What is Neighbour Day?

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door, across the street or on the next farm for a beer, a barbie or just a cuppa.

Held on the last Sunday in March every year, it’s the perfect day to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there when I needed you most.

The actual meaning of Neighbour Day is so much more …

The principal aim of Neighbour Day is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable.

Neighbours are important because good relationships with others can and do change communities. Social connection also makes us feel better as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression.

Neighbour Day brings together like-minded people, resources, and organisations to grow stronger, well connected communities.

Working with neighbourhoods across Australia we aim to grow this ethos beyond a single day – to every day of the year.

Responsibility for Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day, was assumed by Relationships Australia from 1st January 2014.


‘my neighbours, my neighbourhood’ Photography Competition winners

Congratulations to Julia for the ‘my neighbours’ category and Will for the ‘my neighbourhood’ category.


Why register?

By registering for Neighbour Day you are putting up your hand to show that you (and your neighbours) want to be a part of something bigger.

By that we mean connected, healthy and resilient neighbourhoods.

When you register you can access our FREE e-kit with resources to help make participation easy.

Registration also tells us where and how many people have caught the neighbourly bug.

We’d love you to share your stories about great neighbours and neighbourhoods to encourage others to get involved.

Thanks in advance for registering and note that we don’t share your information with anyone.

Should you not wish to register, please email information@neighbourday.org , request the links to the Neighbour Day Ekits and we will send them to you.


For those registering activities or events you go into the national draw to win one of twenty $100 supermarket vouchers,
as well as some other very neighbourly gifts!