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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Ballarat

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Spice Market
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Fri, 21 June, 7:00 pm AEST
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Beaney Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 22 June, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Hotel Railway Brunswick
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Wed, 26 June, 7:00 pm AEST
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291 Albert St, Brunswick VIC 3056
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 28 June, 7:00 pm AEST
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313 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 29 June, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 5 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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313 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 6 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 12 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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313 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 13 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 19 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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313 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 20 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Spice Market
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Fri, 26 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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Beaney Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 27 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Bendigo Street Milk Bar
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Sun, 28 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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37 Bendigo St, Richmond VIC 3121
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

Speed Dating Social Events In Ballarat

Join our Speed Dating Social events in Ballarat, it’s an exciting and efficient way to meet potential partners in a series of short, five-minute mini-dates. If you’re new to speed dating, expect a whirlwind of conversations and a unique opportunity to connect with multiple singles in one fun-filled evening. Ballarat, known for its rich history and vibrant arts scene, adds a charming twist to our events.Β 

Our speed dating events in Ballarat take place along Sturt Street, the heart of the city’s nightlife. This bustling strip is lined with popular bars and nightclubs, offering a lively backdrop for our gatherings. For easy access, attendees can catch the number 25 bus,Β or take the V/Line train,Β both stops at Ballarat Station. From there, it’s a short walk to our venues.Β 

Our Venues

The Lost Ones Basement Bar is a hidden gem with an artsy vibe, located in a former Masonic hall. With its vintage decor, intimate setting, and unique cocktails like the “Masonic Margarita,” it offers a cozy and creative environment for speed dating. Owned by art enthusiasts Mark and Corrie, their passion for the arts influences the bar’s eclectic atmosphere, enhancing the speed dating experience by fostering a relaxed and inspiring space for conversations.

Hop Temple is set in an industrial-style space with exposed brick walls and a high ceiling. Known for its extensive craft beer selection, including the signature “Hop Temple Pale Ale,” it provides a casual yet energetic setting for our singles nights. The communal tables and vibrant ambiance encourage mingling and a lively dating experience. Founded by local entrepreneurs keen on promoting craft beers, Hop Temple’s dynamic environment adds to the excitement of our events.

The Pub With Two Names combines rustic charm with modern comfort. Its warm, wooden interiors and an inviting fireplace create a romantic atmosphere perfect for our events. Signature drinks like the “Ballarat Old Fashioned” complement the venue’s cozy feel. Owned by the community-minded Wright family, their dedication to creating a welcoming space enhances the intimacy and comfort of our speed dating nights.

What to Expect

At our Speed Dating Social events, you’ll enjoy around 12 five-minute mini-dates, starting at 7 PM and ending by 9 PM, with a 10-minute intermission halfway through. This format allows you to meet a diverse group of singles, including those in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even over 50s. Attendees typically come from Ballarat and neighboring suburbs like Wendouree and Sebastopol.

To make the most of the evening, participants are encouraged to scan into our Matching App 4.0, just enter the Event Code, your name, starting table number, email, and mobile number. Then our app allows you to tick anyone you like, and if they also tick you, contact details will be exchanged the next day at 8 AM. Book your spot through Eventbrite for $29.90 (early bird) or $34.90 (last release). Please note that there are no refunds within 30 days of the event.

Better Then Online Dating

In contrast to dating sites, our in-person singles events offer immediate chemistry and real-time interactions, providing a more genuine feel compared to online profiles. You’ll find that face-to-face conversations often reveal compatibility and interest more effectively than text-based exchanges.

Post Event Date Ideas

After the event, why not extend your evening at some of Ballarat’s romantic spots? Consider taking your match to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, where you can enjoy a serene stroll among beautiful flora, or visit Lake Wendouree for a picturesque walk around the lake, perfect for a second date and continuing those sparks of romance.

If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact us at matches@speeddatingsocial.com. Join us and take the first step towards finding love in Ballarat!

Attendee Reviews

Jeffery
Jeffery
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I tried a speed dating night in Melbourne, it was pretty good, I think 2 ladies didn't show up but I still got about 14 dates
Sarah
Sarah
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was a fun night out with my girlfriends, some conversations were a tad dull but 2 cute guys made it worth it and even got their numbers
Steph H
Steph H
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I didn't know speed dating was a thing but I'm new to the area and was good meeting some new people
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How It Works

Ever wanted to try or wondered how a speed dating event in Ballarat works? It’s easy, just follow these 6 steps:

Book A Ticket

Simply book a ticket through our website or Eventbrite to secure your spot

Hosts Greet You

Turn up and be greeted by friendly hosts who help scan you into our matching portal

Get Your Own Table

Be assigned your own table where you can comfortably mingle one on one

Enjoy 12 Fun Mini Dates

Be rotated every 5 minutes and enjoy 12 fast 5minute dates

Tick Yes To Anyone On Your Phone

Anonymously tick yes on anyone you like from your phone

Matches Sent The Next Day

Receive your matches and contact details of everyone who selects you the next day

Frequently Asked Questions

When attending a speed dating event in Ballarat, it’s important to dress smartly yet comfortably. For men, consider a stylish shirt or a neat polo paired with well-fitted jeans or chinos. Women might opt for a chic dress or a nice blouse with a skirt or tailored pants. To look your best, focus on clean lines, well-coordinated colors, and avoid overly casual attire like sneakers or ripped jeans. And if you need a last-minute outfit, check out Bowerbird Vintage on Sturt Street for a fantastic selection of unique clothing.

During speed dating, it’s crucial to keep the conversation light and engaging. A great starting point is to discuss local interests such as Ballarat’s rich history or recent events at the Ballarat Wildlife Park. Asking about someone’s favorite animal or their experiences at the park can reveal shared interests and potentially lead to a second date there. 

For LGBTQ+ singles in Ballarat, speed dating events are often held at The George Hotel. This inclusive venue, established in 1854, is known for its vibrant atmosphere and historic charm. With events catering to all, including trans, bi, and genderqueer individuals, it’s a perfect spot to meet a diverse range of people in a supportive environment.

Meeting fitness enthusiasts is easy at specialized speed dating events in Ballarat. These events often attract individuals who prioritize a healthy lifestyle. Just start by mentioning Ballarat Health and Fitness can be a great conversation starter. Otherwise sharing your favorite workout routines or fitness goals can help you connect on a deeper level and potentially plan a future gym session together.

Animal lovers will enjoy speed dating events held at The Dog House Bar, our dog-friendly venue. To gauge your date’s affection for animals, just ask about their pets or share stories about your own. If you both love dogs, you could even bring your furry friend to the event and plan a follow-up date at Victoria Park, for a romantic stroll with your furry friends.

Speed Dating Social follows a structured format to ensure you meet a variety of singles. After signing into the Matching App 4.0, you’ll experience 12 exciting five-minute dates. Simply tick “match” or “friend” on the app for anyone you like. If there’s mutual interest, you’ll receive their contact details at 8am the next day!

To find common interests, consider mentioning your local clubs or activities. For example, if you’re into sports, ask about the Ballarat Sports Club whichΒ can spark interesting conversations and provide a great opportunity for a second date.

Expect a diverse mix of singles from Ballarat and surrounding suburbs like Wendouree and Sebastopol. This variety enhances the dating pool, making it easier to meet someone local or from a nearby area. To connect on a local level, just ask attendees where they are from and share stories about your favorite places in Ballarat.

Our Asian speed dating events are typically held at Tokyo House on Lydiard Street, known for its signature Sake Tini cocktail and authentic Ramen Noodles. These events provide a welcoming environment to explore diverse cultural backgrounds when meeting Chinese and Japanese to Filipino and Korean singles. Start by talking about local cuisine or cultural celebrations to help you connect on a deeper level.

Our Christian speed dating events are hosted at St. Patrick’s Hall, built in 1901. This venue’s classic architecture and peaceful setting make it ideal for our faith-centered events. Conversations often focus on Biblical values, prayer, and church involvement. To find common ground, just ask if they attend Ballarat Christian FellowshipΒ or suggest attending a service together.

For those over 40, our speed dating events are held at The Lost Ones Basement Bar on Camp Street. Known for its eclectic decor and cozy atmosphere, this venue creates a relaxed environment perfect for mingling. Expect to meet singles in their 40s seeking meaningful connections and shared life goals.

Over 50s speed dating events in Ballarat take place at The Miner’s Tavern, a venue that offers a warm, inviting setting with its classic pub feel. Here, mature singles often look for companionship and shared interests. Dating apps like OurTime are popular among this age group, and attending Ballarat Over 50s Meetup Group events can also increase your chances of meeting like-minded individuals in the area.

A fantastic post-date idea is visiting the Art Gallery of Ballarat. As Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery, it offers a unique experience with its extensive collection of art, perfect for deepening your connection through shared cultural appreciation.

Dating as a single parent in Ballarat is entirely feasible and fulfilling. Single parents often meet at kid-friendly venues like Lake Wendouree Adventure Playground, which is ideal for a casual date while your children can play. Alternatively, you can arrange childcare at Ballarat Child Care Centre while you enjoy a singles party.

Event Types

Asian

Christian

Gay

Lesbian

LGBTQ

Indian

Naked

Speed Friending

Professionals

Conscious

Shepparton

Traralgon

croydon

narre warren

yarraville

VIC Events

Geelong

Mornington Peninsula

Frankston

Bayside

Ballarat

Gippsland

Β Pakenham

Ringwood

Bendigo

Cranbourne

Northern Suburbs

Victoria

Hawthorn

Windsor

port melbourne

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Melbourne Locations

Brunswick

South East Melbourne

Eastern suburbs

Fitzroy

Northcote

Thornbury

CBD

Western Suburbs

Richmond

Mordialloc

St Kilda

abbotsford

albury

blackburn

doncaster

Age Ranges

Early 20s

Mid 30s

Over 40s

Over 50s

Over 60s

Mature

Online

Bisexual

Church

Tantra

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