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 held street parties, movie nights, community barbecues, group bike rides and more, often with support from City of Adelaide to make it happen.

Neighbour Day 2023 will take place on Sunday 26 March.

Bringing your neighbourhood together

Do you have an idea to strengthen connections in your neighbourhood? Let The City of Adelaide support you to make it happen!

We can provide:

  • advice and support to get you started.
  • printing of invitations and materials.
  • information on permissions, insurance or permits if required.
  • guidance and assistance with small incidental costs.

In 2022, there were 22 Council supported Neighbour Day events held across the city and North Adelaide with over 400 residents in attendance at these events. Activities included: picnics in the park, partnerships with local cafes for coffee mornings, barbecues on the street and community garden parties.

Read our checklist for creating a program or event for more tips and tricks:

Program and event checklist

Make every day Neighbour Day

Can’t host an event on Neighbour Day this year? Register anyway and we will be in touch to see how we can support your activity another time.

Additionally, here are 10 ways that you can be neighbourly and build local community connections at any time:

  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 have now closed.

Enjoy the celebrations on Sunday 26 March!