Tell us what “neighbour” means to you, and go into the draw to win one of twenty double passes to this summer’s feel good movie
“A Man Called Otto”


Our friends at Sony have provided us with 20 double passes as prizes to see a terrific new very neighbourly movie. We’ve taken this opportunity to invite you to tell us what ‘neighbour’ means to you.
This competition has now closed. Winners have been notified.
‘A Man Called Otto’ is the comical and moving new film that tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower who feels he has lost is purpose, but finds his life turned around thanks to an unlikely friendship with a new neighbour.
‘A Man Called Otto’ is in cinemas on New Year’s Day.
Watch the trailer here!

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Neighbours Every Day

Neighbours Every Day (NED) is Relationships Australia’s social connection campaign promoting the benefits of social connection and building capacity for all to make and maintain respectful relationships.

Over 20 years, Neighbour Day (our annual call to action day) has progressed from a reminder to connect with elderly neighbours to a celebration of respectful relationships and strong communities.

During the COVID pandemic, the need for each of us to have strong social support networks has never been more apparent. So too, has been the strength and resilience we draw from others when we “belong”.

During this time, we saw a reframing of the concept of “who” is a neighbour: from traditional concepts of the people “next door”, through to a much broader community of people with shared interests. These are the people from whom we each draw our much-needed support and inspiration. These people can be in our community, online, or even overseas. It is not about physical locality, but rather the creating a sense of community wherever that may be.

The Neighbours Every Day campaign provides simple, practical tools to create belonging, each and every day of the year.

Competition Rules

  1. Entries must be a maximum of 25 words, or less. Entries which exceed this limit will not go into the draw to win a movie ticket double pass.
  2. Wording must be a description of “what ‘neighbour’ means to you.” Only respectful descriptions will go into the draw for a prize.
  3. Entries open Thursday 8 December, 2022 and close at 12MN on Sunday 18 December 2022.  
  4. Entry to this competition is open to people 18 years and over, currently residing in Australia.
  5. Entries must be the original words of the participant.
  6. Entries must contain the entrant’s name, email, and phone contact details.
    Relationships Australia will delete these contact details once the competition has been completed.
  7. All entries must be submitted via the Neighbours Every Day website.
  8. In submitting an entry to the competition, entrants grant Relationships Australia – as the home of Neighbours Every Day – the right to publish the entrant’s words about what ‘neighbour’ means to you, on the Neighbours Every Day website, associated social media accounts and other publishing or broadcast mediums, at its discretion.
  9. Winners will be chosen by an online random selection app and no correspondence regarding the outcome will be entered into.
  10. Double passes are available for use at participating cinemas where the film is being screened, subject to any restrictions imposed by the respective cinemas (including any time periods where complementary tickets are not able to be used).
  11. The movie is yet to be classified. Check the classification before attending.
  12. This competition is not open to Relationships Australia staff, nor their immediate families.

Important notice for winners:

  • Competition winners will be contacted by Relationships Australia via email on Monday 19 December 2022.
  • Winners will be requested to provide their postal address for the double pass to be posted.
  • To claim their prize and ensure delivery as soon as possible, winners will have until 9am Wednesday 21 December to respond to that email.
  • Relationships Australia is unable to follow up with winners should you not respond in time with your postal address.


“I try not to take for granted the comfort provided by so many familiar faces, the regular kerbside greetings and spontaneous gatherings that enrich each of our lives in our neighbourhood.”

TUYS 2021 Allan ACT Winner

“I was lonely, not feeling myself and decided to reach out. A small gesture had a huge impact on each of our mental health – and you could see the relief and joy each woman felt as they returned to their homes afterwards with their heads held high, and shoulders less slumped.”

TUYS 2021 Maria VIC Winner