Your presents is requested🍴🎄

Ding dong merrily on high, news on our Christmas parties has landed.

Over the course of 11 days we’ll be hitting up nine pubs located throughout the city, from Dee Why to Oatley, Randwick to Campbelltown. We’ll be drinking, eating and catching up all over Sydney - and we invite buddies to join us at one of the following:

  • Monday 30 November, 18:30 - 20:30: Keg & Brew, Surry Hills

  • Tuesday 1 December, 18:30 - 20:30: The Dog Hotel, Randwick

  • Wednesday 2 December, 18:30 - 20:30: Great Northern Hotel, Chatswood

  • Thursday 3 December, 18:30 - 20:30: Rose of Australia, Erskineville

  • Thursday 3 December, 18:30 - 20:30: Macarthur Tavern, Campbelltown

  • Monday 7 December, 18:30 - 20:30: The Governor Hotel, Macquarie Park

  • Tuesday 8 December, 18:30 - 20:30: Hillside Hotel, Castle Hill

  • Wednesday 9 December, 18:30 - 20:30: Dee Why Hotel, Dee Why

  • Thursday 10 December, 18:30 - 20:30: Oatley Hotel, Oatley

To join us for at one of our Christmas catch-ups, click on the links listed above to register. All links include terms and conditions, along with venue and menu details.

Due to Covid restrictions, each booking is limited to 11 attendees (including one Gig Buddies Sydney staff member). We want to see as many of you as possible before Christmas. Due to the limited numbers at each event, and in the interest of fairness, we ask that buddies attend ONE event only.

Should you have any questions about our Christmas catch-ups, we can be contacted via Facebook Messenger, email ( or text: 0422 061 990.

The weekend hangouts

On the subject of our social gatherings, this past weekend we held our first two Gig Buddies Sydney picnic events.

Due to the inclement weather we headed indoors on Saturday (7/11) - thanks to everyone who joined Bec in the Strawberry Hills Hotel, Surry Hills.

While on Sunday (8/11) the sun showed up and we were able to unfurl our picnic rugs - thanks to all those who joined Chelsea in Parramatta.

To see more photos from our weekend catch-ups, click here.

Talk to us

As for the here and now, this week we invite buddies to join us online for ‘talk the talk’.

We want buddies to talk about holidays. You could tell us about your favourite holiday, your dream destination or your ideal break post Covid. We actively encourage attendees to bring along images, photos or anything that brings a smile.

If you would like to chat with us, click on the links listed below to register:

Tuesday 10/11:

- 3.30pm. Gig Buddies Sydney ‘talk the talk’

Friday 13/11:

- Midday. Gig Buddies Sydney ‘talk the talk’

All online games will take place via Zoom. For information on how to use Zoom, load up the following easy read guide written by Learning Disability Wales. Alternatively, click here to check out our 'how to use Zoom' video.

If you have any questions or would like more information, send us an email:, get in touch on Facebook Messenger or contact us via text or on the phone on either 0422 061 990 or 0412 145 819.

Two more to the team

This week we welcomed two new matches to the family.

We’re excited to pair up Kylie and Libby (above, L - R) and Kim and Harriet (not pictured).

Welcome to the team - we look forward to hearing about your Gig Buddies' adventures.

Matthew Collins

Gig Buddies Sydney Community Engagement Coordinator

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

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