NSW - User Groups

The Sydney Linux Users Group (SLUG)

The Sydney Linux Users Group (SLUG) is a place to learn about and discuss Linux. The meetings take place in real venues as well as in virtual space, via our Web pages, mailing list and IRC channel. SLUG members are made up of professionals, semi-professionals, hobbyists, students and just those who like to play and gain knowledge of Linux and the vast number of freely available application packages.

SLUG is about sharing experiences, knowledge and fun. SLUG caters for all levels, from those who are new to Linux, wanting to know how to install or set up Linux, to experienced kernel hackers and systems administrators.


The Central Coast GNU/Linux Users Group

CCLUG offers anyone with an interest in Linux or other Free and Open Source Software the opportunity to learn, discuss and share their experiences. Anyone is welcome to join, so if you would like to learn more about CCLUG and how you can be involved, please click here.

Website: www.cclug.org.au

The South Coast Linux User Group (SCLUG)

SCLUG is open to anyone who is interested in Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, or anything Open Source / Free Software in general. We meet on the first Thursday of the month, at the Wollongong Tennis Club. See the website for more information.

Linux Owner Group in Newcastle (LOGIN)

Monthly meetings are based around Linux/*BSD packages.

Website: http://www.newcastlelug.org/

Contact: Jonathon Coombes

Based: Newcastle/Hunter Valley, NSW

Dubbo Linux Users Group (Dubbolug)

Meet on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30am

Stephens Patisserie
117 Macquarie Street
Dubbo, NSW


More information: contact Simon or Andrew

The University of NSW Computing Society (CompSoc)

Compsoc runs events such as installfests, codefests and general social gatherings each year for CSE students at UNSW. We provide drop-in linux tech support in our office, and run various services including an IRC server. More details: www.unsw.compsoc.net

Hunter Valley Linux User Group (HVLUG)

Email: enquiries@hvlug.org

Website: http://pwb.hopto.org/hvlug/

Meets first Tuesday of month at Marthaville Cottage, Wollombi Road, Cessnock

Goonellabah Linux Users Group (GLUG)

Website: http://glug.dyndns.org/

Email: glug_admin@glug.dyndns.org

The Goonellabah Linux User's Group is a group of computer enthusiasts in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, who meet to learn and discuss aspects of the GNU/Linux operating system and libre software. Members vary in the computer experience and skills and come from a variety of backgrounds. New members are always welcome.

Meetings are currently held every third Thursday night at the Goonellabah Medical Centre. Meetings start at 7.30 p.m. and finish at approximately 10.30 p.m. If you last the distance we will give you a really nice cup of Caddie's coffee before you leave.



UNE *nix User Group is a user group for all users of *nix operating systems (Linux, *BSD, MacOS X, etc) who work or study at UNE, or live in Armidale. The aim is for users of these systems to help each other, meet other enthusiasts, and hopefully have fun.

If you want more info or regular updates, sign up to the mailing list here.

Kempsey Shire Linux Users Group

Website: http://www.kslug.net/
Email: david@kslug.net or michael@kslug.net

A group of like minded people gathering each alternate Thursday of the month from 7pm at the Kempsey SES Hq to discuss all things Linux related. As a group we aim to share our knowledge with all who are interested to hear it.

We welcome new members. Please use our contact list if you require any further information.

BSD User Group of Sydney (BUGS)

BUGS is a group of users of BSD based operating systems who live in NSW, communicate via a mailing list, and meet at Sydney from time to time. Our first group meeting was on 16 May, 1999.

Activities include support, advocacy, and sharing of resources and information, but a major objective is to enjoy each other’s company and have a good time without actually wasting time.