The Street by Street Project is spreading around Australia. If you live in the neighbourhoods below, you can contact us to be put in touch with the local Community Connector. Groups are generally small and local and if you live elsewhere, we encourage you to start your own. Please give us a call to have a chat or find out more about getting started.

ttm-logoGroup 30: Nov 2017: Town Team Movement, WA

The Town Team Movement helps town teams to organise, engage and empower their local communities. Town teams are groups of businesses and residents working proactively with their local government create active, resilient and successful places. Find out more at

Group 29: Nov 2017: Austin Avenue Adventurers, McCrae, Vic

Jenny said: “My husband and I distributed invitations to 60 homes in our street inviting everyone to our home. 19 people came with 7 more expressing interest for future events. We mingled and I gave a short ‘presentation’ on the purpose of our get-together and the Street by Street project. Everyone was very enthusiastic and wanted to continue. They all saw it as a very positive move and were keen to instil some community spirit into our neighbourhood. We will have a BYO barbecue dinner here at my home in December for our Christmas Break-up (which got a lot of laughs as we have only had one meeting!!) and will invite a local Travel Agent along to our meeting In January to talk to us about travelling. A few people offered to organise future activities and to host our meetings in their homes on a rotational basis. I think our little group has a very bright future.”

Group 28. Nov 2017: Transition Wyndham, Vic 

transition-wyndhamTransition Wyndham is a network of community members, who are inspired to reimagine and rebuild our world.We offer monthly catch-ups – a space for people to come together and discuss what inspires them, what they would like to see more of and a mechanism to support great community work. We are involved in many different projects, including the Buy Nothing Project, where in Wyndham we have 5 different groups to cater for the whole community. We are also commencing get-togethers for our Buy Not Groups. We would like to be bed fellows with Street by Street initiative. Let’s learn and love life together. And check us out or enquiries Lisa 0433 559 530.


Group 27. Sept 2017: Weston Street by Street Group, ACT 

Our first group in ACT was initiated by Street by Street Project Team member, Clare, who brought her neighbours together in a local park in Weston. Claire said “Lauren from Woden Community Service kindly supported us to kick this off. About 25 people came along. We had a great time while the kids played, and decided to get together in the park every couple months from now on. We’re running into people we now know and connecting up individually as well. I’m glad I bit the bullet to connect with my neighbours.”


Group 26. June 2017: Mitchell Park Neighbours Group, SA

mitchell-park-neighbours-group-mitchell-park-saFor the last 10 years, neighbours in Flinders Court have held barbecues at the end of their cul-de-sac. With support from Junction Australia, people from 52 units in their housing complex are regularly invited to neighbour get togethers.


Group 25. June 2016: Ruskin Park Neighbours Group, Vic

Jane Monk says: “My husband and I started 5 years ago with posting simple invites in the letterboxes in our street – and hey presto we had 20 people rock up to an afternoon tea outside our place.  We have them twice a year – and it has transformed the experience of living in our street.  I feel I am in a community.  What’s more, a couple of years ago, our neighbourhood started to be targeted by developers.

pascoe-ave-street-gathering-sept-2017At one of our street gathering a couple of the neighbours started sharing their concerns. As a result we now have the Ruskin Park Resident’s Action Group (RPRAG) – which is playing a role in harnessing the voice of the neighbourhood to provide some balance in the equation.  We are continuing the street gatherings for everyone – regardless of whether they are involved in RPRAG or not.  I love my neighbourhood – we have such a great group of talented and generous people that I would have have known if we hadn’t started street gatherings 5 years ago.” 

Group 24. May 2017: Nobby Country Morning Tea, Nobby, Queensland

img_0910-jpgPeople meet in the local Hall once a month for a Saturday morning tea and chance to meet the neighbours. They have joined the Street by Street Network.

Group 23. Feb 2017: Broadbeach Boulevard (Hillarys) Neighbours Group, WA

Neighbours in Broadbeach Boulevard get together for drinks and help one another. They have joined the Street by Street Network.

Group 22. Feb 2017: Hillarys Neighbours Group, WA

A casual park picnic was held in Flinders Park on a Sunday afternoon. Although only a handful of people arrived, it was none-the-less a wonderful afternoon. The children had a chance to play together on the playground, whilst the adults chatted over coffee, tea and afternoon snacks.

Group 21. Feb 2017: Sorrento Street by Street Group, WA

Sarah Maidenscreen-shot-2017-02-12-at-9-45-01-pm kicked off the group, with a very successful first gathering of thirty enthusiastic neighbours coming together. It was a fun evening of getting to know each other over a sausage sizzle, cheese and crackers, and some wine. Further events have been planned.

Group 20. Nov 2016: West Footscray Neighbours Group, Vic

Caitlin had just moved to the area and knew nobody so she invited everyone nearby to a picnic in a local park. About 30 people turned up. Lots of people with children!

img_5758Group 19. Nov 2016: Hampton Village Neighbours Group, Vic

The Urchin Bar filled up with neighbours who formed Hampton Village Neighbours Group. Maura stepped up to be a connector and further social activities have been planned.



img_5707Group 18. Nov 2016: Elwood Village People, Vic
Robyn brought her neighbours together and they formed Elwood Village People, the second group in Elwood. They are having get togethers and helping one another – thanks to help from neighbours, a single mother is able to study as they are happy to look after her baby. That sort of support is life changing.


albert-park-launchGroup 17. Oct 2016: Albert Park Street by Street Group, Vic

Albert Park neighbours met over brunch and formed the Albert Park Street by Street Group, with a team of four connectors. They plan to picnic in the local park and meet at cafes, possibly tackling issues like smoking in outdoor cafes and considering how to help the disadvantaged people in their area.


launch-elsterwick-groupGroup 16. Sept 2016: Elsternwick Street by Street Group, Vic

Residents of Elsternwick responded to an invitation to meet at a local cafe. Discovering great neighbours they were keen to connect regularly, thus starting the Elsternwick Street by Street Group.



launch-of-elwood-groupGroup 15. Sept 2016: Elwood Street by Street Group, Vic

Neighbours in Elwood came together over lunch and decided they’d love the opportunity to connect more and develop community. Danielle, Rebecca and Beth offered to be the connectors and the Elwood Street by Street Group was born.


St Kilda Junction Group first gatheringGroup 14. Aug 2016: St Kilda Junction Street by Street Group, Vic

Lyn started the St Kilda Junction Street by Street Group with a gathering at a British Pub. Some had lived in the area for over 30 years without knowing many people. People were interested in getting to know more locals and in helping others.


launch-st-kilda-west-aug-2016Group 13. Aug 2016: St Kilda West Neighbours Group, Vic

Barb and Clare kicked off the St Kilda West Neighbours Group at a cafe overlooking the bay. Neighbours were keen to continue connecting with barbecues, walks and pot luck dinners.


Group 12. July 2016: All Aboard Marooka, Qld

Carolyn and 10 of her neighbours came together to facilitate neighbours connecting. They’ve formed All Aboard Marooka with 200 locals coming to their first event in a local park. They have held regular park events since then, with dancing demonstrations, dog washing, kids activities and swapping things.

acland st & surrounds St Kilda April 2016 first gathering

Group 11. April 2016: Green Knoll Neighbours Group, Vic

29 St Kilda neighbours met up at the popular local Dog’s Bar. This expanded the existing St Kilda neighbours group to a membership of over 100 people, living on The Esplanade, Acland St and surrounding streets. The group is called the Green Knoll Neighbours Group. They have monthly dinners at various local venues. Interests raised included helping one another, gardening, street beautification, theatre and walking together.

Group 10. April 2016: Parsons Reserve Sunshine Neighbours Group, Vic

Jodie and Michelle started Parsons Reserve Sunshine Neighbours Group, kicking off with a Neighbour Day long lunch attended by over 80 people. They have 40 neighbours on their email list and plan to organise regular social gatherings and a book club.

Street by Street April 2016 East Freo

Group 9. April 2016: East Fremantle Neighbours Group, WA

Wendy started a second East Fremantle group in a different corner of the suburb, with a picnic in the park and art activities for the kids. 28 people came along and quarterly community picnics are planned.



Ivanhoe group

Group 8. March 2016: Ivanhoe Street by Street Group, Vic

Trupti and Meg started their Ivanhoe Street by Street group, with a Neighbour Day picnic in the park in March, attended by 11 adults and 5 kids. Everyone brought some food to share and had a great time. They are keen to continue.

Group 7. Dec 2015: Glenelg East Neighbours Group, SA

Julia Henwood’s invitation brought out 20 neighbours in Glenelg East keen to connect and do more together in the new year.

East Freo

Group 6. Sept 2015: East Fremantle Neighbours Group, WA

Wendy Wisniewski in East Fremantle had a successful first gathering with 30 neighbours at the local park and neighbours are keen to come to further events.  The Mayor of East Fremantle, Mr Jim O’Neill, came along and supported the event and there was an abundance of morning tea.


Jonathans group in park

Group 5. Sept 2015: Belgrave Neighbours Group, Vic

Jonathan Rutherford in started with a casual get together with his neighbours at a local cafe in Belgrave. Everyone was enthusiastic about the concept and they found  they had similar interests and ideas about how it could progress. They will have a picnic in a park next.



Irenes st Kilda

Group 4. July 2015: Arrandale Neighbours Group, Vic

Irene Opper, in St Kilda, initiated a morning tea for Neighbour Day, inviting everyone in her apartment building. This started the Arrandale Neighbours Group. Pat agreed to share the role of community connector, and neighbours have been connecting over regular morning teas, barbecues and at local cafes.


Finess St North Adelaide Group

Group 3. March 2015: North Adelaide Neighbours Group, SA

John Baxter and partner Michelle, in North Adelaide, took the first step and contacted 100 neighbours, finding 15 willing to help organise activities and many more happy to come along to picnics and other events. They now have regular movie nights.


Group 2. Dec 2014: Cottesloe Neighbours Group, WA

Jane Figgis, in Cottesloe, gave away books she no longer needed to her neighbours as a way to start informal discussions on the idea of getting to know one another and possibly forming a group.

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Group 1. Dec 2014: Hilton Street by Street Group, WA

Maureen Maher, in Hilton, brought her neighbours together for a clean up of their area (followed by champagne) and a Christmas gathering, informally discussing the idea of becoming a Street by Street Group. Since then they have had a number of social gatherings, clean ups, progressive dinners and a bake-off.


If there is not a group in your area, we invite you to kick one off, with support from us.

See all the information here on starting a group.