How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it? Many expatriates assimilate into the local community rather than staying in close knit-groups. However, there are some newcomer groups that expats can join and there is all types of volunteer work. Some popular places to volunteer are, Hospitals, Churches, University of the 3rd Age, Australian Investors Association and Ionian 91 Club Qld, Inc. Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work? Families will often network through their children’s' schools, their involvement in sports, fund-raisers and other activities. Other popular ways of making social connections outside of work is by attending sporting events or visiting your local hotel or pub. Watching your favourite sporting team on the large screen at the local pub is a fun way to meet others with similar interests. In the summer, beach and water based activities such as sailing are popular social activities and there are specialized groups that you can join. Where can I meet other singles in this city? Professional singles often socialize in bars and pubs after working hours and there are nightclubs in many city and suburban locations that get busy later in the evening and on weekends. There are also several reputable singles networking associations that arrange evening and weekend activities such as dinners at restaurants, sightseeing and touring. For more information on such associations, please contact Crown Brisbane. Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners? Many expatriate partners become involved in volunteer and community work. The Hospitals, churches, schools and sporting activities are a few examples of worthwhile volunteer groups. While the nature of the work is rewarding, these groups also provide opportunities for networking with other expats and learning more about Brisbane. IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.