Neighbours Unite

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Get to know your neighbour

Neighbour Day is an annual celebration in March celebrating connection with our neighbours.  In the City of Rockingham, we love it so much that we have decided that Neighbour Day should be every day!

A good relationship with your neighbours is important because connection with others can transform communities.

A connected community is a safer community and neighbours play a vital role.

Registration as a Neighbours Unite Champion is a simple online process. Once registered you will receive a monthly update with local safety information, ideas and incentives to help you take steps to build a connected community.

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Neighbours Unite is a City initiative that creates neighbourhood connections to encourage safer communities. 

You can become a Neighbours Unite Champion, host a neighbourhood activity and keep up to date with monthly updates from our team.

Sign up for Neighbours Unite

Follow these 3 simple steps to sign up

  1. Sign up to Rock Port
  2. In Rock Port select My Profile. In the 'Please email me' section, tick Neighbours Unite
  3. Receive our monthly updates

Once you are a registered Neighbours Unite Champion, you can apply to host a Neighbours Unite Activity

Neighbours Unite Activity

You can register a neighbourhood activity to be eligible for up to $150 reimbursement for activity costs and receive a free Host Pack. (Terms and conditions apply).

Host your activity anywhere that is safe: at home, your verge or local park and take time to meet your neighbours.

Ideas are only limited by your imagination but could include a:

  • barbecue
  • bake off
  • high tea
  • after-school activity
  • dog walking group
  • games night, and many more
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Hosting a Neighbours Unite Activity:

  • View the terms and conditions below

  • Register your activity with the City three weeks prior to the activity.

  • Host an alcohol-free activity

  • Apply for up to a $150 reimbursement following your activity

See the Neighbours Unite Information Brochure for more information, email neighboursunite@rockingham.wa.gov.au  or call our Community Safety Team on 9528 0333.

Frequently asked questions

Neighbors Unite championsHow can I connect with my neighbours?

  • Introduce yourself
  • Wave or have a chat
  • Invite them for coffee
  • Walk your dogs together
  • Be aware of what is going on in the neighbourhood. Report suspicious behaviour, people or vehicles to police on 131 444
  • Give your neighbours a contact number

What can I do for my neighbours who are on holiday?

  • Collect their mail
  • Take their bins in and out
  • Keep an eye out for activity around their home
  • Water the garden.

Can I become a Neighbourhood Watch volunteer if I am a Neighbours Unite Champion? What's the difference?

Yes.  Both operate to improve neighbourhood connection, however Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is administered through the State Neighbourhood Watch Office in Perth while Neighbours Unite is a City of Rockingham initiative with an informal application process.

What happens when I sign up?

Neighbours Unite champions receive monthly newsletters with current local safety information and details regarding Neighbours Unite initiatives that you can register for. Neighbours Unite merchandise and Community Safety information is available on request.

What if I don’t get along with my neighbour and want to be involved?

Neighbours include people across the road and those in your immediate street block and wider neighbourhood.

What happens if I move house?

Neighbours Unite Champions are contacted via email. Changes of email can be communicated to neighboursunite@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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