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.
If you are looking at celebrating, promoting or participating in Neighbour Day as a workplace, this is the place for you.
If you’re a community organisation wanting to celebrate, promote or participate in Neighbour Day, check out our information and resources.
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 govolunteer.com.au 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.
Helping people across Australia create neighbourhood groups to encourage happier, safer and more connected communities. Because life is better when we belong.
Orange Sky Australia
Helping to positively connect our friends in need through free laundry, showers and conversation.
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.
“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