Getting to know our neighbours is linked to personal growth and a feeling of belonging. It can also increase our mental and physical health and give feeling of support and safety. It’s a great way to come together. Getting to know your neighbours can be as simple as:
starting with a smile or a wave
having a quick chat with a neighbour
offering kind gestures
hosting a get-together.
Neighbours of Logan hopes to promote ways that we can build a more connected and inclusive community together.
Logan’s Biggest Picnic
Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community. The day encourages people to connect with their neighbours.
Usually held on the last weekend in March, we encourage people to host a picnic with their neighbours. The aim is to bring local residents together in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
You can keep up-to-date about Logan’s Biggest Picnic by checking back in here closer to March 2022.
Neighbours of Logan resource kit
You can download the following free resources that have been designed to help you connect with your local community:
If you would prefer to connect online with your neighbours, we have some resources available for you. We’ve provided some ideas and information to help you to create connections and support your neighbours in ways that may not be face-to-face or in-person.
Connect through your local social network (or create one if there isn't one).
Start an over-the-phone movie or book club.
Host virtual happy hours with friends and family.
Bust out some pen and paper to write some old-school letters to people.
Offer supermarket runs or meal delivery to neighbours who might be self-isolating.
Give gift certificates for local businesses.
Donate to food banks.
Meet online with your neighbours for a cuppa and a chat.
You can also download our COVID-19 connection card (PDF 182 KB) to pop into your neighbour’s mailbox. Include your phone number and how you can help, e.g. running errands or a friendly phone call to chat.
More Neighbour Day resources
Neighbour Day is organised yearly by Relationships Australia. Neighbour Day is officially celebrated on the last Sunday in March each year to raise awareness. The purpose of the campaign is to build social connection and provide neighbourly actions throughout the year.