information.

Men’s Sheds

There are over 500 Men’s Sheds around Australia where men can work on projects while they socialise and make friends.

Find your local shed or find out how to start a men's shed.

The internet and social networks

Learn about social networking and free internet access.

Indigenous choirs

The Gondwana National Indigenous Children’s Choir is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people aged 10 to 25. The choir is free to talented young Indigenous participants. It is committed to singing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Search for a choir in your area.

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