Say G'day on Bin Day aims to raise awareness about connecting with your neighbours. When neighbours know each other, our communities are safer and stronger.
The campaign will take place across suburbs as part of the My Place My Future Plan and ABCDE Learning sites, distributed to the Northern Suburbs, Kings Meadows and Youngtown.
Put your sticker on your wheelie bin to let your neighbours know you’re ready to connect and say G’day.
Use the resources below and discover more ways to connect with your neighbour and build a stronger community. We want to hear from you, share a selfie, tell us how you connected with your neighbour here.
See these resource on how you can contribute to building a stronger community. Participate on Neighbour Day, join a social group and more.
50 ways to do more good | Australian Red Cross
Neighbour Day | Relationships Australia
Browse Facebook for local "Community" groups such as Launceston Community Group, Dilston Windermere Swan Bay Community, Legana Community Connect, Youngtown and Kings Meadows Community Group - ABCDE Learning Site or just search an interest of yours to see what other groups are in your area.
How to connect with your neighbours on bin day
Next time you take the bins out - say "hello" to your neighbour! Any bin day is a good day to say g'day. Once you have connected there are many ways to help your neighbour:
- bring in their bins
- water their garden if they're away
- keep an eye on their property if they are away
- feed their chooks/look after a pet
- share garden produce (someone always has a lemon tree!)
- give them a tomato plant
- borrow a cup of sugar
- even just a friendly welcome note when someone new moves into the neighbourhood.
Did you know that getting to know your neighbour is a great way to solve potential disturbances?
Your neighbour may not be aware that they are causing you a noise disturbance. An effective solution to your noise problem is to talk to your neighbour.
Effective communication with your neighbour, and explaining to them how their noise disturbs your sleep, relaxation or work can be an effective way to resolve the noise issue.
Dealing with these issues early can help you avoid a dispute.