Get neighbourly

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We can all work to create and share belonging: for ourselves, for our families and for our neighbours. Focus on inclusion and connection, making others welcome, and building respectful relationships with those around us, every day.

Did you know that Brimbank City Council is a Very Neighbourly Organisation? Being a recognised VNO means we are committed to helping increase respectful relationships across Australia and creating and sharing belonging.

Neighbours Every Day

The Neighbours Every Day campaign from Relationships Australia provides simple, practical tools to create and share belonging each and every day of the year.

Here are 10 reasons to share belonging.

Share your good neighbour story

We want to hear about the wonderful person in your street who shares and creates a sense of belonging.

Do you have a neighbour who always mows your lawn, bakes delicious cakes, checks on others or simply lends an ear to listen?

Give them a shout-out by submitting a short story for potential publication on this news site.

You can upload an article anytime on our news website for consideration, but good neighbour stories submitted during July 2024 will go into a draw for some great prizes:

  • 3-month membership for Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre (BAWC)
  • Class passes for health and craft courses at Brimbank Neighbourhood Houses,
  • Double passes to The Bowery Theatre
  • Sunshine Village Cinema movie tickets
  • Roller skating voucher for 2 people

Download the Neighbour Every Day Competition Terms and Conditions

Submit a good neighbour story

Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration and opportunity to build the inclusive communities you want to live in, one relationship at a time.

You can participate by bringing together the people in your street for a BBQ or a craft activity, inviting someone over for a cup of tea, holding a picnic lunch in a local park or playing a game of street cricket.

Held on the last Sunday in March every year, it’s the perfect day for you to:

  • get to know your neighbours
  • welcome newcomers 
  • reach out to someone you have never spoken to
  • encourage healthy, safe and well-connected local areas

Hold a Neighbour Day event

Plan your event

  • pick an activity, time, and place
  • visit the Neighbours Every Day website to register your event on any day of the year.
  • understand your requirements and find out if you need any permissions or permits

Share the planning workload

Involve your neighbours in the planning of your activity or event and work out what needs to be done, such as:

  • invitations
  • promotion (don’t forget to let us know about your event!)
  • food
  • name tags 
  • equipment
  • activities for kids. 

Get children involved too, they love a party!  

Funding support for your event

You may be able to get financial support for your neighbour day event through our Quick Response Grants program.  For more information and before applying, please read the Brimbank Quick Response Grants For Emerging Community Needs Guidelines [Download] (PDF 2.1MB).

After your event

Let us know how it went.  Email our our Community Strengthening and Social Planning team: or upload a story to the news site.

Tell us about the event and “What is special about your Neighbourhood?” You can include:

  • photos
  • videos 
  • a short story.

Your photos and videos won’t be used publicly without your permission. Download and complete an image consent form and submit one for each person in your photos, along with your story.


Last updated: 27 June 2024 - 2:43pm