Go online for a good old-fashioned conversation with Chatty Café

If you feel like you’re on your chin while enjoying your afternoon tea or coffee, jump into one of the regular Zoom chats and connect with the team at Chatty Café.

Chatty Café aims to break down feelings of loneliness and social isolation through conversations. They currently have up to 15 local drop-ins, which usually provide an opportunity for community members to meet a Chatty Café volunteer for a good old-fashioned conversation. Due to current Victoria State government restrictions, the lovely people at Chatty Café run two online sessions per week.

Meet at any Chatty Café Zoom session on Monday
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting link to join the Zoom chat
Meeting number: 818 5477 1722
Access code: 794716

Meet at any Chatty Café Zoom Friday session
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting link to join the Zoom chat
Meeting number: 883 7319 5343
Access code: 354779

The recurring link stays the same so you can join any session you want during the hour. Contact chattycafeaustralia [at] If you have any questions.

New to Zoom?

If you need help getting started with Zoom and enjoying a wonderful conversation with Chatty, you can sign up for a free training session.

Monday September 27, with Zoom and WhatsApp at 10 a.m. and Zoom and Facetime at 1 p.m.

Wednesday September 29, with Zoom and Facetime at 10 a.m. and Zoom and WhatsApp at 1 p.m.

For assistance joining the training call 9596 4547

To book, visit the Stay in Touch website or call 9596 4547

Learn more about free training

Become a Chatty Café location

Chatty Café is a global program where cafes, bars and restaurants become the setting for new friendships. The Council received a grant to continue supporting the role of Chatty Café sites across Bayside. “This project supports regional priorities by connecting communities and reducing social isolation. For more information on the regional priorities of the Inner Southeast Metropolitan Partnership, visit

Chatty Café will resume face-to-face sessions when restrictions permit.

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Richard Dement

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