Expat Facebook Groups in Croatia

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Two of the most frequent questions I get on this site is “Where can I meet people?” and “Where can I find XYZ thing/place/person I need?”. Croatia can be a truly lonely place when you don’t know anybody and are oblivious as to how to get simple things accomplished.

Over the past few years, a number of Facebook groups and pages have cropped up that serve as a community for foreigners living in Croatia. These groups are also a hub for local Croatians interested in mingling with the expat community.

In these groups, you have the opportunity to:

  • Meet people, foreign and local alike
  • Get answers to your most pressing “living in Croatia” questions
  • Clue into local events and culture
  • Get a front-row seat for the gripes and complaints of those living here

The most active expat groups organize their own group-specific outings from dinners out to walking tours to day trips to nearby sites to super long coffees in the sun.

Before joining the groups, I highly recommend you read this post first.

Jump to an expat Facebook group in Croatia:

#1 Dalmatia

#2 Dubrovnik

#3 Islands

#4 Istria

#5 Osijek

#6 Rijeka

#7 Split

#8 Zadar

#9 Zagreb

#10 All of Croatia

  • Americans in Croatia – Join here **Moderated by Sara of Expat in Croatia
  • Australian Expats in Croatia – Join here
  • BANGLADESH-CROATIA-ROMANIA HELPS GROUPS-বাংলাদেশ, ক্রোশিয়া,রোমানিয়া গ্রুপ – Join here
  • BRASILEIRAS Residentes na Croácia! (APENAS Mulheres) – Join here
  • Chilenos en Croacia – Join here
  • Cro Expat Meetup – Join here
  • Croatia Expat Casting – Join here
  • Croatian Home – Join here
  • Croatian Language for Foreigners – Join here
  • Digital Nomads Croatia – Join here
  • Expat Focus – Expats in Croatia – Join here
  • Expats in the Adriatic Region – Like page here
  • Empowered Women, Empower Women – Join here
  • English speaking mums in Croatia – Join here
  • Filipinos in Croatia – Join here
  • Indians in Croatia – Join here
  • Internationals Living in Croatia – Join here
  • Irish in Croatia – Join here
  • Latinas en Croacia – Join here
  • Latinos en Croacia I – Join here
  • LATINOS EN CROACIA. II – Join here
  • Learning Croatian – Join here
  • Svenskar i Kroatien (for Swedes living in Croatia) – Join here
  • South Africans in Croatia – Join here
  • União Portugal-Croácia – Join here
  • Venezolanos en Croacia I – Like here
  • Venezolanos en Croacia II – Join here
  • Venezolanos en Croacia III – Join here

#11 Bonus

These groups are for when you are so damned fed up that you need to scream something into the void without any judgment to an international audience that understands your pain. They are not for gentle snowflakes.

And now an expat group focused solely on amazing women living abroad.

  • Expat Women – A world of opportunities – Join here

Is there a group I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments.

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Please note: All information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal advice in any form. For legal advice, you must consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. We can recommend one if you contact us.

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18 thoughts on “Expat Facebook Groups in Croatia

  1. pim l. de vos
    January 26, 2018 @ 7:06 pm

    Hi Sara,

    compliments on another well written piece of information.
    Hope you get many readers, cause it’s well worth it.
    I’m member of a couple of those groups,
    most of my FB-time however in the Expats meet Split group.
    Just finished organizing a meet & eat event in a Chinese restaurant the evening before Chinese New Year.
    Much to my pleasure and surprise about fifty expats coming, and even better, it’s becoming a truly international mix with even some Chinese, Koreans, and yes, even a Fin.
    And of course the regular mix of Aussies, Brits, Italians, Croats and more.
    The group’s page really is a fun place, for getting useful answers, and to find or suggest initiatives to meet in some kind of way.
    My advice to newbies: don’t think you’ll get along on your own once arrived, become member of one of those groups.
    And not only to once in a while get an answer, but to be a pro active member of a small society.
    Living in Croatia absolutely isn’t about me or them, but about me AND them.
    I’m Dutch, so is my wife, and we’re living in a tiny village in the Omiska Zagora, and only once in a while see the Riva, but can’t imagine living here without being member of that group.
    Cheers, Ciao or Bok, Pim

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    • Expat in Croatia
      January 31, 2018 @ 10:53 am

      Hey Pim,

      Thanks for the feedback!

      The groups are definitely invaluable to meeting people and getting up to speed on how to function. The simplest tasks can be insurmountable without a little guidance.

      Cheers,

      Sara

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  2. Mirela
    March 26, 2019 @ 12:08 pm

    Hi, Sara,
    great idea to update the article about the various expat groups existing. Just to say that the Expats in Dalmatia group is not just for Inland Dalmatia, I actually named it that because a lot of expats are not just in Split or inland, but scattered all over Dalmatia, so basically the name of the group is self-explanatory…welcoming expats from all over Dalmatia (coast or inland 🙂

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    • Expat in Croatia
      March 26, 2019 @ 4:10 pm

      Hi Mirela,

      Great to hear from you! Thanks for the clarification on Expats in Dalmatia. I’ve updated the post accordingly.

      Cheers,

      Sara

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  3. Aneta Torba
    August 20, 2020 @ 8:31 pm

    Hi Sara I recently came back from Croatia I was in Brela and i m in love with that place. Currently live in Chicago and thinking to go back to Croatia next summer and stay longer. It would be great to find there seasonal job I m not really sure if there are any opportunities to work?
    Thank you

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  4. Sohag howlader
    October 4, 2020 @ 3:05 pm

    Hi Sara
    This is Sohag from Dhaka, Bangladesh.I’m looking for job in Croatia.Can you help me getting any job link so that i can apply directly to the employers.
    Hoping your best support if possible .
    Regards
    Sohag..

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  5. Alex Petro
    October 11, 2020 @ 7:33 pm

    Hi. How do I go about speaking to other expats that live in Splits

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    • Expat in Croatia
      October 13, 2020 @ 2:27 pm

      Hi Alex,

      If you’re on Facebook, then it’s best to join one or more of the expat Facebook groups that are listed in the above post. If you’re not on Facebook, then you can hang out in the bars where foreigners tend to congregate. Those include Daltonist, Sanctuary, D16 and Kantun.

      Cheers,

      Sara

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  6. khurram shairyar
    June 2, 2021 @ 7:27 am

    Dear,
    are there full time IT jobs available in Croatia for foreigners (non-EU states) ? Where I can find IT jobs in Croatia?
    Regards
    Khurram Shairyar

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  7. União Portugal-Croácia
    June 15, 2021 @ 12:18 am

    Group of the Portuguese Community in Croatia
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/uniaoportugalcroacia

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    • Marija Tkalec
      June 21, 2021 @ 5:02 pm

      Hi,

      Thanks for letting us know. We added your group to the list.

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  8. Vijay dhiman
    September 14, 2021 @ 7:25 pm

    Hii sara I just want to know is it possible to get a carpenter job here .if yes how pls guide me pls .thanks god bless you

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  9. Rod Young
    October 6, 2021 @ 11:19 am

    I’m looking for information on City Tax. I live in Gracac in a property I own, full time.
    I’ve moved from Karin (Obrovac municipality) to Gracac. It’s the same county (Zadarska).
    I’ve been to the Opcina and signed up for utility bills etc. I’ve registered at the Police station for my change of address.
    I get regular waste disposal and water bills.
    But I don’t get a city tax bill.
    I’ve read that some places do not charge a city tax. Is it possible that Gracac is one of these?
    Or am I expecting a bill to land at some point in the future?
    How can I find out, the people at the Opcina tell me I’m all signed up.

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