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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:

  1. Take a neighbourly photo
  2. 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:

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:


Loganlea Community Centre

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Arts and Crafts; Community; Cultural

Cultural Gathering

Friday, 23rd Mar 2018 10:00am-2:00pm

Residents are invited to come together to learn about different cultures and share stories and customs from their own culture. Some of the activities offered throughout the day will include heritage conversations, cooking classes, art and craft displays and music and dance demonstrations.

Bethania Community Centre

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Community; Entertainment; Cultural

Bethania Neighbour Day

Saturday, 24th Mar 2018 10:00am-2:00pm

Residents are encouraged to join Bethania Community Centre to celebrate Neighbour Day. You will be welcomed by a traditional dance before participating in a cooking demonstration preparing Tongan and Samoan dishes. Everyone will then be invited to sit down to enjoy the meal together.

Eagleby Community Centre

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Arts and Crafts; Community; Entertainment; Cultural

Eagleby Neighbours – Meet and Greet

Saturday, 24th Mar 2018 3:00pm-6:00pm

Eagleby Community Centre invites you to participate in a meet and greet to learn about Maori and Aboriginal cultures. You can participate in Poi making workshops, weaving workshops, live entertainment and games for children. The afternoon will include a meal for the everyone to enjoy.

Crestmead Community Centre

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Community; Entertainment; Cultural

We are all neighbours, We are all community

Sunday, 25th Mar 2018 3:00pm-6:00pm

Crestmead Community Centre are hosting a multicultural community event. Some activities on offer will include local cultural foods to taste, participating in a fingerprint flag art project and cultural dances.