Welcome to the Sydney Development Circle.

The Sydney Development Circle (SDC) is a networking and knowledge sharing platform open to anyone interested in international aid and community development work at the local, regional and global levels.

SDC represents people of all ages, backgrounds and experience, across diverse development sectors. We strive to offer a programme of innovative events to assist our development community to broaden their knowledge and expand their network of contacts.

Our core activities include:

  • Seminars and social events
  • Presenting guest speakers and visiting scholars discussing development issues, cutting edge research and projects
  • Online networking and information sharing on the SDC groupsite.

SDC alert: New communication channel for us - Please join The Development Circle

Our groupsite has been a key part of our networking, however the monthly subscription over the years has become too expensive, as we are a not for profit network, run by volunteers. Therefore we are sorry to announce that we can no longer offer our Groupsite website, and it will be closing at the end of November.

We want you to continue promoting your organisation, events and initiatives and be part of our network.

To help us keep in touch with one another, please join the national Development Circle newsletter here:

To promote your events in the Sydney section of the monthly newsletter please email: media@developmentcircle.org
• "Like" SDC on Facebook! www.facebook.com/SydneyDevelopmentCircle
• Join us on MeetUp: http://www.meetup.com/sydneydevelopmentcircle

Benefits include:

  • Receive updates via email about events, training courses and other opportunities
  • Promote your events and opportunities to the network via our development calendar, email blasts and monthly newsletter
  • Collaborate with others and form special interest groups for knowledge sharing and learning.


SDC members can continue to post events, news and resources on our groupsite. You can also visit Facebook and MeetUp.

Special interest groups have begun to emerge, and may meet independently at any time, reporting back to the SDC meetings throughout the year.

If you'd like to ask a question or be in touch with a SDC team member, please send us an email with your query and contact details: sydney@developmentcircle.org





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