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It’s party time!

Revealed: our birthday plans are locked in.

We invite you to celebrate with us on Thursday 2 May as we blow the candles out on our 9th birthday cake.


We’re heading to North Sydney’s Greenwood Hotel. On the night we’ll be taking over the Chapel, partying from 7 - 10pm.


Whether you’re based in Sydney or on the Central Coast, we invite you dust off those dancing shoes and party with us.


Tickets to our birthday cost $40 per person and include food, live music, lucky door prizes and much more.


To book your ticket, click here.

 

Are you looking to volunteer?

We need volunteers! Click on the image above for current Sydney roles and the graphic below for opportunities on the Central Coast.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us via Facebook or email: info@gigbuddiessydney.org

 

Going, going, (almost) gone!


As for the months of March and April, tickets are selling fast to all forthcoming socials.


First up, places are still available for two events taking place this week: Mexican in Miranda and barefoot bowls on the Central Coast.

While later in the month you’ll find us in Bankstown for a spot of karaoke.

To join us for any of our remaining March outings, jump on the links below:


 

All go in April


And as for April, we’re putting on a total of EIGHT socials - connecting with buddies in Campbelltown, Newtown, Castle Hill, Hornsby, Chatswood, Burwood, Helensburgh and Clovelly.

Tickets are selling fast! To join us for movies, laser tag, pickle ball, trivia, pub dinners, a mini-festival or our a trip to Symbio Wildlife Park load up the links below.



And if you have questions about any of our forthcoming events, get in touch: we can be reached via Facebook Messenger, email: info@gigbuddiessydney.org or via text or phone call on 0411 252 228.

 

Out and about


This past weekend we facilitated two such events, connecting with buddies in Penrith and Manly.

Firstly, thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday for our sold out social at Sittano's Bar & Restaurant, Penrith. One day later we then caught up with buddies at Manly’s Steyne Hotel.


To see more snaps from both occasions, click here.

 

Ready to go


We’re delighted to reveal our latest match.

Step forward Alistair and Curtis (above, L - R). We look forward to seeing you at our socials and hearing about your forthcoming adventures.

 

Wanted


Our user-led team, Soul Fly Buddies, continue in their search for ONE new member.


For those not in the know, Soul Fly Buddies, formerly known as Soul Fly Band, is the project’s advisory group. Made up of participants from Sydney and the Central Coast, they meet monthly, advising and overseeing the ongoing work of Gig Buddies.

In line with our desire to ensure a fair representation from the areas we cover, we’re looking for the following:


  • 1x FEMALE member from the Southern Sydney area. This means buddies based in any of the following council areas can apply: Sutherland Shire, St George, Georges River, Liverpool or Bayside.


For those of you wanting to know more about Soul Fly Buddies, check out this brief video containing past and present members.


And if you want to know why you should join our current members (Stavros, Lachy, Jack, Alex, Nalyn, Joni, Karen and Audrey) for our monthly meetups, the following video may provide you with some answers.


Our user led-team have been around since 2016. They meet on the last Friday of each month for around 1 hour, usually via Zoom. They have an in-person meeting at least once a year.


If you would like to join the Soul Fly Buddies, register your interest by clicking here. Alternatively, if you would like more information, feel free to get in touch. We can be reached via Facebook Messenger, email (info@gigbuddiesydney.org) or text: 0412 145 819.

 

Found


And lastly, here’s us introducing Bevan - our latest addition to Soul Fly Buddies.


Representing Greater Western Sydney, we’re delighted to welcome Bevan on board.

Here’s a little more from the man himself:


“My name is Bevan and I am 42 years old. I love films and martial arts. I work at a cafe a couple days a week, I love my job. I love to meet and hang out with new people. I love studying filmmaking.”


Why I joined Soul Fly Buddies: “I want to be a part of something where I could be accepted. I have lots of ideas I would love to share.”


Best event I've ever been to: “Karaoke Night. I loved it. I had a lot of fun.”

 

Matthew: Central Coast coordinator (0402 708 814)


Carol: CEO (02 9419 6951)

Chelsea: NDIS coordinator (0412 145 819)

Tony: Funding and sponsorship coordinator (02 9419 6951)

Bec: Sydney coordinator (0411 252 228)

Aylin: Western Sydney coordinator (0466 389 961)

Lara: Greater Western Sydney coordinator (0478 045 121)

Sandon: Southern Sydney coordinator (0478 043 996)


 

Would you like more information about Gig BuddiesSydney? You’re only a click away. Connect with us via the links below.

 

Fancy revelling in legendary status? If so, please support us in our cause to get more people out to live events in Sydney.


Donations over $2 are tax deductible and all are gratefully received.

The Gig Buddies Sydney project is an initiative of ACL Disability Services.



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