Where to Find Aussie Singles Parties and Events
While online dating is a great way to meet people in your area, old fashioned "face to face" methods should not be forgotten. It could even be said they have advantages over connecting via the internet, such as saving time. Meeting someone at a singles night, dinner, dance, or speed dating event will mean you'll be able to tell if there's chemistry between you and that person more or less immediately, after all.
So, if you are intending to find such events then The Australian Dating Guide and Events for Singles are great places to start. Aussie dating sites are also good sources of information, with get-togethers often being listed by members.
You should also check out Australian free classifieds sites. These have been proliferating for a while, and many of them get an enormous amount of local traffic. You can often find singles events listed on them in the community sections, as well as in personals. The biggest free classifieds sites that list events are Cracker, Gumtree, Oz Free Online and Craigslist.
Have a look at these sites every now and then. Do that, and you're sure to find a singles event in your area before too long. You could also take the initiative and get one happening yourself. You can start by contacting pubs in your area. Venue managers tend to be amenable to such get-togethers, since they result in more bar sales.
Of course if you do this you'll have to nut out the details with him or her, and you may have to pay money for a room (although many establishments do offer function rooms for free). So there's a bit of organization and promotion required. But where there's a will there's a way!
You can advertise your event via local papers, which can be very effective. And you can place ads for it on the classifieds sites listed above as well as others like them, which are pretty easy to find via search engines.
There is also a great site called Meetup which is mostly free to join and use. After signing up, you can join one or more of the various groups listed in your city and go to their events. Sometimes the organizers do charge for entry and this is because creating and maintaining a group incurs an ongoing fee from the website.
Meetup has been going for several years now and it's very popular in Australia. Just type the name of your city into the search box and you'll see that there are many social groups and events listed.