How to meet your neighbours at Aurora
Welcome to Aurora – we are so glad to have you join us in our friendly, growing community!
Whether you're moving from another suburb, state or country, feeling like your part of a community and neighbourhood has great pay offs!
Here are a few tips to help you meet your neighbours at Aurora;
Facebook is a great source of local information. Follow the Aurora page for construction updates, community events, new business announcements, newsletters and advice on decorating and gardening. You will find opportunities to join in on community initiatives, linking you in with your neighbours.
Local Facebook groups like Epping North Community , Wollert Community Group and Epping Community are run by the community and populated by posts from the residents themselves. It’s a fantastic way to introduce yourself and ask questions of other people. Finding recommendations for tradies and services in a new area is extremely helpful early on. They also have a great Neighbourhood Watch element -Aurora is a community that looks out for others.
Check out local events and activities
There is always plenty going on around Aurora! From ‘Meet your Neighbour events’, the launch of new sporting clubs, park openings, markets, twilight movie screenings and community and council run events - there is something for everyone!
You'll find that the more events you attend, the more new faces will become old friends and you’ll be one of the locals in no time. Just pop along and introduce yourself - You never know who you might meet!
Keep up to date via the Aurora Facebook and Whittlesea Council website.
Get out and about
The more you are seen out and about, the more people will reach out to you. If you have a dog, take them out for a wander - there's nothing that works better than chatting with a fellow dog owner. If you have kids, even better! Take them to the local park where you'll find other parents and your kids can find new friends.
Aurora has lots of parks, playgrounds, hike and bike trails, picnic grounds, barbecue areas and other amenities for you to use and enjoy. Feel free to have a look at our local park guide to kick off your exploration
Join a club
Joining a group is a good way to combine your interests and meeting new people. As there are plenty of established suburbs surround Aurora, there’s an array of clubs and groups that have been running for some time. If it’s sports or exercise you are after we have compiled a list of some of the clubs nearby. If environmental, cultural or groups of faith, craft or play groups are more your thing, you might also like to take a look at the Whittlesea Council’s directory.
There plenty of groups close to home too! For those with kids try Play n Stay playgroup at Galada or Auskick. You could also join the new Aurora parkrun or Women’s group at Creeds Farm. And more options are sure to sprout up as our new residents move in!
Take a class
Find a local class to join, whether through a community centre or gym. Craft, languages, even Indian dancing can not only teach you new skills but will help you get acquainted with people in your neighbourhood. Here are a few places to start;
Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre is a Neighbourhood House providing a gathering place with a community focus and opportunities for life-long learning, skills development, information sharing, social and recreation activities and community development.
Galada Community Centre offers workshops, exercise classes, playgroups, meeting spaces, community activities and venue hire along with a Kindergarten program and Maternal Child and Health Services.
Edgars Creek Community Centre is currently under construction and will also be coming soon. Keep an eye out for updates