Presented By Hobsons Bay City Council
9am—Sat 17 to 11:30am—Sun 25 Feb 2024

Newport Lakes Reserve

Free Event

If you’re aged 25-40 years old wanting to participate in a fun, community matchmaking event that’s good for the environment, then check out one of our free Rubbish Dating events.

This is a great opportunity to meet single, like-minded locals in a semi-structured speed dating setting – while picking up rubbish to help clean up our beautiful local environment!

Once you’ve been paired with everyone (6-minute pairings) for litter pick-up duties, you’ll have a chance to mingle on-site with a free coffee from the coffee cart.

After the event, we’ll send you a form to see who you’d like to match with. Participants’ contact details will only be provided when there is a mutual match.

We have;

two heterosexual sessions; and
two queer sessions*,
*Please note: All participants will be paired up for 6-minute intervals. Given the diverse range of people expected to attend the queer session, not everyone you will be paired with will be a potential romantic match, so we encourage you to please think of these sessions as a social gathering for the LGBTQIA+ community with the potential to make a romantic connection. We recommend openly communicating about what you’re looking for, so that everybody can get the most out of their Rubbish Dating experience.

These events will be hosted by a professional speed dating facilitator. Innapropriate behaviour will not be tolerated and you will be able to ‘opt-out’ of a pairing if anyone is making you feel uncomfortable. These processes will be communicated to all participants at the beginning of the event.

Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential. Please visit to learn more or secure a spot!


Sat 17 Feb 2024
Sun 18 Feb 2024
Sat 24 Feb 2024
Sun 25 Feb 2024


Newport Lakes Reserve
Lakes Drive Newport
Victoria 3015

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