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Hosting a Neighbour Day event

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with their neighbours. Neighbours matter (whether near, far, or online), and now, more than ever, is the time to make creative connections and to stay connected.

City of Ryde is encouraging residents to host an event on Neighbour Day, which falls on Sunday 28 March 2021, however, don’t let that stop you being neighbourly every single day.

This could be something simple like a BBQ in your complex or backyard or a picnic in a local park. More information about booking a space or gazebo at one of our many parks can be found here.

You can list this for free on our website - visit our Submit your event page to find out more.

You can also register your event on the Relationships Australia Neighbour Day website.

The Neighbour Day information is provided to help those who are able to participate safely in the more traditional events for Neighbour Day 2021 and/or safely undertake neighbourly actions. To keep everyone safe, keep up-to-date of the current public health advice relating to local restrictions.  

Free resources for hosts

Events resources

Relationships Australia has prepared a range of free resources to help promote events for Neighbour Day. Download and print using the links below:

Invitations

Colouring in sheets

Recipes

A great way to connect with our neighbours is over good food.

Here are some delicious recipes to try and to share with your neighbours on Neighbour Day,  or any other day for that matter!

Julie Goodwin’s Recipes: 
Country Women’s Association of Victoria Recipes:
Vanilla Currant Cookies

125 gm butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
¾ cup castor sugar
2 cups SR flour
¼ cup currants
1 egg
½ cup coconut 

Cream  butter, essence, sugar and egg until light and fluffy.
Stir in sifted flour, coconut and currants.
Form mixture into balls, place on lightly greased tray.
Flatten balls until about 5cm thick, allowing room for spreading.
Bake in moderate oven (180 degrees) for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Cool on trays (for 5 minutes before placing on a cake cooler.)
This recipe is from The Spiral Cookery Book, published by The Country Women’s Association of Victoria  Inc., and produced with permission.

Shortbread slice

375 gm plain flour
250 gm castor sugar
1 tablespoon rice flour or cornflour
250 gm butter 

Melt butter and allow to cool.
Sift all dry ingredients together.
Place mixture in Swiss roll tin and thoroughly mix together, smooth top and mark into pieces, or if desired, prick with a fork and decorate with slivered almonds.
Bake in a moderate oven (180 degrees) until cooked and golden brown.
(Cool for 5 minutes on tray before removing and placing on a cake cooler)

This recipe is from The Spiral Cookery Book, published by The Country Women’s Association of Victoria  Inc., and produced with permission.

Pink iced biscuits

125 gm margarine
90 gm caster sugar
1 egg
250 SR flour

Cream margarine and sugar. Add egg and flour.
Roll out.
Cut into shapes, (hearts are lovely) and bake in a moderate oven.
When cool, ice with plum and raspberry jam.

Ice with pink icing.

This recipe is from The Spiral Cookery Book, published by The Country Women’s Association of Victoria  Inc., and produced with permission.

Belgian lemon tea cake

1 cup SR flour
½ cup castor sugar
60gm butter 
1 egg, beaten 
Filling:
¼ cup lemon juice
½ cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten 
60gm butter, chopped

Rub butter into flour and castor sugar. Add egg.
Press 2/3 of mixture into a greased 17cm shallow tine.
Pour over hot filling.
Crumble small pieces of remaining mixture over the filling.
Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes.

Filling:
Place ingredients into a small pan.
Stir constantly over low heat until mixture boils and thickens.

This recipe is from The Spiral Cookery Book, published by The Country Women’s Association of Victoria  Inc., and produced with permission.

Last updated on 8 March 2021