Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is an annual celebration of community, held on the last Sunday in March each year. Neighbour Day is an opportunity to celebrate your local community and welcome new neighbours to the area.

How can I get involved?

Participating in Neighbour Day is easy and free. Here are some ways to get involved.

  • Go out to say hello to your neighbours
  • Invite a neighbour to your home for a 'cuppa' and a chat
  • Plan a BBQ, picnic in your street or at a park nearby and invite your neighbours
  • Organise a game of street cricket or lawn bowls or organise an afternoon of traditional games – egg and spoon race, sack races etc.
  • Introduce yourself to someone new!

Be creative, there are lots of different ways you can celebrate Neighbour Day. If you get stuck, the Neighbour Day website has heaps of ideas in how you can celebrate the day. Don’t forget to register your event!

How to get involved

In 2018, Neighbour Day’s annual theme is: ‘The importance of a supportive neighbourhood for children and young people.’ The 2018 theme aims to encourage all Australians to create safe and encouraging environments for children and young people.

To Promote Neighbour Day in 2018 Council is hosting an event at Dorothy Roche Reserve, Shepparton. The day will include a free BBQ and skate workshops with the YMCA. Everyone is encouraged to come along and enjoy re-connecting with their neighbourhood. 

  • Date: Sunday 25 March 2018
  • Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Download our booklet

To promote Neighbour Day, Greater Shepparton City Council developed a booklet that was distributed to older residents across the municipality in 2017. The booklet outlines the benefits in getting to know those who live around you, tips on how to reach out to your neighbours and keeping yourself safe. The booklet also outlines information about services available to older residents in Greater Shepparton.

A printable version of this booklet is available for download in PDF format below.