Stay Connected

It is important to stay connected to your neighbours, family and community as it helps you feel safer in your home and neighbourhood. If you are feeling isolated or need help, Council can help you with a link to services by contacting us on 4221 6111 or email

Shellharbour City Council is proud to be recognised as a “very neighbourly organisation” by the Neighbours Every Day Organisation. Neighbours Every Day is Relationships Australia’s social connection campaign promoting the benefits of social connection and building capacity for everyone in Australia to make and maintain respectful relationships. As a ‘Very Neighbourly Organisation’, Shellharbour City Council is proud to uphold and promote the principles of Neighbours Every Day.

Neighbours Every Day aims to empower everyone in Australia to create belonging: for themselves, for their families and for their neighbours. Community members can do this by focusing on inclusion and connection, making others welcome, and by building respectful relationships with those around us.

The Neighbours Every Day campaign provides simple, practical tools to create belonging every day of the year. Visit for more information. 

Be a good neighbour 

Shellharbour’s Neighbour Card can help you share your details with your neighbours and list ways that you can help each other and stay connected. We encourage everyone to look out for each other and reach out to your neighbours if you need help or can offer help.

You can encourage other neighbours to establish respectful relationships by following these 5 simple tips to being neighbourly here

Good Neighbour Awards 

Shellharbour City Council holds the annual Good Neighbour Awards to recognise and celebrate the community members who reach out, support and help care for the people in their neighbourhoods. Shellharbour has been celebrating Good Neighbours since 2001. These awards are celebrated as part of Relationship Australia's National Neighbour Day, which is held on the last Sunday of March each year.

Nominating someone is the perfect way to say thanks for being a great neighbour as well as going in the draw to win great prizes. Thanks to very generous donations from our corporate sponsors, the 2024 awards had over $2,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. 

Categories include:

  • Good Neighbour of the Year
  • Street of the Year 
  • Children's Drawing Competition 

Nominations are currently closed and will be accepted from late 2024. Please email us if you would like to be updated on these awards.

You can read about our past winners here. 

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Local Heroes

View Shellharbour's Local Heroes here!
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Previous Good Neighbour Award Winners

Find out about our previous Good Neighbour Award winners!
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Previous Street of the Year Winners!

Find out about the previous Good Neighbour - Street of the Year winners!
Last updated : Fri 5 Jul 2024