Get to know your neighbour

The Get to know your Neighbour program is all about creating safer neighbourhoods by building positive relationships and open communication between neighbours - the result being improved community safety.

If you'd like to get to know your neighbours and improve safety in your neighbourhood, it's easy!

 To be eligible for funding, applications must be made a minimum 10 days prior to the event.

Step 1 - Nominate

Nominate yourself as the host of a 'Get to Know your Neighbour' gathering.

Nominate as a host

Step 2 - Set the date, invite the neighbours

Once we've received your nomination we will send you invitations and RSVP slips so that you can invite the neighbours.

Step 3 - Confirm the event and have fun!

When your RSVPs are in contact us to confirm the event and receive a $100 voucher for catering, plus goody bags of safety information and products for your guests.  We ask that you send us the receipt from your catering purchases.

We will also contact the local police to organise their team to visit your event if they are available.

More information

For more information contact our Community Safety Officer on 9347 6000.

Neighbour Day Sunday 29 March 2020

Neighbour Day is an annual celebration that encourages people to connect with their communities; bringing together the people next door, across the street or on the next farm.

It is the perfect day to say thanks for being a great neighbour, connect with new neighbours, and feel part of your community.

Neighbour Day is held on the last Sunday in March every year.

You can make your Neighbour Day as big or small as you’d like; whether a casual cuppa, a picnic in the park or a message of support; it’s the perfect day to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there when I needed you most.

Visit the Neighbour Day website to register your event and download a FREE kit to help celebrate Neighbour Day.

How to celebrate ideas:

• Host a BBQ with neighbours

• Plan a ‘bring a plate’ street party

• Organise a game of anything on the local oval

• Have a party on your front lawn

• Meet for afternoon tea in the back yard

• Enjoy a neighbourhood picnic in your favourite park

• Or simply have a cup of tea or a chat with a new or old neighbour.

 The community you want starts at your front door!TM