Very Neighbourly Organisations
Neighbours take time to check in with people who might not be doing so well.
Check out R U OK?’s tips on how to start a conversation with your neighbour.
Sing Australia accepts that everyone can sing and it makes no judgement on how well that happens.
It is inclusive and welcoming of everyone, with singing groups meeting weekly across Australia and performing at community events.
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Orange Sky provides a platform for every day Australians to connect through a regular laundry and shower service. The focus is on creating a safe, positive and supportive environment for people who are too often ignored or who feel disconnected from the community. Their volunteers are not social workers or experts on homelessness – they are empathetic listeners and great conversationalists.
A national broadcaster of multicultural and multilingual programming in over 100 languages; SBS has more than 7 million viewers each week in neighbourhoods and communities across Australia.
Read more about SBS here
You can declutter, fundraise, meet a few locals, find treasure and have a whole lotta fun! Get involved!
NHWA facilitates and supports local community groups in achieving safer, connected and more inclusive neighbourhoods. Enquire today.
Thread Together delivers new, good quality clothing and shoes to people in our community who are doing it tough. They help restore dignity and hope for men, women and children who are going through a difficult time by providing the opportunity to choose a complete wardrobe of new clothes, at no cost.
Neighbourhood Connect is a national community organisation and charity which helps people across Australia create neighbourhood groups to encourage happier, safer and more connected communities. Because life is better when we belong.
Nextdoor is the neighbourhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services. Nextdoor’s mission is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighbourhood to rely on.
Playgroup Australia’s vision is creating a village through play – celebrating and connecting all families and caregivers of children from pre-birth to age 5. Together with their member playgroup organisations, Playgroup Australia represents one of Australia’s largest social movements – fostering relationships between over 100,000 playgroup families nationally.
Feros Care is all about enabling bold lives; happier, healthier, more connected. Their major initiative, Be Someone For Someone is pivotal to this, especially focussed on tackling the loneliness epidemic by creating opportunities for everyone in the community to build and enjoy meaningful, lasting connections.
Lendlease is committed to providing places that are welcoming, foster a sense of connection and inspire residents to thrive and invest in their communities. By putting people at the heart of the places they create, they prioritise safety, inclusivity and making people feel like they belong.
Community Justice Centres (NSW)
The NSW Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit provides information, support and referrals; is confidential, and callers remain anonymous. The Helpline believes in the power of community – many older people across NSW are assisted, thanks to concerned neighbours who call the Helpline.
The Queensland Families and Communities Association supports local Neighbourhood and Community Centres across the state, to foster social connections, reduce social isolation and conduct local place-based community development.
Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is a volunteer-based emergency service providing essential emergency assistance to thousands of Victorians every year. To minimise the impact of emergencies when they occur and strengthen the community’s capacity to recover swiftly and safely, VICSES focuses on working with communities and partners in building resilience to achieve more aware, informed and prepared communities.
Whiddon is an award-winning aged care provider who has been caring for older Australians across regional, rural and remote NSW and QLD for more than 70 years. They actively promote and maintain a proud sense of community – wherever they are, everyone matters.
CFA is a volunteer and community-based fire emergency services organisation. They help to protect 3.3 million Victorians, and more than one million homes and properties across the state. They are committed to working closely with communities to help them become stronger, more connected and prepared in the face of an emergency.
The City of Cockburn (WA) creates opportunities for the Cockburn community to get to know their neighbours and build strong, vibrant and connected communities. They Celebrate Cockburn and Neighbour Day each year in creative ways and encourage residents to identify what they love about their city.
The City of Kwinana encourages its community to celebrate their neighbourhoods through their Annual Neighbour Day Funding and Community Event Fund. They work closely with those who live, work and recreate within Kwinana to foster welcoming neighbourhoods that create a sense of community pride and belonging.
Tweed Shire Council looks after people and places. They aim to make a difference so that the Tweed community is even better tomorrow than it is today.
The City of Subiaco is a unique and welcoming destination that celebrates its rich history, while embracing diversity and vitality in our future.
The city is passionate about making stronger and more resilient community and does this through a variety of community programs.
In a world where homelessness and housing crisis exist, Haven; Home, Safe connect people with housing options and integrated supports so that they can find and keep a place to call home.
Inner West Tool Library is a not for profit, 100% volunteer-run community organisation that brings together the idea of sharing as a way to reduce waste, save people money and space, and help build a more connected and resilient community.
One of the most diverse cities in Australia, Liverpool is home to residents of different cultures, histories and experiences.
Liverpool City Council celebrates the City’s rich Aboriginal heritage; and encourages all community members to know, understand and respect their fellow residents.
Not feeling at home yet? Join us at Key Into Australia, a network of multicultural women. They are a supportive community that helps create friendships, find work and navigate the ups and downs of settling in a new neighbourhood.