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Woman on Her Phone

Get FREE Social Calls Today!



Social Buddy is a FREE friendship program providing regular phone and video calls to people over 18 years old in Australia who are isolated and suffer from loneliness due to mental health, old age, disabilities or living in remote locations.


Our Support Service is FREE


Who is it for?

  • People with mental health conditions

  • People who are elderly

  • People with disabilities

  • People who are isolated or living in remote locations

  • People of all ethnicities, lifestyle choices, faiths, sexual orientations and gender identities

  • Anyone over 18 years old who is an Australian resident


How does it work?

  • We match you with a buddy (volunteer) with similar interests

  • Phone/video calls are weekly, fortnightly or monthly


  • Calls are up to one hour


  • Volunteers are fully trained in open listening and making friendly connections

  • You are supported with compassion, care and meaningful conversations


Our results

I suffer from various mental health conditions and easily become depressed. I felt very alone. My buddy has been such a great support. I feel I have so much more confidence, and my self-esteem has improved.

Tony, Newcastle

I'm a 35-year-old male who lives in the country. Life can get pretty lonely out here. Now I have a mate who listens without judgement.

Brian in Country Victoria

Make a Referral Here

If you are aware of someone who could gain from having a social companion or if you wish to recommend yourself, you have the option to make a direct referral.

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Need More Information?
Fill in the form to learn more about our FREE friendship phone service and to speak with one of our friendly team members. Our staff will be in touch with you shortly!

Our volunteers have undergone police and WWC checks

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