Vinnies – Dining with Friends Program

Dining with Friends is a free community meal held in Hobart, Bridgewater, Launceston, Somerset and Smithton

Who this service is for

Dining with Friends welcomes all community members who are lonely, isolated, or would just like to share a meal with others.



Opening Hours

Hobart – the last Thursday of the month, 6:00pm

Bridgewater (Dinner) – the first Wednesday of the month, 5:45pm

Bridgewater (Lunch – second Tuesday of the Month, 1:30pm

Launceston – the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Somerset – fortnightly on a Thursday, 12noon.

Smithton – fortnightly on a Tuesday, 12noon.

Accessibility Support

All venues provide wheelchair accessibility.

How this service is delivered

  • Face-to-face

    Hobart CBD - at Mathers House - this event occurs monthly on the last Thursday of the month March - December

    Bridgewater - Dinner - At the Bridgewater Civic Centre - this event occurs on the first Wednesday of each month March-December

    Bridgewater - Lunch - Bridgewater Civic Centre, Greenpoint Rd - this event occurs every second Tuesday 1:30pm - March to December

    Launceston - At the Catholic Parish of Launceston dining room, 44 Margaret St. Phone to book your seat. 63 265551.

  • Call or visit us online

    Phone or email for more details.
    63 330822

Join us for a free three course meal, made by volunteers for anyone in our community who would like to join for the meal and stay for the company.

Bookings essential on 03 6435 2323.

Updated: 07/03/2023

Provided by

Mather's House, 108 Bathurst Street, Hobart TAS
25 Green Point Road, Bridgewater TAS
44 Margaret Street, Launceston TAS, Australia
43 Wragg Street, Somerset TAS, Australia
St Vincent De Paul, 132 Nelson Street, Smithton TAS, Australia
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