Neighbour Day 2017

Let's get to know our neighbours

Posted Tuesday 07 March 2017

The community you want starts at your front door.

Neighbour Day is in on Sunday 26 March and is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door, across the street or in the neighbourhood for a cuppa and a chat, a BBQ in the backyard, party on the front lawn, or a picnic or game at the local park.

Held every year on the last Sunday in March, it’s the perfect day to say thanks for being a great neighbour or to introduce yourself to new neighbours or neighbours you haven’t met.

The aim is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, of all generations and backgrounds.

Neighbours are important because good relationships with others can positively influence our quality of life, and can and do change communities for the better. Social connection can help prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. It helps make our streets and neighbourhoods safer.

While we have this annual day to celebrate, remember every day provides an opportunity to connect with our neighbours.

Council will be holding a Neighbour Day lunch at Council’s community restaurant at Mosman Square Seniors Centre on Friday 31 March for older residents.

For more information and ideas for celebrating go to www.neighbourday.org and see ‘Connecting Neighbours’ on our website