Tom Social’s frequently asked questions

What is Tom Social all about?
Tom Social is a Brisbane-based social group for gay guys. We carefully choose a variety of events for all members every month. From after work drinks, movies and bush walking through to themed parties, festivals and even trips away – we have a full social calendar on offer for members to enjoy.

Who can join Tom Social?
All men who identify as gay or bisexual are welcome to join Tom Social regardless of their age.

How much does it cost to be a member?
It is free to join Tom Social and free for the first 30 days. From there, memberships start from $20 for three months (that’s $1.66 each week). Your membership fee includes a free drink or coffee or food at select events each month. Members will also save money on events with plenty of group discounts.

Why is Tom Social not free?
Tom Social is a premium social group, offering exciting events and adventures each month. The members’ monthly fee covers administration, event organising costs, catering at free picnics and nibblies at select events. It also covers additional behind the scenes items like booking fees, marketing and advertising of the group and incidentals.

Can I leave the group if I don’t like it?
Yes. If you don’t think Tom Social is for you or you are moving away, you can cancel your membership at any time. There’s a cancellation button on your member’s account page where you can leave the group at anytime.

Is Tom Social just for guys involved in the gay scene?
Not at all. In fact, our events and activities are designed to offer an alternative to the typical Brisbane gay scene. We encourage old fashioned friendships through real conversation and spending time with each other in person.

Can my business or event partner with Tom Social?
Absolutely. The Tom Social Business Network program is all about offering a mutually beneficial platform for our members and businesses who can offer exciting events or activities at discounted group rates. We also have advertising opportunities through our website and club newsletter.

Do I need to book event tickets in advance?
Most Tom Social events and activities will require you to book online through our website as numbers will often be limited. Payment must be made in full through our website prior to each event to ensure we meet group booking criteria and have catering suitably booked.

Does the group have any rules I should know about?
Yes. Tom Social has a Members’ Code which all members need to abide by. These rules are designed to ensure everyone has a good time and no one feels left out or uncomfortable. Click here to read the Members’Code.

I don’t have a Paypal account, can I still be a member?
Yes – you can arrange a bank transfer for 12-month plans. Please contact Tom Social administration by email:

Can I bring others along to events? 
Depending on the event, you may be able to bring along potential members but it is best to check with the event organiser beforehand.

What is the average age of Tom Social members? 
Our members vary in age, with the majority of members aged between 25 and 45.

My Paypal account has changed, can I set up a new automatic payment plan? 
Yes, simple click here.

Who is Tom?
You may meet Tom at some point and find out.