2018 neighbour day, Sunday 25 march

The theme for 2018 Neighbour Day is: 'The importance of a supportive neighbourhood for children and young people.'

What is Neighbour Day?

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.

The theme for 2018 Neighbour Day is: 'The importance of a supportive neighbourhood for children and young people.' Whether through a cuppa, a picnic in the park, or a message of support; Neighbour Day is the perfect opportunity to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there to lend a hand.


In 2018, Neighbour Day falls on Sunday 25 March. Neighbour Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in March every year with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round. Every day can be neighbour day!

Alternatively, you may also look at the list of events being compiled on the Neighbour Day website.


The principal aim of Neighbour Day is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable. Neighbours are important because good relationships with others can transform communities. Social connection also makes us feel better as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Neighbour Day brings together like-minded people, resources, and organizations to grow stronger, well connected communities. And make us all feel better about the world!


Responsibility for Neighbour Day belongs to every person, in every community.

Great neighbours create safe and welcoming communities for families with children and young people.

Here are some ways you can connect with your neighbours this Neighbour Day (or any day):


Offer to exchange contact details in case of an emergency.

If you feel comfortable, let you neighbours know they can call you if they need help.

Get to know the interests of your neighbours

What do they enjoy doing or what would they like to do?

Link people you know that may appreciate each other's company in your street, or in your neighbourhood.

Connecting to one another lessens social isolation and creates a greater sense of community.

Ask your neighbours how long they have lived in the area.

Most would love to tell you the history of the suburb or street!

Try carpooling or walking together if your children go to the same school.

Expanding your friend group is a bonus for grandparents, parents and children alike.

Registering your Neighbour Day event

We encourage everyone organising a Neighbour Day event, or planning on doing something neighbourly, to register your action.

By registering you are putting up your hand to show that you and your neighbours want to create a stronger community.

It takes less than 30 seconds to register with our new online form!

By registering, you:

  • Get access our FREE resource e-kit  to help make organising your event easy
  • Help us to see where and how many people have caught the Neighbour Day bug
  • Keep up to date on neighbourly news and ideas.
  • Go into the draw* to win 1 of 10 $100 supermarket vouchers. * Phone contact number required.

If you prefer not to register your support, you can still access the Neighbour Day resource e-kit or Neighbour Day colouring page