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The next Neighbour Day will be held on Sunday 29th March 2015

What is Neighbour Day?




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

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.


Five Principal Aims

Since 2003 there have been five principal aims which have shaped Neighbour Day -

1. Strengthen communities and build better relationships with the people who live around us.

2. Create safer, healthier and more vibrant suburbs and towns.

3. Promote tolerance, respect and understanding.

4. Break down community barriers.

5. Protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.

Neighbour Day ‘Tell us your story’ Competition Winners

Neighbour Day 2014 was a wonderful celebration of community that saw more than 30,000 Australians participate in events around the country.

In recognition of Neighbour Day, Relationships Australia ran a Tell us your story competition, inviting people to share their stories of an extraordinary neighbour.

An overwhelming number of stories were submitted that demonstrated a strong community spirit across Australia.

We selected eight winning stories, all epitomising the spirit and purpose of Neighbour Day.

Relationships Australia is proud to announce that the National Winner of the Tell us your story competition is Kate Morioka from Queensland!

The state winners are Phil from New South Wales, Vesna from Queensland, Gillian from the Northern Territory, Jo from Western Australia, Grace from South Australia, Kelly from Victoria and Geraldine from Tasmania!

Congratulations to all our winners and a big thank you to everyone who participated in both Neighbour Day and our competition. Your involvement greatly assisted in making Neighbour Day 2014 a wonderful celebration of community.

Overall Competition Winner: Kate

Kate’s story

NSW Winner: Phil

Phil’s story

VIC Winner: Kelly

Kelly’s story

WA Winner: Jo

Jo’s story

TAS Winner: Geraldine

Geraldine’s story

QLD Winner: Vesna

Vesna’s story

NT Winner: Gillian

Gillian’s story

SA Winner: Grace

Grace’s story