Evaluating the impact of Neighbour Day on the community: Final Report

Katrina M Long, Michelle Lim

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch


Neighbour Day is a grass roots community development program that was founded by Andrew Heslop in 2003. The aim of Neighbour Day is to encourage people to connect with their neighbours and communities.Relationships Australia has operated as the backbone organisation for Neighbour Day since 2014.
This research was commissioned by Relationships Australia National to supplement the existing evaluation with a qualitative account of the lived experience of hosting and attending Neighbour Day.
Twenty-two hosts and four attendees of Neighbour Day 2018, from around Australia, completed a short telephone interview with a researcher from Swinburne University of Technology. The researcher then identified common concepts and themes from these transcribed interviews. Due to the low number of Neighbour Day event attendees interviewed, the findings of the project focus primarily on the host experience of Neighbour Day.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSwinburne University
Commissioning bodyRelationship Australia (National)
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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