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The Tamar Valley Peace Festival Community Welcome Dinner

  • Northern Suburbs Community Centre 49 George Town Rd, Newnham TAS 7248 (map)

The Tamar Valley Peace Festival Community Welcome Dinner

Saturday 4 August, 6pm-9pm, Northern Suburbs Community Centre


You're invited to our Launceston Community Welcome Dinner!
Do you love trying foods from different cultures? Are you new to Australia and want to meet more local friends? Do you want to build a welcoming and inclusive community?

Then join us at a Community Welcome dinner in Launceston, celebrating with the Tamar Valley Peace Festival!

A Community Welcome Dinner provides opportunities for new and established Australians, people from all walks of life, to share delicious food and make new connections. Cook your favourite food or bring a dish from your culture and share it with us at a pot luck-style dinner. Be touched and entertained by stories of life, love and change from the people you meet. Find out how much our multicultural and multifaith communities have in common. You will be surprised!

Entry is FREE and everyone is invited. Places are limited, so register now to book your seat!

This Community Welcome Dinner is proudly supported by the University of Tasmania, the Northern Suburbs Community Centre and in conjunction with the Tamar Valley Peace Festival. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Register online at . Sign up every member of a family or group of friends individually in your booking. On event day, we will mark your names and assign you a dinner table number.

How do I get there?

Bus no. 6 or 10 to stop 13 George Town Road. Car parking is available on site and on the road.

University of Tasmania students may catch the free UTAS bus from Newnham Campus departing at 5.45pm. Please ensure you register for the bus through eventbrite. 

What food shall I bring?

Bring a savoury or sweet dish to share with other guests. Please bring food that does not require heating or assembling at the venue as there will not be cooking facilities available on event day. We will contact you before the event to answer any questions.

I have special dietary requirements. Can I attend?

Yes. All guests will introduce their dishes and the ingredients before dinner starts. If you are unsure of what a dish contains, please ask our facilitators at your dinner table and they will be happy to help you. You may bring something you wish to eat yourself. Some guests may also cater to people with special dietary requirements. We advise you to be aware of your own needs and not risk anything you are not sure of.

Will alcohol be served? Can I bring my own wine or beer?

All Welcome Dinner Project events are alcohol-free. We provide water, soft drinks and juice.

Can I attend if I can’t communicate fluently in English? 

Yes. We welcome people from all backgrounds and encourage cross-cultural connections. Our facilitators at your dinner table will be happy to assist you.

Can children attend the event?

Yes. We advise all children be supervised by their parents/guardians at all times. Children must be registered under the bookings of their parents/guardians.

Who do I contact if I have other questions? 

We will contact all registered participants by phone and email before the event. You may highlight your concerns to our friendly facilitators before the event or on the day of the dinner.

Proudly supported by the University of Tasmania, the Northern Suburbs Community Centre and the Tamar Valley Peace Festival.

Earlier Event: 4 August
Women Dance for Peace
Later Event: 4 August
White Ribbon Night