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Melbourne Whitten Oval 417 Barkly Street Footscray West VIC 3012

We have fun, raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Type One Tastings

For the youth of melbourne

With over 160 members, we are proud to be among one of the only groups dedicated to providing networking opportunities to the T1D youth of Melbourne.

Every few months we organise low-key drinks at different CBD venues. Whether you've had T1D for two months or twenty years, it's always good to have a mate in the same boat who gets what's going on. So come along. Quality banter guaranteed.

These events are run by Al Meredith and Cindy Shea. There's no sitting in circles telling your story, just an opportunity to meet new people and hang out.

We're proudly supported and endorsed by Diabetes Australia – Vic.

For more info, reach out to us on Facebook, or email us at

And to keep up-to-date, join the T1T Facebook group here.


past type one Tastings

September 2016

Thank you everyone for coming down to Madame Brussels in Melbourne for our September 2016 T1T.  It was a great chance to catch up in the private parlour of the great Melbourne venue.  Special thanks to Dr. John Wentworth for coming and talking to the group on what;s happening in the world of T1D research.


July 2016

Thanks to eveyone who came to the T1T at the Highlander in July 2015. A great time was had by all!

March 2016

Thanks to everyone who came along to Captain Melville on Wednesday March 16.  Special thanks to Professor Len Harrison who spoke to us about some of the exciting research he is involved with at WEHI.

November 2015

Thanks for everyone who came along to Little Sista for our final T1T of 2015 on Friday November 13th.

A great night was had by all!

June 2015

Thanks to everyone who came along to Gin Palace on Friday 12th June.  The swamp room had a great vibe and it was a great place to relax, unwind and share some food and drinks with friends.

April 2015

Thanks to everyone who came along to Harley House on April 15th.  It was a cosy basement bar and we hope you loved it as much as we did.  It will definitely be on our short list next time I am looking for somewhere the relax and have a drink.  Big thanks to the staff who really made us feel at home!

September 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to the September T1T, and thanks to Little Sista for hosting us!

Images courtesy of Caveira Photography.


July 2014

YLC launched Type One Tastings in July at Shebeen - thanks to everyone who came along!