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16 February 2016

Neighbour Day, Australia’s annual celebration of community, is coming up again!

Officially Sunday 27th March (although Neighbour Day events can really be any day of the year) – the initiative aims to remove social isolation and get people looking out for one another. It’s the perfect opportunity for people to get to know their neighbours, encourage safe, healthy and resilient communities and welcome newcomers. Relationships Australia became the new home of Neighbour Day in 2014.

Relationships Victoria are encouraging locals to consider what they might be able to do in their own neighbourhood to build stronger communities. This could be anything from a neighbourhood BBQ or picnic, a skill-sharing day, street party or just simply stopping to say hi and introduce yourself to a neighbour you don’t know & encouraging others to do the same. Neighbour Day activities could also be linked to other community events happening around this time such as Harmony Day and Cultural Diversity week. The number one goal is to keep it simple and remember, it doesn’t have to be held on 27th March, it can be anytime.

If you’d like to organise something, they are encouraging community members to register their event on the website below and use social media as an opportunity to encourage others to get involved in neighbourly activities.

Some more info is attached and you can check out the website for info and free resources: http://www.neighbourday.org/.

For further information contact Cara Doherty, Community Liaison Officer at the Relationships Victoria at cdoherty@melbournefrc.org.au

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