Connecting residents

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Good neighbours help create great neighbourhoods.

By getting to know your neighbours you are helping to create a community that is inclusive and supports one another in times of need. It also helps to create a sense of belonging and a place where everyone is welcome and feels at home.

Knowing your neighbours is a great way to create safe communities where we look out for each other. We encourage you to get to know your neighbours at any time of year, whether through a phone call, a message of support, by assisting with a grocery drop off or bringing in a neighbour's empty wheelie bin.

Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is an annual celebration that aims to build a strong sense of community and person connections in local neighbourhoods. Neighbour Day is held on the last Sunday in March and is a great opportunity to connect with your community. You can find out more on the Neighbour Day website.

Did you know that everyday can be neighbour day? We encourage you to get to know those in your community by using our Hello Neighbour cards to connect and let your neighbours know that you’re the 'kinda' neighbour who is happy to help.

Why? Because good neighbours help create a kinder Gold Coast.

Download the Hello Neighbour cards template(PDF, 510KB)

My neighbourhood

To discover what’s happening in your neighbourhood visit My neighbourhood. My neighbourhood links residents to:

  • local events and Active & Healthy activities
  • local parks, community centres, libraries, and major sporting venues.

You can even connect with your local Councillor and find your waste collection day – all you need to do is enter your street address.

Get involved in your community

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and make a difference in your community. For more information visit our Get involved volunteering page.

Neighbourhood Watch encourages people to work together to strengthen and connect communities for a safe and secure Queensland. For more information and to join your local group visit the Neighbourhood Watch website.

Community Directory

Have you heard of our Community Directory? It provides an extensive list of local organisations and groups for residents to access.

Community-based groups, organisations or individuals offering services and activities to Gold Coast residents can register and promote services and events free of charge.

Community support

For a range of information, programs, services and support to actively address issues that affect our community and bring people together, visit Supporting our community.