Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.
‘The community you want starts at your front door’
In the outdoors, our neighbours are people we meet on the trail, climbers on the next route or paddlers we meet on the way downstream; Neighbour Day is the perfect opportunity to offer a helping hand, a bit of local knowledge or just a friendly wave!
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 transform 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. And make us all feel better about the world!
2019 Theme: Loneliness
The theme for 2019 is Loneliness – what neighbours can do to create connections
We tend to think of lonely people as old, or single people living alone. But loneliness is experienced by people across the age and social spectrum, including young people, people living with their partners and families, and even people surrounded by others in the workplace. READ MORE