Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is Australia's annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door, across the street or in your neighbourhood.

Since 2011 residents living in the city and North Adelaide have embraced the opportunity to get to know their neighbours on Neighbour Day, holding a variety of gatherings including - garden parties, movie nights, community walks, community barbecues, coffee catchups at a local cafés, shared picnics in local squares, morning teas in apartment common areas, group bike rides and much more, often with support from City of Adelaide to help make it happen.

Neighbour Day 2024 will take place on Sunday 31 March. Recognising that this coincides with the Easter long weekend, which may not suit some hosts, Council will extend our support for neighbourhood gatherings throughout the month of April as well.

Hosting a Neighbour Day gathering - Tips and Ideas

Make every day Neighbour Day

Whilst Neighbour Day provides a great opportunity to focus on getting to know your neighbours you don’t have to wait for Neighbour Day to be neighbourly. 

Here are some ways that you can build connections in your neighbourhood on any day:

  1. Smile, wave and say hello to people in your neighbourhood or introduce yourself in the lift.
  2. Celebrate special event days with your neighbours and organise an event like an Easter egg hunt, carols by candlelight or a visit from Santa.
  3. Offer to look after your neighbour’s pets or pick up their mail while they are away.
  4. Share cuttings or excess produce from your garden.
  5. Spend more time in your front yard or shared common areas in your apartment complex as a simple way to connect with neighbours and those passing by.
  6. Take in your neighbour’s rubbish bin or deliver their newspaper to their front door.
  7. Sweep the footpath in front of their house whilst you are doing your own.
  8. Drop a Christmas card in your neighbour’s letterbox.
  9. If there is a blackout or heatwave, check in on your neighbours who may be more vulnerable and see that they are ok.
  10. Share some home cooking as a welcome to a new neighbour or a friendly gesture to neighbours you already know.

Sign me up!

Registrations to host an event for Neighbour Day 2024 have now closed.

Enjoy the celebrations on Sunday 31 March and throughout April!

More information?

If you have any questions or want to discuss your ideas for Neighbour Day, contact the Community Connections Team: