8 Australian WordPress Meetups You Should Attend in 2017

by Mansoor Ahmed Khan  April 12, 2017

WordPress is renowned for its meetups, community focused affairs that bring everyone — developers and end users — together. The result is free exchange of ideas that result in new developments and products for the WordPress platform.

WordPress Meetups Australia

The following meetups are, perhaps the best opportunities for WordPress Community in Australia because users and developers could get clear and detailed information about the latest happenings in the community. In my opinion, these events are the perfect networking events because WordPress users of all shades are present in close proximity.

P.S. This list is limited and does not include all the WordPress meetups organized in Australia.

WordPress Sydney Meetup

Just like WordPress, this group is free to join. The group welcomes everyone from novice users to experienced developers. The intention behind the meetup is to bring together these users and spread the expertise evenly. So, whether you use WP as a blogger, designer, programmer, ecommerce store or for any other purpose, this meetup can surely help you with the best possible connections in the Australian WP community.  

Upcoming Meetup: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM, at Exhibition Space, Cammeraygal Building, North Sydney College (TAFE)

Organizers: James Carmody, Kristen Symonds, Peter Shilling, and Wil Brown

Facebook: wpsydney | Twitter: wpsyd

WordPress Melbourne User Group Meetup

The WordPress Melbourne User Group is all about WordPress. The Group covers all WP related activities such as covers all the WordPress and its related features including plugins, themes and WP core developments. The organizers arrange three meetups in a month, which specific topics for:

  • Beginners, who are just starting out.
  • People who use WordPress for their ecommerce websites.
  • Expert users who want to do more with WordPress.
  • Developers, designers and freelancers.

Upcoming Meetup: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 6:30 PM, at 266 Victoria Street North Melbourne 3051

Organizers: Aaron Rutley, Anthony Hortin, and Peter Wilson

Twitter: wpmelbourne | Website: WP Melbourne

WordPress Brisbane Meetup

WordPress Brisbane Meetup

This monthly meetup brings together WordPress enthusiasts in Brisbane. The major topics include  best practices and news of WordPress user and dev communities. The meetup also focuses on the role of WordPress in the local businesses and organizations.Typical audience of the meetup includes users of all skill levels, and thus the meetup is free!

Upcoming Meetup: Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 6:00 PM, at Ephox Offices, Level 4/225 Montague Rd, West End, Brisbane

Organizers: Dion Hulse and Ricky Blacker

WordPress Learner’s Brisbane Meetup

This meetup is targeted at beginners who have little knowledge about WordPress. Previous events have focused on WP related topics such as WP hosting, domain registration, what WordPress actually is and isn’t. This group is ideal for beginners, who are interested in creating their self-hosted WordPress blogs or websites.  

Upcoming Meetup: Thursday, May 04, 2017, at 6:30 PM, at The Lime Zone, Shop 3, 680 Sandgate Road, Clayfield

Organizers: Michelle Jansen

WordPress Adelaide Meetup

This WordPress Adelaide Meetup is organized by Ivaylo Stamatov & Rebecca Collins, especially for the WP enthusiasts in South Australia. This meetup is organized once a month. Every month, a different speaker is invited to speak at the meetup. Whether you are a designer, developer, blogger, or marketing professional, this is the best place to get together and exchange your ideas with the WP community in the  Adelaide region.

Upcoming Meetup: Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 6:30 PM, at Majoran Distillery, Level 2, 14 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.

Organizers: Alex Bishop, Bronson Quick, and Rebecca Collins

Facebook: WordPress Adelaide | Twitter: wordpressadl

WordPress Perth Meetup

The WordPress Perth is organized by a group of enthusiasts with the intention of supporting the WP community in Perth. This meetup is ideal for all the levels of beginners and professionals and offers a perfect opportunity of sharing ideas, thoughts  about the innovative uses of WordPress. The focus of the meetup is on popular WordPress topics including: themes, plugins, features, and the various innovative uses of the content management system (CMS). This meetup is also usually held once a month for WordPress Q&A and discussion session(s).

Upcoming Meetup: TBA

Organizers: Jon Mather, Maeve Lander, and Nikita Kashner

WordPress Port Macquarie Meetup

This meetup is ideal for WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who are looking for a community driven event to get together and exchange ideas about core WP developments and  the general discussion in the WP community. The meetup is organized by one of the well-known WP host in Australia, Robey Lawrence. This is an excellent opportunity for the local WP community for getting to know the local experienced WordPress enthusiasts at one place.

Upcoming Meetup: Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 6:00 PM, at Hayward House, 104 Horton Street, Port Macquarie

Organizers: Robey Lawrence

Twitter: wpportmac

WordPress Gold Coast Meetup

Just like WP Brisbane Learner’s Meetup, this meetup is for everyone from WP beginners to seasoned developers. This meetup offers help for fringe WP requirements such as how to run a blog and creating your own ecommerce store. The primary goal of this meetup is to welcome all WP users and connect them to the local WP community.

Upcoming Meetup: Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 6:00 PM, at Ferry Road Tavern Marble Bar Corner of Ferry rd & Cottlew st, Southport

Organizers: Nik Cree, Paul Luxford, Robey Lawrence, and Tracey Kemp

 

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About Mansoor Ahmed Khan

Mansoor Ahmed Khan is a WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways.

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