Monday, December 7th, 2015



Migrants, refugees, expats, locals and orphans all welcome on CHRISTMAS DAY in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide 

Newcomers Network will be hosting its 10th annual free bring your own Christmas Day Picnic Lunch in Melbourne, its 6th lunches in Sydney and Perth, 5th in Brisbane and 3rd  in Adelaide, Australia on 
Friday 25 December 2015 
Between 12pm and 3pm 
Book to attend at 

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Melbourne – since 2006 
Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite National Gallery of Victoria, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 

Sydney – since 2010 
Botanical Gardens, near the Opera House, go through the Queen Elizabeth II Gate, head towards the Rockery, Sydney, New South Wales 

Perth – since 2010 
Kings Park, next to the War Memorial, Lot 47 Mounts Bay Road, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia 


Brisbane – since 2011 
Botanical Gardens, near the corner of Albert Street and Alice Street, Brisbane, Queensland 

Adelaide – since 2013 
Next to the Elder Park Rotunda, North Terrace, between the Festival Theatre and the Torrens River, Adelaide, South Australia 

This tradition was suggested in 2006 by Lise Saugeres, a French migrant who had moved to Melbourne. 

Sue Ellson, the Founder and Director of Newcomers Network who is originally from Adelaide has hosted all of the Melbourne events starting on 25 December 2006. 

These events are open to everyone, but are specifically designed for people who have moved to the city, international students, tourists and anyone who is a Christmas Orphan and is away from their family or friends on Christmas Day. 

In the past, we have also welcomed local people including single parents and their children, older singles, young singles, couples looking for something different to do, carers of people with a disability, people with dogs on a lead, people whose parents have passed away, homeless people who do not want to be at a charity venue and people who have not received an invitation to join a celebration with anyone they know. 
We have also welcomed people who do not celebrate Christmas as a religious occasion (Muslim, Hindus, Buddhists etc) but would like to do something different in their local city. 

All Newcomers Network events are free to attend and anyone who would like to join us is welcome.  

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    Newcomers Network

    Newcomers Network, a socially responsible sole trader business funded by website advertising and consulting services provided by Sue Ellson in Melbourne with volunteer representatives in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, Australia providing information, events and advocacy for newcomers to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Dublin and London since 2001.

    In 2013 we will be hosting free Living, Working and Networking events on the second Wednesday of every month.
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