DadLAN - a place to connect


Our mission is to fight loneliness, improve mental health outcomes, create connections in communities, and provide dependable social spaces tailored to meet the unique needs of Men and Dads from all walks of life. Find out more about our charitable organisation here.

Are you looking for meaningful connections and support?

This is your vibrant community:

  • Meet Fellow Men: Connect with other men who understand you and your challenges
  • Combat Loneliness: Find new friends and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals
  • Boost Mental Health: Engage in authentic, evidence-based activities to enhance yourself
  • Get Dad Advice: Have a supportive environment to ask dad questions you can’t ask anywhere else
  • Fun and Free: Participate in our free, monthly LAN gaming events held in cities across Australia

Your New Support Network

We know it’s hard to be a man in today’s fast-paced, rapidly changing world. Your mental health is key to how you show up to your family, your friends, and your colleagues.

Sometimes you need a break and that’s a good thing. We love self-care for men and dads — caring for yourself means you can care for your family and your mates.

Our events provide a safe, friendly space to connect, unwind, share experiences, and enjoy quality time to recharge yourself.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to build lasting friendships and improve your well-being.

No computer to bring along? No problem! We have partnered with great organisations, such as WorkVentures, who have donated dozens of spare laptops, so there’s no barrier for you to join in.
Come as you are, you’ll have a good time.

We provide an uplifting social network and run in-person events for people to experience connection and community. Our community is on Discord and is full of interesting discussions about technology, dad life, venting, advice, support, and more.

Games We Play

New Games

  • Helldivers 2
  • Civilization VI
  • Destiny 2
  • Diablo IV
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • GTA V

Old Games

  • Quake 3
  • Battlefield 2
  • Warcraft 3
  • Unreal Tournament 2004
  • Battlefield 1942
  • Doom

Along with so many more!

Next Event

16th June 2024 1pm – 5pm AEST. Bring along your laptop. We have spare laptops, so please let us know in the discord if you would like to use one at the event.

Join a LAN event in:

  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Fraser Coast
  • Bundaberg
  • Wollongong
  • Canberra
  • Central Coast
  • Remote wherever you are

We hope to see you there!