Before I went here I remember several people asking me, "Who are you gonna hang out with in Australia?" and "How are you gonna make friends?" Well, it's not as hard as to make friends as a lot of people seems to think that it is. Sooo, first of all:
That's probably the easiest way to meet people. Trust me, people are gonna talk to you whether you want them to or not. If you stay in a hostel and are open, polite and nice you'll definitely find friends there. Think about how many people who are in the same position as you?? And if you're lucky you might even find a boyfriend in a hostel 😉😉
I've seen plenty of posts in facebooks groups saying something like "Hi I'm new in Melbourne, anyone wanna meet up some day to have a coffee/a glas of wine or whatever". That might seems desperate to some people, but no not at all, that's what you do.
Might be hard to make friends from work depending on what kind of work you do.. As it might be hard to be 100% relaxed and trying to make friends when working, but it's definitely one way to go at least.
FRIENDS OF FRIENDS
When you've actually managed to get yourself some friends and are having some kind of get together or something, tell your friends to invite their friends and you'll meet even more people. Simple as that! This all might seems obvious to a lot of people, me included. Otherwise I wouldn't have gone to Australia by myself. But I know a lot of people are extremely worried about going somewhere by themselves cause they're scared they'll be alone and won't make any friends. YOU WILL BE FINE ALRIGHT?! GO!