Neighbour Day 2017

Celebrate Neighbour Day on Sunday 26 March 2017 by getting to know your neighbours. Neighbour Day is Australia's annual celebration of community held in the last week of March every year. It's a great way to meet your neighbours and help create a strong, safe community where people look out for each other.

Reasons to participate

Getting to know your neighbours can provide many benefits, including:

  • meeting like-minded people
  • developing new friendships
  • feeling an increased sense of security
  • being able to ask your neighbour to keep an eye on your home, collect your mail or feed your pet while you're away on holidays.

What you can do

You could simply say g'day to your neighbour and have a chat over the fence, or invite your neighbour for a cup of tea.

If you'd prefer, you could arrange a larger social gathering, like a BBQ, afternoon tea, lunch, street party or a picnic in a local park.

Don't forget to register your event on the Neighbour Day website to receive your free Neighbour Day e-kit, including posters, invitations, calling cards, nametags and other useful items.

Other neighbourhood-friendly activities

Good Neighbour Clean-up Scheme

Do you have neighbours who are over 60 years of age or have a disability? You could be of great service to them by collecting their general waste items which are too large for the general refuse bin, and transporting the waste to a Council resource recovery centre.

Harmony Day - Tuesday 21 March

Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Take a moment to chat to your neighbours about their heritage or invite your local community to an event and ask them to bring a plate of food from a different country. Don’t forget to register your event on the Harmony Day website.

More information

If you need help with a neighbourhood activity or gathering, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to a Community Development Coordinator.

04 April 2017