What is Neighbour Day?
Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.
Whether through a cuppa, a picnic in the park, or a message of support; Neighbour Day is the perfect opportunity to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there to lend a hand.
“I had always wanted to have a caring, connected neighbourhood but didn’t really know where to start. Neighbour Day gave me ideas, tools and an excuse to get on with it. Many people say they have been meaning to get to know their neighbours, but just don’t get around to it. Neighbour Day provides a time frame and and support to do just that.” Neighbour Day host
Neighbour Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in March every year with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round. Every day can be neighbour day.
The annual theme for Neighbour Day 2018 was: The importance of a supportive neighbourhood for children and young people.
In 2019, Neighbour Day falls on Sunday 31 March.
We will be looking to encourage every neighbour to identify people near them who may be vulnerable and lonely and to engage with them.
The principal aim of Neighbour Day is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable. Neighbours are important because good relationships with others can transform communities. Social connection also makes us feel better as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Neighbour Day brings together like-minded people, resources, and organisations to grow stronger, well connected communities. And make us all feel better about the world!
Responsibility for Australia’s Neighbour Day belongs to every person, in every community. We want to work with individuals, families, neighbourhoods, communities and organisations to help grow Neighbour Day, so that we can all live in communities that are welcoming, kind and supportive. More…
Neighbour Day is managed by Relationships Australia.
We encourage everyone organising a Neighbour Day event, or planning on doing something neighbourly, to register your action.
NOTE : Registration for Neighbour Day 2019 opens soon and Ekits will be available by mid-September 2018.
By registering you are putting up your hand to show that you and your neighbours want to create a stronger community.
It takes less than 30 seconds to register with our online form!
By registering, you:
- Get access to our FREE resource e-kit to help make organising your event easy
- Help us to see where and how many people have caught the Neighbour Day bug
- Keep up to date on neighbourly news and ideas
If you prefer not to register your support, you can still access the Neighbour Day resource e-kit.