Neighbourhood Street Gatherings

Street gatherings

A Neighbourhood Street Gathering is a great way to get to know your neighbours and build community spirit. The information on this page will provide you with details on what’s involved in hosting your street gathering and how to get started.

What do I need to host a Neighbourhood Street Gathering?

  • A key resident (or residents) to be the driving force behind the gathering
  • Time to organise the street gathering (you will need to advise council of your event date three months in advance to allow time to gain appropriate approvals)
  • Support from your neighbours
  • A street that is able to be closed for a short period of time
    • A small collector or local street (less than 1000 vehicles per day)
    • Does not have a bus route on it
    • No intersections or roundabouts in the closed area
    • An easy, alternative route can be provided
    • No road/footpath works are scheduled at time of event.
  • Residents from your street that be the designated event marshal for the event (approx.4 people).

How much does it cost?

There are no fees charged by council to host a Neighbourhood Street Gathering.

What do I need to consider when planning the event?

Your event needs to:

  • Be no more than four hours long
  • Be held during daylight hours
  • Be open to local street residents only
  • Not include the sale of alcohol or other forms of trading
  • Always remain accessible to emergency vehicles (no large structures set up on the street)

What support will I receive from council?

The City of Onkaparinga supports Neighbourhood Street Gatherings as a way to build community spirit. We will support you by:

  • Assigning a dedicate community connections officer who will act as your main contact within council and support you every step of the way in planning your event
  • Providing you and your event with appropriate Public Liability Insurance
  • Waiving permit fees and advertising costs
  • Facilitating the road closure process by developing a Traffic Management Plan, notifying and seeking relevant approvals from SAPOL, Advertising the road closure and supplying road closure signage.
  • Coordinating training for your event marshals.



A residents guide to organising a Neighbourhood Street Gathering(PDF, 608KB)

Street Gathering Event Application form(PDF, 505KB)


For more information please contact Chris Martin, Community Connections Coordinator, on 0466954780 or email


See our YouTube clip to learn more about neighbourhood street gatherings