Everybody needs good neighbours

With an ever-expanding Brisbane population, it's more important than ever to look out for each other, check in on your neighbours and help build the community you want to live in. By doing so, you might make someone's day and help them feel more connected and welcome in your neighbourhood. You might also make a life-long friend in the process!

Celebrate Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is an annual event created by Relationships Australia to help address loneliness across Australia and build better communities one relationship at a time. 

Celebrate Neighbour Day on Sunday 27 March. It's the perfect opportunity to meet the people in your street and show care for your community.

Read our top tips below on being a good neighbour on Neighbour Day and every day.

Top tips for being a good neighbour

In your street

  • Greet and introduce yourself to neighbours. Just remember to follow Queensland Health's advice when catching up in person.
  • Check-in on vulnerable or elderly residents and offer to help with small household tasks and errands.
  • Consider neighbours before powering up tools or playing loud music. Remember, noise limits apply between 7pm and 7am Monday to Saturday and between 7pm and 8am on Sunday and public holidays for devices such as generators, mowers and chain saws.

In your neighbourhood

  • Collect five pieces of rubbish on your morning walk. Not sure which bin to put them in? Check out our bin items page.
  • Be a responsible pet owner and pick up after your furry family members.
  • Support local businesses to help your community grow. Discover businesses in your area with our free Brisbane app.

In your community

  • Be kind and courteous with everyone.
  • Abide by laws and regulations.
  • Lend a hand – help those in need, if you can.

Related links

For more ways to get involved in Neighbour Day, visit the Neighbour Day website.

Date posted:
Last updated: 24 February 2022
Topics: things to do

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