The Australian Chatty Cafe Initiative

The aim of Chatty Café Australia (a registered ACNC Charity) is to help connect communities and increase social interactions by getting people chatting – either in their favourite local neighbourhood social venues or while travelling through other Aussie communities to meet the local folk. Everyone is welcome!

The Chatty Cafe Australia initiative, despite drought, bushfires and Covid-19, is encouraging venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, libraries, community centres or a range of other social service facilities across Australia, to sign up – wherever people gather and have the opportunity to socialise and chat!

Did you know? The Chatty Cafe scheme is global.

Keeping communities connected

Our Australian Covid experience has shown all of us the impact of social isolation and loneliness on mental health. The Chatty Café focus is very positive on bringing people of all ages and from all walks of life together in comfortable safe social venues to have a chat for as long or as little as they choose. It is Australian “mateship” culture at its best!

We’re not trying to build friendships – just simple interactions that may brighten someone’s day – along the way it might also combat social isolation and loneliness, which is a big issue Australia. Research indicates one in four people experience a sense of loneliness and social dis-connection every week.