Know Your Neighbour
Logan City Council encourages you to say hi and get to know your neighbour. A friendly hello as you put the bins out, or a wave over the fence can help us to create our own strong neighbourhoods by making one connection at a time.
Say hi to your neighbour
Research tells us that people feel happier and safer in a close community and social participation is associated with improved wellbeing for individuals and families.
There are many benefits to getting to know your neighbour, including:
- Meeting like-minded people
- Developing new friendships
- Learning more about our diverse community
- Creating a sense of security for elderly and vulnerable people who may be feeling lonely or socially isolated
- Building a supportive community where you feel comfortable asking someone to keep an eye on your home, collect your mail, or help out in emergencies such a severe weather events.
Together we can create a community that is welcoming, kind and supportive.
Neighbour Day 2018
While anytime is a good time to introduce yourself to your neighbours, Neighbour Day (the last Sunday of March each year) is a great time to either catch up with old neighbours or get to know your new neighbours.
Logan City Council is encouraging residents of Logan to connect with your neighbours this Neighbour Day, Sunday 25 March:
- Have a chat with the people who live next door
- Invite your neighbours to share a cup of tea
- Organise a BBQ in your street or local park
- Participate in one of the Community Centre events during the week of 19-25 March (see below).
Council has prepared a free Hi Neighbour postcard to help you connect with your neighbours. A copy of the postcard is included with the Our Logan magazine (March 2018 edition) and you can download and print more Hi Neighbour postcards (PDF 525 KB).
Neighbour Day 2018 competition
Share your photos and stories of neighbourhood events or connections for your chance to win one of two Fuji Instax Mini 9 Cameras. To enter simply:
- Take a neighbourly photo
- Upload to social media with hashtag #KnowThyNeighbour.
Terms and conditions: You must be a resident of Logan. The competition closes 31 March. The hastag #KnowThyNeighbour must be used in conjunction with the photo. Download the full terms and conditions here (PDF 377 KB).
Some other ideas to break the ice on Neighbour Day
If you're not sure how to go and say hi to your neighbour you can use the following tools to help break the ice:
- Visit the Relationships Australia website to download their toolkits to help you host an event
- Visit the Relationships Australia 50 tips to be more neighbourly webpage.
Register your event on the Neighbour Day website to receive a free Neighbour Day e-kit including posters, invitations, calling cards, name tags and more.
Neighbour Day activities in your neighbourhood
Community Centres across the city will be hosting free Neighbour Day events and activities as part of Logan Neighbours Connect; an initiative supported by the Queensland Government. See a list events are running in your neighbourhood below and to learn how you can participate: