National Neighbour Day, Sunday March 27th 2016 

Are you interested in creating a safer, more friendly and enjoyable neighbourhood?

National Neighbour Day is held in March each year. 

The City of Ballarat is a strong supporter of Neighbour Day and while Ballarat enjoys robust, connected and active communities, there are always opportunities to become more involved.

Hello Card ImageCity of Ballarat supports neighbourhood connections by encouraging the simple concept of “neighbourliness”. The aim is to raise awareness of the issues of isolation, security and the benefits of having connections within our communities.

The City of Ballarat is inviting residents to connect and celebrate with their neighbourhood by holding  a “Meet the neighbourhood” event

  • Use Council's 'Hello card' to introduce your self to your neighbours (available soon from Customer Service)
  • Look out for events at your local Neighbourhood Centre



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We can all create stronger neighbourhoods. You don’t have to buy a ticket or spend money. Here are some ideas:

  • Say "Hello" to a Neighbour with a City of Ballarat Hello Card.
  • Organise a Neighbourhood event – a barbecue, garden party, picnic or afternoon tea in a local park.
  • Go out and say “G’day” to your neighbours and maybe make some new friends!
  • Make a special effort to introduce yourself to older residents on the street and anyone who lives alone. Leave them your mobile or home telephone number for use in an emergency.
  • Help out by collecting mail when neighbours are away and keep an eye on their property.
  • Try car pooling if kids go to the same school or you work/shop in the same area.
  • Get fit, try jogging or walking together.
  • Get together with neighbours who have dogs for walks.
  • Share surpluses of garden produce and have preserving parties.

More about National Neighbour Day:

Founded in 2003 in Melbourne, Neighbour Day has five principal aims –

  • Strengthen communities and build better relationships with the people who live around us.
  • Create safer, healthier and more vibrant suburbs and towns.
  • Promote tolerance, respect and understanding.
  • Break down community barriers.
  • Protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.

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