Community Projects

Know Your Neighbour

Cartoon image of people at BBQ

The first step to creating friendlier and safer neighbourhoods is getting to know the people in your local area. Know Your Neighbour is about turning strangers into neighbours and streets into neighbourhoods. Hosting a Know Your Neighbour gathering can help everyone put names to faces, discover common interests and handy skills to share. It’s a chance to get connected in your community and make your neighbourhood a friendlier and safer place to live.

Getting started

It’s simple really! Your gathering can be as big or small as you like. It doesn’t need to cost much because you can invite everyone to bring something. People are the key ingredient. It could be a BBQ, drink, a cuppa, picnic or even a cricket match! Host it at your house, in your front yard or at the local park.

  1. Register your gathering by using our online form. You can use the invite template provided, or ask us to send you some printed ones (see contact details below). More resources are available at the bottom of this page to help make your gathering a success.
  2. Invite your neighbours and enjoy getting to know each other at your gathering. Remember to take some photos and let us know how you went.
  3. Spread the word! Encourage others to host their own Know Your Neighbour gathering. More gatherings mean more people are connected in your neighbourhood.

If you have any questions about hosting an gathering or want some more ideas on how to create a stronger, friendlier neighbourhood contact the Community Development team at: or call 9405 5618.

Please note you may need to check with the Facilities Booking Team on 9405 5000 if you are intending to host your gathering at a local park, as larger gatherings may require an event application. The good news is that the Community Development team are here to assist you. 

Online registration form and documents

Register your gathering today by clicking below on the registration form. This will being the online registration process.

Know Your Neighbour registration form

Know Your Neighbour information sheet

Know Your Neighbour invitation

Know Your Neighbour contact sheet

Useful resources

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

Go to for some great tools and ideas to help you connect with your neighbours.

Another way to connect with your neighbours and discover what is happening in your area is to join Nabo the social network for your suburb. Please visit for more information.