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Mosman Connects

Reaching out and making connections in your community can positively change your life and the life of a neighbour, and neighbourhoods as well as individuals. Some studies have shown that community connections can even increase a person’s lifespan. But, some people are unsure of taking the first step.

Mosman has many events at Mosman Events that provide opportunities for meeting other residents and forming connections.

Here are some other suggestions:

Connecting Neighbours

While Neighbour Day is officially recognised on the last Sunday of March each year, every day can be neighbour day!

Mosman is a thriving community due to the residents who give their support and in turn reap the personal rewards of helping others.

You can also contribute in your own way by connecting neighbours.

Notice what’s going on in your neighbourhood. Is someone’s mailbox overflowing? Does someone struggle to put the bins out every week?

Engage with your neighbours and consider organising a neighbourhood get-together or street party.

Initiate conversation. Saying hello is small but meaningful. Chatting to someone new can be intimidating. Make life easier for others by starting the conversation yourself.

Grab a cup of tea or coffee with a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, neighbour or anyone else. It takes less than half an hour to brighten someone’s day.

Help your neighbours. If you see someone struggling with something, offer to give them a hand. It’s a great way to start a relationship with someone in your community.

Bring your computer over! If you have a neighbour who is interested to be computer literate, conduct informal tech-lessons to connect them to the World Wide Web!

Offer to give someone a lift or pick up supplies. Mobility is a problem for a lot of people, and sometimes a quick lift down the road will make all the difference.

Understand that every person’s interests are different, and it may take a little time to find something you have in common.

Remember, there is professional help available for anyone who is struggling with their health and wellbeing. If you are concerned about someone, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Mensline Australia: 1300 789 978
  • Mosman Community Care: 9978 4128
  • In an emergency, please call 000

Connecting You

Connecting with neighbours, family and friends enriches our lives in so many ways.

In connecting with neighbours and our local community, you can:

  • improve your health and happiness. There are proven health benefits.
  • have someone keep an eye on your home or feed your pet if you go away
  • look out for and help each other on a day-to-day basis or when the need arises
  • make new friends!

Mosman provides many opportunities for residents to connect with each other.

Community gardens are a great way to meet people in your area.

Organise a garage sale, and chat to the people who come by. Tell them stories about the things you’re selling – it’s a ready-made conversation starter.

Next time you see a neighbour you don‘t know well, say hi. It might not be much at first, but after a while you might start chatting a little more.

Need an ingredient for a cake? Or a tool for fixing the bathroom window? Instead of buying it, try asking a neighbour if you can borrow theirs. And don‘t hesitate to reciprocate.

Engage with Council. There are fabulous events for people of all ages. Think about volunteering, see an exhibition at the Mosman Art Gallery or visit the Library, Youth or Seniors Centres.

Cook or bake something for a neighbour. You never know when someone might just need a delicious surprise to make their day!

Try one of Mosman’s many clubs and societies. Join a book club or a sporting club. To find something you’re interested in, head to the Community Database

If you are feeling isolated or struggling to cope, try contacting:

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Mensline Australia: 1300 789 978
  • Mosman Community Care: 9978 4128
  • In an emergency, please call 000

Connecting Community Groups

Community groups, and their volunteers, are the backbone of our community.

In recognising the invaluable contribution they make to community life, Council works together with community groups and supports them in various ways, including an annual community grants program; promotion of their activities; organisation of workshops, and support for community-based initiatives to connect them.

Community Groups Workshops

In 2020 and 2019 Council provided ‘Grant Writing’ workshops with Non Profit Training for local community groups and non-profit organisations.

In partnership with North Sydney and Lane Cove Councils, community group workshops are now offered each year on community management issues to groups across the three local government areas. Topics in 2020 included ‘Let’s Talk Disability’ (inclusion); and in 2018/19 ‘Connecting In Our Multicultural World’; ‘Storytelling – A New Way To Market Your Organisation’ and ‘Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation’.

In 2018, 5 community groups workshops were held on community management issues, including ‘Writing for the Web and Social Media’; ‘Grant Seeking and Fundraising’; ‘Demonstrating Social Impact’; ‘Managing Volunteers’ and ‘Pitching and Presenting Your Community Group’.

Future workshops and other capacity building initiatives will be undertaken to support groups and encourage joint communication and collaboration between them and Council. These workshops and initiatives are widely promoted to community groups, and advertised in local media and through community networks.

For more information and to provide your ideas on community group support please contact Council’s Social Planner, Dianne Page on 9978 4125.

Community Groups Resources

Council has created a number of infographic resources to support community groups and supplement learning from recent Community Groups Workshops. Community Groups are encouraged to use these infographics as guides to support their organisational development, with information on the topics of Grant Writing, Presenting, Digital Communication, Online Content Creation, Social Media and Fundraising. Follow the links below to access the infographics:

We welcome your ideas and stories of connecting Mosman. Please email to

Last updated Monday 21 June 2021
Last updated Monday 21 June 2021