Expat & Social Groups
American Women’s Association
Runs a welcome program for expatriate women to help them get settled. Also offers various educational and social activities, including tours of Hong Kong, mother and toddler playgroups and volunteer community programs. Membership is not restricted to Americans; there are over 700 members representing some 30 different nationalities.
Tel: 2527 2961
Australian Association of Hong Kong
The club aims to promote fellowship among Australians living in Hong Kong, and hosts a number of social events for its members and their families. Regular events include picnics, sports games, hikes and mahjong sessions. Membership also includes discounts at certain shops, restaurants and hotels.
Tel: 2530 4461
Royal Overseas League
Non-profit organization with clubhouse facilities for members. International art and music competitions are organized, as well as a variety of local social events. Club members also take part in fund-raising activities in aid of local charities.
Women’s Corona Society
An informal group of English-speaking women from all corners of the world who help each other get settled. The group meets in Tsim Sha Tsui every Monday morning, and organizes cultural, culinary and sightseeing tours every month. There are also weekly activities such as badminton games, and book and film clubs.
Tel: 2812 6653
Holds an informal six-week course on Monday mornings (repeated on Tuesday evenings) aimed at assisting newcomers in making friends and finding out about Hong Kong. Members also receive a monthly newsletter with details of various courses and activities.
Tel: 2522 3101
The Hong Kong St. Andrew’s Society
Club for Scottish men and women, as well as those who have a strong interest in or close connection with Scotland. Regular sports events and functions are organized for members.
New Zealand Society of Hong Kong
Social and cultural activities for individuals as well as families are organized to promote fellowship among New Zealanders living in Hong Kong.
Canadian Club of Hong Kong
The club has a 55-year history serving as a bridge between Hong Kong and Canada. It provides assistance to tourists and helps Hong Kongers beginning a new life in Canada. Its Canadian Club Charity Fund helps support local charities.
Tel: 2240 6396
Founded in 1950, the association’s aim is to be a social center for the Dutch community in Hong Kong. It organizes various activities such as a Dutch social evening every month and the annual Orange Ball to celebrate the queen’s birthday. Membership is open to anyone living in Hong Kong and China.
Italian Cultural Society of Hong Kong
Offers a range of Italian-language courses and organizes cultural events throughout the year.
Tel: 2573 0343
Swiss Association of Hong Kong
The Swiss Association is a non-profit organization that provides information for residing or visiting Swiss nationals. It holds monthly luncheons, organizes occasional golf tournaments and hosts events in conjunction with the Swiss Business Council and the Swiss Rifle Association.
Business and Networking Groups
American Chamber of Commerce
The largest international chamber in Hong Kong and one of the most influential business organizations in the Asia-Pacific region, the American Chamber of Commerce aims to foster commerce between the US and Hong Kong.
Tel: 2526 0165
Australian Chamber of Commerce
An essential, interactive forum for Australian-related business and Australians in business in Hong Kong and Macau.
Tel: 2522 5054
British Chamber of Commerce
Represents the business interests of a broad spectrum of British, Hong Kong and international companies in the region.
Tel: 2824 2211
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The largest Canadian business association outside Canada, the chamber represents more than 1,200 members with business interests in the region.
Tel: 2110 8700
The Danish Chamber of Commerce
This organization provides a forum for Danish interests in Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta.
Hong Kong Chamber of Small & Medium Business
A non-profit private organization, which represents and protects the business interests of small- and medium-sized enterprises in Hong Kong. The chamber also aims to broaden local and international network for exploring business opportunities.
Tel: 2325 9189
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
The oldest and largest business organization in Hong Kong with around 4,000 members, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce provides business and economic information to members through programs, research and publications.
Tel: 2529 9229
The Women’s Forum
A networking organization for women living in Hong Kong, bringing women together both socially and professionally whether it is for the purpose of promoting their businesses, products or services, seeking employment or meeting new friends.
Tel: 6680 4225
Foreign Correspondents Club
Private club for members of the diplomatic, media and business community. Its facilities include a bar, health club, restaurants and a library.
Tel: 2521 1511
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
A highly exclusive club with excellent facilities including swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, billiards room, putting green, croquet lawn and aerobics studio. There are indoor and outdoor playgrounds for children, as well as courses and classes from scuba diving to horse riding and culinary workshops.
Locations in Happy Valley and Shatin
Tel: 2966 1333
Ladies Recreation Club
A club offering sports, recreation, social and dining facilities for families. Open to both women and men, whether as single members or families.
10 Old Peak Rd
Tel: 2522 0151
One of the city’s most prestigious and exclusive clubs, the American Club offers a town club in Central and a country club in Tai Tam. There are extensive recreational facilities for families, and various social and business activities are organized for members.
Exchange Square Two
Tel: 2842 7400
The Aberdeen Marina Club
Members of the Aberdeen Marina Club enjoy resort-style health and beauty facilities, sports facilities, six restaurants, family activity areas and the most comprehensive marina facility in Hong Kong with 230 wet berthing spaces and 210 dry berthing spaces.
8 Shum Wan Road
Tel: 2555 8321
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
One of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in Hong Kong, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club offers a comprehensive range of facilities, both afloat and ashore. There are sailing and rowing courses at various levels for both members and non-members.
Tel: 2832 2817
The Hong Kong Country Club
The Hong Kong Country Club which overlooks Deep Water Bay was founded in the late 1960’s by a group of individuals who wanted to create a club for people in Hong Kong who were banned from the clubs in the territory. The head of this group was Mr. J. R. Jones, a legal adviser to the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation who worked to create the club from as early as 1947. Today this gorgeous club which extends over two hectares offers a wide array of social and recreational activities and has a wide array of Hong Kong residents on its membership rolls.
188 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Deep Water Bay
Tel: (852) 2870 6500
The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club
The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club is a private club that provides premier golf, yachting, recreation, and dining services for its members. This club which was established in 1982 and has 3000 members of all nationalities.
The Hong Kong Cancer Fund
Hong Kong Cancer Fund was founded in 1987 to cope with limited resources that were available to support the needs of cancer patients and their families. The charity helps to provide support services in hospitals and the community, and organizes a number of public education campaigns and sponsorship towards cancer research.
Tel: 3667 6300
Children’s Heart Foundation
Set up by a group of parents with children suffering from congenital heart conditions, the foundation helps patients with financial support, purchase of medical equipment, providing overnight accommodation for parents of hospitalized children, and organizes regular educational, recreational and supporting activities for members.
Tel: 2553 0331
Friends of the Earth
One of Hong Kong’s most prominent green groups, Friends of the Earth is dedicated to protecting the environment by promoting solutions to create environmentally sustainable public policies, business practices and lifestyles.
Tel: 2528 5588
The Make-A-Wish Foundation was set up to grant one special wish to children in Hong Kong who are suffering from serious or life-threatening illnesses. Wishes range from the small, like a toy, to the big, such as a trip abroad. Volunteers help to communicate with the family and plan the logistics of the wish.
Tel: 2579 2402
The Mother’s Choice charity runs a home where pregnant girls can stay until their children are born, as well as a centre with social workers to provide the girls with counseling and support during and after pregnancy. The charity also helps to care for babies and children awaiting adoption.
Tel: 2537 7633
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The first charity in Hong Kong to deal with all aspects of animal welfare, the SPCA aims to protect and to prevent cruelty to animals. It rescues abandoned, sick and injured animals, investigates complaints of cruelty and helps to re-home unwanted pets whenever possible. Volunteers help with a range of duties including dog walking, animal care support, public education and finding permanent homes for abandoned animals.
Tel: 2232 5520
Based in an old British Army compound near Tuen Mun, Crossroads is a non-profit group, which takes quality second-hand goods and redistributes them to people in need, both locally and abroad. Volunteers are needed to fill many roles: sorting goods, doing repair work, fund-raising and so on.
Tel: 2984 9309
Oxfam Hong Kong
Oxfam is an international humanitarian agency working against poverty and related injustice. It works to alleviate famine, poverty and suffering across the world, and needs volunteers to help with fund-raising, administrative work and organizing activities.
Tel: 2520 2525
Online meeting place for charities and volunteers in Hong Kong allowing people to search and join various projects.
Tel: 2549 2010
Aims to raise awareness about Aids in Hong Kong through outreach and prevention programs. Aids-related services are also provided for those in need.
Tel: 2898 4411
Changing Young Lives Foundation
Works with children from disadvantaged families, and runs numerous programs to raise awareness of children’s welfare in the region and beyond.
Tel: 2511 0505
Hong Kong Dog Rescue
Hong Kong Dog Rescue saves and places abandoned and unwanted dogs that would otherwise live a short life in government kennels. The organization welcomes volunteers for foster homes or to help with dog walking.
Tel: 9448 1128
An online forum where expats can get together to discuss issues in Hong Kong and arrange “Meet and Greet” sessions. The forum offers a range of services including classified advertisements, notice boards and job advertisements.
A pregnancy, baby and parenting community where people can meet to discuss issues, arrange face to face meetings and seek advice.
An online resource where expats can gain useful information on relocating to, and living in, Hong Kong. The website offers a job advertisement service, forums and a classified section.
News stories and forums for residents of Lamma Island.