Neighbourhood BBQ's


Council is celebrating ‘Summer in your Park’ at various locations across the Council area. The BBQs are held on Wednesday nights from 5.30 – 7.00 pm and people in the vicinity of the park are invited to come and enjoy a healthy BBQ dinner, to meet people in your area, take part in the healthy prize raffle and have a general chat about your neighbourhood.

Notification of each BBQ is by letterbox drop around the local area. Look out for your invitation when we visit a park near you!

We always plan to go ahead rain, hail or shine. We will post a note at the park if the plans need to change.

For more information contact Cathie Graham on 8366 9218 or at

Organise Your Own Neighbourhood BBQ 

Neighbourhood BBQ Image for 2016

Over the past few years, Campbelltown Council has been running Neighbourhood BBQ’s during the summer months. We have found that these get togethers are a lot of fun and a great way for people to connect and in some cases reconnect.

What we know from talking to people is that knowing your neighbours can make you feel safer, feel more connected and feel like you belong. You don’t have to be best buddies, but knowing your neighbour’s name and giving a friendly wave and hello is a great start to building good relationships.

Council loves to hear where neighbours and streets really get along and we encourage Neighbourhood BBQ’s as a great way to get to know the people in your street.

'Bundey Street' in Magill organised their own get together. Click here to read their experience.

If you would like to organise a Neighbourhood BBQ for your own street - here are some tips to get you started.

Before the Day
  • Decide on the date and choose a venue – a local park works well or someone’s front yard
  • Decide which neighbours to invite (own street or wider)
  • Draw up a flyer and print it out – or download ours by clicking here.
  • Decide on the best way to invite your neighbours. Doorknocking adds a nice personal touch or you could pop the invitation in their letterbox.
On the Day
  • If everyone brings a dessert or salad to share and then something for the BBQ it makes catering easier
  • Introduce people to each other as soon as they arrive – name tags (sticky labels) are a good idea. People’s first names with street number or street
  • Bring items that will encourage games (cricket set, bocce, soccer/footballs) – Council has a set you can borrow
  • Take some photos to share (with permission).
Want to give it a go?

To make it easier for you – we have a BBQ or two you can borrow.

If you need assistance or want to talk over your ideas, we are happy to help.

To find out more contact Cathie on 8366 9218 email or visit

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