Streets Alive

Want to get to know your neighbours better? Streets Alive encourages neighbours to meet in their streets, and get to know one another.

Register as a Streets Alive host and nominate your street, or a section of your street for a gathering. Streets Alive activities may take place in a driveway, front garden, or adjacent park.

Streets Alive activities could include:

  • Kids’ play in the street
  • A street garage sale
  • Morning tea or coffee chat
  • Picnic in a local park
  • Verge planting or busy bees
  • A produce swap or big-batch cooking
  • A meal to welcome new neighbours
  • Any activity that gets people outside their front doors and chatting to each other.

Benefits of hosting

The benefits of hosting a Streets Alive activity are:

  • Getting to know your neighbours and making local connections
  • Looking out for each other and feeling safer in your home
  • Contributing to community spirit and a sense of belonging.

Support from the City

The City of South Perth can provide Streets Alive hosts with:

  • Support to organise your event, including blank invitations, information and advice
  • Use of a sports equipment, including bocce, cricket set, badminton and frisbees
  • Event resources including ‘Children Playing’ signage and bunting
  • Reimbursement for approved purchases up to $100 (with receipt) towards your Streets Alive event.

Getting started

  • Talk to your neighbours if you like, and start to plan a Streets Alive activity for your street
  • Aim to include at least four households, but not more than 12 households
  • Keep it local – do not publicise your event beyond your street
  • Streets Alive gatherings are unique because they take place in a public or semi-public space, i.e. in your front garden, not your lounge room
  • If you wish to claim a reimbursement, please contact the City prior to your purchase to determine if it’s an approved cost.


Register for a Streets Alive event in March and go in the draw to win a $100 voucher for Waterford Plaza! See Terms and Conditions for full details.

Streets Alive event

Events Listing


Neighbour Day

Various locations 26 March 2017

Neighbour Day, Australia’s annual celebration of community, is the perfect opportunity to say thanks for being a great neighbour.

Free Kids/Family Outdoor Seniors

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Contact us

For more information, please contact the City of South Perth.