Being Neighbourly

Celebrate Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door, across the street or on the next farm for a beer, a ‘barbie’ or just a ‘cuppa’. Held on the last Sunday in March every year, it’s the perfect day to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there when I needed you most.

Neighbour Day is Australia's annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood, and is a great opportunity to say thanks for being a great neighbour.

The theme for Neighbour Day 2019 is 'Loneliness: what neighbours can do to create connections'

Entries are now closed for the 2019 Neighbour Day competition!

Win $200 to put towards an event for you and your neighbours. It can be as big or small as you’d like. You can organise an event on your own or work with a group of neighbours, or host an event for your street.

Reflect and share after the recent flood event with new found friendships.

The 2019 Neighbour Day competition winners are:

  • Anderson, Elizabeth
  • Barr, Leigh
  • Blackie, Rebecca
  • Broad, Jordan
  • Burgess, Jade
  • Croft, Janelle
  • Crowe, Sandra
  • Downs, Jacqui
  • Doyle, Adrian
  • Draper, Meagan
  • Driver, Janet
  • Dunbar, Vanessa
  • Fairleigh, Alison
  • Figg, Narelle
  • Fisher, Kerry
  • Gallagher, Yvonne
  • Goldsworthy, Belinda
  • Gornalle, Margarita
  • Griffiths, Helen
  • Harper, Kristy-Lee
  • Hynes, Nicole
  • Kern, Cliff
  • Kossendey, Trish
  • Lacaze, Jessica
  • Landy, Cameron
  • Marhin, Maggie
  • McGregor, Roslyn
  • McMillan, Stacey
  • McRobie, Debbie
  • Neary, Margaret
  • Nordine, Leisel
  • Pemberton, Kate
  • Perkins, Renee
  • Robertson, Alexandra
  • Rodis, Emily
  • Rossetto-Vane, Anna
  • Rushton, Peta
  • Salmon, Sarah
  • Salvador, Alex
  • Speakman, Barb
  • Stacy, Cheryl
  • Stutley, Rayleen
  • Thomas, Merilyn
  • Warren, Chemille
  • Wuersching, Megan

If you are a Neighbour Day winner and would like further information, please contact us on 13 48 10.

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

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: 4760 9866

Fax: 4760 9850

Regional area toll free 1800 809 605


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