Get Involved

This Neighbour Day

Sunday 26 March 2023



How to get involved

The theme for Neighbour Day 2022 is ‘Connecting Communities for 20 years’ and we’re inviting you to help us celebrate this achievement. We are also calling on you to help us build ongoing community connections across Australia to span the next 20 years.

There are many different ways to participate in Neighbour Day, whether it’s big or small – it all contributes to building respectful relationships, sustainable connections and reducing loneliness in our communities.

We have developed a number of free resources, including ideas to help you create sustainable connections with your neighbours and your community.


Resources and information for individuals wanting to celebrate, promote and participate in Neighbour Day.

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If you are looking at celebrating, promoting or participating in Neighbour Day as a workplace, this is the place for you.

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Community organisations

If you’re a community organisation wanting to celebrate, promote or participate in Neighbour Day, check out our information and resources.

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As the backbone of so many communities around Australia, Councils – these resources are for you.

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Tell Us Your Story competition, 2022 winners announced

Our annual Tell Us Your Story competition invites people across Australia to help us celebrate 20 years of connecting communities by sharing their neighbourly stories.

Join in, connect, volunteer

We know from a range of studies that helping others has both community and personal benefits.

Social connection makes us feel better as it helps prevent loneliness and isolation.
Good relationships with others increases general wellbeing and has a wider, positive impact on communities.

The groups listed below provide a variety of opportunities to join in, connect with others and if you’re up for it, to help out by volunteering. Your local council or may also have ideas for you to get involved.

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Offers conservation volunteering projects across the country to connect people and neighbourhoods.


Country Women’s Association of Australia

A women’s group supporting families, especially those living in rural and remote Australia.


Neighbourhood Connect

Helping people across Australia create neighbourhood groups to encourage happier, safer and more connected communities. Because life is better when we belong.


Men’s Shed

Find your local Men’s Shed (or start one!), hang out with a few mates, build a few things, and give back to your community.


Orange Sky Australia

Helping to positively connect our friends in need through free laundry, showers and conversation.



Offers information and tools to help you connect with others.


Sing Australia

Accepts that everyone can sing and welcomes everyone.


Thread Together

Delivers new, good quality clothing and shoes to people in our community who are doing it tough. Volunteering and intern opportunities.


Neighbourhood Watch Australasia

Enabling safer and vibrant communities.


Welcome Dinner Project

Connecting newly arrived Australians over a potluck meal in a local home.


Victoria State Emergency Service

(VICSES) is a volunteer-based emergency service providing essential emergency assistance to thousands of Victorians every year.



CFA is a volunteer and community-based fire emergency services organisation working closely with communities to connect and be prepared for emergencies.


“I try not to take for granted the comfort provided by so many familiar faces, the regular kerbside greetings and spontaneous gatherings that enrich each of our lives in our neighbourhood.”

TUYS 2021 Allan ACT Winner

“I was lonely, not feeling myself and decided to reach out. A small gesture had a huge impact on each of our mental health – and you could see the relief and joy each woman felt as they returned to their homes afterwards with their heads held high, and shoulders less slumped.”

TUYS 2021 Maria VIC Winner