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The first of many

We’re delighted to reveal the first Gig Buddies Central Coast pairing.

Step forward Deanna and Kate (above, L - R) - our inaugural match.

They completed their pairing formalities last week. While such meetings normally take place at a venue of the buddy’s choosing, due to Covid restrictions we moved things online.


More to come

Excitingly, the project’s second pairing in imminent. We look forward to revealing more in due course - and we can’t wait to see what Deanna and Kate get up to.


Christmas in July

As you’re all aware, since the last update Covid restrictions have been ramped up. Our scheduled social event in Newport - planned for Saturday 24 July - is still going ahead as planned.

Gig Buddies socials are great ways to meet other participants and to potentially try something new. We’re all about expanding social circles - and our events are a great way to do just that.

For our first such gig we’ve decided to organise a joint-event, open to both Sydney and Central Coast participants. Subject to an increase in Covid restrictions, you’ll find us at:

We invite Central Coast buddies to come meet their Sydney contemporaries as we board the ferry from Ettalong Beach, departing for a Christmas in July roast dinner at Newport’s 4 Pines Public House.

To join us on the Northern Beaches click on the event listed above to reserve your place. The link includes details about ferry and bus times, costs involved and meeting places.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our trip to the 4 Pines Public House, send us an email: or or call/SMS us on 0402 708 814.


Staying in, the new going out

As for the here and now, with week three of lockdown underway we’re bringing you another trio of online offerings.

Starting this Wednesday (14/7), we invite you to introduce your furry friends to the group at our pet-a-rama. One day later and we’ll be hosting our Thursday night general knowledge quiz, while we round out the week with Friday's online disco.

To join us on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday load up the links below to register:

Wednesday 14/7

- Gig Buddies: pet-a-rama @ 4pm

Thursday 15/7

Friday 16/7

- Gig Buddies: online disco @ 7.30pm

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: or or call/SMS us on 0402 708 814.


Matthew Collins

Gig Buddies Central Coast coordinator


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Donations over $2 are tax deductible and all are gratefully received.

Gig Buddies Central Coast is an initiative of ACL Disability Services.

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