Carol  UK

Since finding the Joy Project I have felt so much happier in Brisbane. The support, advice and camaraderie I’ve experienced from every meeting has been invaluable and it has introduced me to some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. And that’s no exaggeration! It’s certainly helped me settle into my new home town

Tracy  South Africa

Hello Joy ladies. this is not just a fun group that you’ve started, its not source of information, its not even just a way to meet 3 incredible ladies and others from around the world. what it is, is a blessing, a ministry of love and hope; its arms being wrapped around us newbies (and oldies) and a safe landing

Brenda USA

Meeting and becoming a part of this group was exactly what I needed and the welcoming atmosphere of the meetings and the positive energy around everyone was so refreshing and makes coming to the coffee’s a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

Shelley  UK

How to begin?
Where shall I start?
You three “joy” full ladies with one BIG warm heart Have welcomed me here and helped me out,
For coffee and cake we’ve been out and about!
Recommended a surgeon (!)
And listened to woes,
Given great advice on what “everyone” knows.
Your wonderful faces always there with a smile,
Sorting “knicker” nights out and evenings with style!
You blog and explore,
Invite, buy, taste and test
The shops, cafés, beaches To write which is best.
I’d like to say “thank you” Chrissy, Sarah and Jo,
I’d have felt lost without you And all that you know.
But I value much more the laughter and fun,
Three great new friendships for me have begun.
With your help I’ve met others In the same boat as me,
And I’m sure there is one thing that we’d all agree….
The “Joy Project” is AMAZING But you are the key,
It would surely be nothing Without you fabulous three

Katie UK

“Just a little note to say a massive THANK YOU for all of your help and kindness. The Joy Project has been incredible, it has given me something to look forward to each week. Knowing that I could talk openly and have others support and encouragement . It has been lovely to meet so many people each with different stories and backgrounds that have brought us all together in Brisbane.”


Mariza  Sydney

“Absolutely awesome!! I love everything about this!! Thank you for finding me, that incredible welcome and for a fabulous morning with beautiful people!! You guys are beyond amazing.”

Neil  UK

Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome . I am normally quite shy when I meet new groups of people, but you were all so friendly and gave me so many hugs I think any shyness pretty much gave up and went and waited for me in the car!

The kids had a lovely time, thank you for looking after them.

I think the Joy Project is a fantastic idea and I look forward to the next meeting

Karen   South Africa

Just a little note to say thank you all for a lovely evening on Saturday night. A really awesome time to meet new people. Thank you for taking the time to look after all of us ‘expats’ in your beautiful country ! We just love it here !!!

Looking forward to many more events

Wendy Australia

Hi Ladies, I just wanted to say what a fantastic idea/group that you have created. I’ve lived in Brisbane since I was primary school age so this isn’t applicable for me. But just wanted to let you know that I love what you are doing and keep up the great work! Warm Regards Wendy

Kelvin UK

I have been wandering around your website for a few days now and I love what you all do. It has been a godsend to find such a mix of fantastic information that could assist anyone moving to Brisbane or anyone that lives there regardless.