Want to make your community more connected and resilient, or connect with others doing great work?
Here's a list of initiatives nominated by resilience and community experts that have worked in other parts of Australia which you might like to try replicating in your 'hood.
Choose a category to discover programs and initiatives.
Things like ocean swims, running groups, dance nights, team sport and casual sporting get togethers.
Poetry, painting, pottery, art classes, murals and the like.
Officially planned volunteer days, unofficial neighbourly working bees and regular commitments such as surf life saving clubs.
Landcare, bush and river regeneration, urban greening, cleanups and other get-togethers that focus on improving the local environment.
Culture-focused events that openly celebrate diversity of age and backgrounds, as well as initiatives that seek to connect people who would otherwise rarely meet.
Events, get togethers and programs that get people together around teaching, learning or volunteering a skill.
Dinners, festivals and street based activations that seek to gather people and create connection around enjoying a meal or trying new tastes.
Backyard blitzes, community gardens, permaculture teams and other ideas and initiatives that use growing as the point of connection.
Local groups who gather intermittently or regularly around preparing for flood, fire and other potential disasters and challenges.