Feel connected in our online hobby groups.

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Find your community

You want to feel like you’re part of a community, to feel a sense of belonging and find authentic connections.

Maybe you just want to meet others and share a common interest. They say joy is doubled when shared!

Our four online hobby groups are safe, positive and inclusive spaces to enjoy the richness of connection from the warmth of your home. Your privacy is assured, with staff monitoring each group to ensure a joyful experience for all.

From cooking and gardening, to books and general socialising, each virtual group is ready for new members. 

Only $15 per month! You can cancel any time.

If you have the internet, you have friends. We’re here and waiting to connect.

Book Club

Book Club

Our online Book Club is the perfect place to build meaningful connections that boost your everyday life, all while relishing in beautiful novels. Whether you’re an avid reader, leisure reader, or simply want to enjoy a sense of community and like to read the odd book or two, this is the perfect place for you. 

This community is filled with positive, like minded book worms and you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.

Are you the club’s newest member? 

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Cooking Club

Cooking Club

Cooking teacher Julia Child said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.”

If you find joy in cooking and are looking for meaningful connection our online Cooking Club is the perfect place for you. It’s a safe and beautifully inclusive space, where a range of tasty cuisines, styles and flavours are explored every month through group chats, emails, newsletters and a virtual club meeting.

Gather your chopping board, dig out your recipes and pull on your apron – what could be nicer than sharing your love of cooking? 

Find out more below.

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Gardening Group

Gardening Group

Experience the fun and joy of gardening in our online Gardening Group.

This is the perfect place to build authentic relationships that boost your everyday life, all the while sharing the highs and lows of the growing game. The group is filled with positive, like minded garden lovers, from beginners right through to avid gardeners. 

Enjoy a private members area, weekly newsletters, a live group chat and an end of month virtual meeting all from the comfort of your own home.

Find out about all of the benefits below. 

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“I joined the Connected AU Book Club and Social Group 3 months ago and it may well have been one of the better decisions in my recent years. I have struggled recently with feelings of loneliness and disconnection. My husband and I had lived in our small rural community for over 30 years, we raised our children there and enjoyed decades of a wonderful community spirit.

Two years ago we moved to the city and then I lost him suddenly a short time later. I feel quite alone here and had been really struggling to find any sense of community. I was gifted a membership to the groups by a friend and it has been a wonderous experience. I feel connected to people with similar interests, I feel excited and motivated to participate in the group and more so in my life now, I feel a sense of purpose and I feel as though the team and other members really care about me. I look forward to the end-of-month live meeting all month!”

Mary 72

Kate 32

“I decided to join the gardening group as I have been feeling a bit isolated over the last year and I thought this would be a way for me to feel part of a community.

I love that everyone has a shared love of gardening, but that it’s also more than that, it’s a real community.

I feel like it’s a great way for me, and anyone, to use technology to our advantage and to find our people".

Founder Mea seated amongst flowers holding a book