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Make new friends in Perth at Speed Friending

  • The Shoe Bar and Cafe (map)

Making new friends has just got easier with Speed Friending. It’s the newest way to grow your social life in Perth. It works similar to the Speed Dating format but it’s all about making new friends. Finally, a place to go - just to make new friends!

Our last two events have had a great turn out with lots of new friendships made.

After the event finishes feel free to join those who want to mingle more at lunch downstairs at The Shoe. This is optional.

Why Speed Friending?

  • Meet new people and make new friendships.

  • If you’ve just moved to Perth it’s a great way to start connecting to the community.

  • Or if you’re just travelling through, you could perhaps find a new travel buddy or someone to experience Perth with while you’re here.

  • Grow your social life and experience more of Perth, whether you’re a local, new to the city or just passing through, Speed Friending can benefit you.

  • A great way to step out of your comfort zone and build your confidence.

Who’s it for?

  • It’s for anyone looking to make new friends - singles, couples, groups of friends and all are welcome.

  • We will have different age group events, including female only and interest specific events coming up.

  • Age: Must be 18 years + .

How it works

  • Check in with staff to get your name badge, notepad and pen, then take a seat anywhere and get ready to mingle.

  • When we start you’ll be assigned a partner.

  • Once the time is up, listen out for a bell and you’ll switch partners.

  • There will be rotations every 5-7 mins, depending on numbers.

  • All instructions will be provided by the host when we start.


The Shoe Bar and Cafe, Upstairs at The Baby Shoe Function Room. Shop GSO7 Yagan Square, 376 - 420 Wellington St, Perth.

How to find us

You will have to enter through The Shoe Bar and Cafe. Make your way up the stairs and then through to The Baby Shoe Function Room. Ask staff if you need help with directions.


Sunday, 14 April 19, 10am - 12pm plus time to mingle more when we head over to have lunch at downstairs at The Shoe Bar and Cafe.


Tickets are $15 **Prepay only event. Must get ticket in advance to attend**. We will share our event via Facebook,, Instagram, and other social media outlets.

PLEASE NOTE: please only purchase tickets from the link provided and do not transfer money to anyone claiming they have tickets to sell.

Join our community

When you’ve bought your ticket, feel free to join the Facebook Community (@thecityandmeperth) and introduce yourself in the pinned post and start connecting before the event! After the event you can reconnect with people you met and other active members looking to meet new people and make friends in Perth over at The City and Me Perth Community. See links below for the community.

Stay connected

  • Facebook Page

  • Facebook Community

  • Instagram @thecityandmeperth

  • Meetup

  • Website & Subscribe


  • What's the refund policy? There are no refunds.

  • Can I swap my ticket for a different day? The City and Me is unable to manage ticket exchanges. However, you are able to swap tickets with other attendees.

  • Can I come alone? Yes, most of those that attend come on their own.


  • This is a casual event so dress in whatever makes you feel comfortable.

  • You can take a bathroom break when you need to.

  • Photos and Video: Please note that photos and video will be taken on the day for promotional use so please advise staff if you would like to be excluded from this.

  • This specific event is for any age.

  • Please only come to the event if you can stay the whole event as leaving halfway can interrupt the flow of the event.

Thank you and hope to see you there.

Hosted by Rebecca & Ella - The City and Me Perth