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Neighbour Day Evaluation Reports

The Neighbour Day campaign has been evaluated for six years. This includes three internal evaluations by Relationships Australia National (2016,2017, 2018); and four external evaluations, one by Swinburne University of Technology (2018 nested study) and three years of evaluations undertaken by the Australian National University (2019, 2020, 2021).

These evaluations have found evidence that being involved in Neighbour Day leads to:

  • Decreases in loneliness
  • Improvement to mental health and wellbeing
  • Respectful relationships between neighbours and communities
  • Sustainable connections between neighbours and communities
  • Improved neighbourhood identification and satisfaction


To be released later this year.


The 2020 ANU Evaluation Report, published in August 2020, reported on surveys of people who intended to take action for Neighbour Day 2020.

A supplementary report was produced in 2021 exploring the enduring changes since 2020, this report can be accessed here.


Cruwys,T., Fong, P., Robinson, S. & Mance, P. (2019) Neighbour Day Evaluation Report 2019. Relationships Australia and The Australian National University.

Accessed here


Long, K. & Lim, M. (2019) Evaluating the impact of Neighbour Day on the community.  Swinburne University of Technology for Relationships Australia.

Accessed here

    Relationships Australia State and Territory websites