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The City 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

  • Submit an Event/Party Registration Form for a chance to receive a $50 supermarket gift card to assist with BBQ/food costs. (Limited number available)
  • 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

Other Ways To Encourage Neighbourliness

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.

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