Being Neighbourly

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Neighbour Day is Sunday 27 March - the theme for Neighbour Day 2022 is 'Connecting Communities for 20 years’.

For 20 years’ Neighbour Day, Australia’s annual celebration of community, has been encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round.

How will you’ll be celebrating Neighbour Day in 2022?

There are many ways to participate in Neighbour Day – whether big or small – every little gesture contributes to building respectful relationships, sustainable connections and helps reduce loneliness in our community.

Want to check in on your neighbour and don’t know how?

Townsville City Council has created a postcard that you can fill out and place in your neighbours letterbox. You might be thinking about how you can help your immediate next door neighbour, an elderly resident that lives across the road or the single parent family that lives on the corner – this is how you can reach out.

Download your postcard FREE (click on the image below) - you could even print a few out for your workplace too.

G'Day Neighbour - Pink  Pink Postcard (PDF) G'Day Neighbour - Yellow Yellow Postcard (PDF)

You can make a positive difference in our community

  • Be kind – think of others, consider your actions, show compassion
  • Reach out – call your neighbours and loved ones
  • Show support – especially to the elderly, vulnerable and isolated
  • Share information – make sure it’s from credible sources

For more information on COVID-19 and how you can keep safe and healthy, visit the Queensland Health website.

How to be a Good Neighbour

Learn the art of building great relationships with those living near you. It only takes a few simple steps to ensure that we are considerate towards our neighbours. In turn, you may be surprised by your neighbours’ appreciation for your kindness!

A great neighbourhood is one that is caring, cohesive, safe, and welcoming. It is also where neighbours are proud of their street and take ownership of the neighbourhood they live in.

Having good neighbours can make a big difference to our lives, and goes a long way to creating a happy, healthy and peaceful environment for all. If we all play our part, we can build lasting friendships and strong communities in our neighbourhoods.

Let’s be Neighbourly Townsville, as a stronger, safer community starts in our own backyard!

Watch the Let's Be Neighbourly video

Note: Please be mindful of social distancing measures at this time.

Here are some hints on how to be a good neighbour:

Managing Neighbour Disputes

The Dispute Resolution Branch was established by the Queensland Government to

provide a free, confidential and impartial mediation service to the community.

The Dispute Resolution Centre provides an alternative way of settling disputes before they get to court. This means savings in time, legal fees and court costs, not just for the individuals involved, but for the whole community.

The Dispute Resolution Centre provides free mediation services available to everyone in the community, to assist in a range of disputes, including conflict between neighbours involving issues such as trees, noise, boundaries and children.

Contact North Queensland Dispute Resolution Centre

Ph: (07) 4417 8141

Fax: (07) 4417 8137

Regional area toll free 1800 809 605


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