Are you new to Australia?

Meet new locals in your community over a shared meal

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Volunteer training and State co-ordinator positions now open

Become a Facilitator

Do you have a passion for welcome? Become a Welcome Dinner Facilitator!

Seeking Sponsors

We’re looking for the right partner to ensure Welcome Dinners continue into the future!

Connecting newly arrived people with Established Australians over dinner conversation in the comfort of their own home

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Bundoora Welcome Dinner: A Host’s Perspective

As a presenter for Inner FM community radio station, I get to interview some great people representing organisations that do wonderful work, often quietly without much fanfare. In August I was mortified that I hadn’t heard of joiningthedots and their awesome... read more

Communities matter

Early on a Tuesday morning, close to Christmas, we gathered at the Sydney Botanic Gardens with a curious crowd to explore what it means to join the dots in our community. The idea sprung from a brainstorm with our friends at Talkpoint who share our vision for... read more

Bendigo Welcomes the Welcome Dinner Project

Throughout 2015 we saw some registrations come through from Bendigo, Victoria and a few people ask us when the project was going to launch there. Whilst we would love to launch the project in all regional areas where newly arrived people live or settle, our resources... read more

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