Healthy Tasmania Neighbour Day Challenge 2019

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Neighbour Day 2019 – Loneliness: What neighbours can do to create connections

We invite you to get involved in Neighbour Day on Sunday, 31 March 2019.

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together like-minded people and organisations to grow stronger, well-connected communities.

Check out the Neighbour Day website for ideas and resources to help organise an event in your community.

Your event can be as simple or as wide-reaching as you like!

We strongly recommend partnering with other community organisations.

By hosting or attending an event you’re helping to create social connections that not only make us feel better, but help prevent loneliness, isolation and depression.

The Healthy Tasmania Neighbour Day Challenge
encourages people to reach out and create connections with those around them. 

Contact your council, local government community development officer, library, Neighbourhood House, Child and Family Centre and other service providers as they may also be planning a Neighbour Day event.

Healthy Tasmania Community Challenge

Healthy Tasmania is excited to support Neighbour Day with a community challenge.

The DoH is working with Relationships Australia and Libraries Tasmania to promote Neighbour Day activites around the state.

Get $5 000 or $1000 for your community  

People registering for a Neighbour Day event are invited to enter the Healthy Tasmania Neighbour Day Community Challenge to go in the draw for $5 000 or $1 000 for their community. Search for more details on the Healthy Tasmania website

It’s simple to enter, email us at by 26 March 2019 and tell us in 500 words or less:

  1. About your group and planned Neighbour Day event.
  2. How you would spend $5 000 or $1 000 in your town or neighbourhood to help create connections and address loneliness in your community.

Examples include creating a new group or project in your community that connects people of different ages.

Community projects might include a heritage walk in your town, a community space upgrade, cooking with friends or a community walk.

All entrants will be placed in the draw for $5 000 or $1 000 for their region (North, North West and South). To be announced 31 March 2019, see Terms and Conditions below.

Terms and Conditions


The Healthy Tasmania Neighbour Day Challenge competition is open to Tasmanian residents aged 18 and above.


The promoter is the Tasmanian State Government Department of Health (DoH).


Employees of DoH or anyone else connected in any way with the competition will not be eligible to win a prize.


There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.


Details are via the Healthy Tasmania Facebook Page


The closing date for challenge entries is 26 March 2019.  After this date the no further entries will be permitted.


No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.


The rules of the competition and the prize for winners are as follows:


At the end of the challenge period successful ideas will be chosen at random from eligible emails for the $5 000 or $1 000 value. There is one $5 000 award for each region (North, North West and South) and up to ten $1 000 awards Statewide.


One entry for each idea per community group will be entered into the draw.


It is expected there will be a 12 week follow up provided by prize winners with a story and images provided on how the money was spent based on the original email entry.  You must obtain permission from all people appearing in images used.


Any planned activities will need to be in line with the following national guidelines:

  • Australian Dietary Guidelines and its Summary.
  • Australian Infant Feeding Guidelines.
  • Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines.


Permission must be obtained for the project by relevant authorities or other key partners.


The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.


The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.


The prizes are not transferable and are to be used for the purpose for which they are nominated.


Successful ideas will be chosen at random via a random number generator.


The successful applicants will be notified by email within 10 days of the closing date. If the applicant does not respond to claim the award within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the award from the applicant and pick a replacement idea.


The promoter will arrange with the successful applicants the most appropriate method to receive the money.


The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.


By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.


The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by Tasmanian legislation and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Tasmania.


The successful applicant agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material.


The successful applicant’s name(s) and school and/or community group will be available online on the competition post.


This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to DoH and not to any other party. The information provided will be kept private and not distributed to any third party.