Starting your StreetNet

“Ready, set, go…”

1. Join StreetNet

Fill out the form to get started and confirm whether you're happy for us to pass on your contact details to your neighbours. If there's someone on your street that's already on board, we'll put you in touch to help make things a little easier.

  • Check out the Neighbourhood Map
    We're putting together an interactive map, collecting all the favourite local spots from residents in your area and documenting where each of the StreetNets are in Hedland.
  • The “Getting Started” pack
    We’ll send you through a ‘Getting Started Pack’ full of ideas, guides, cards and invitations to help you kick start your StreetNet. Can’t wait till then? Check out the Resources and Ideas section of the website for some downloadable resources.

Get to know your neighbours with an initial get-together

Making that first step to connect with your neighbours can be a little daunting but don’t be shy! Have a look at the ideas below and pick the one that works best for you.

Print out the StreetNet invitation card to invite your neighbours to an initial meet and greet. The gathering could be on your front lawn or verge, a local park or another close community spot that works for your street. Simply fill out the details and drop the invites into your neighbours letter box.


  • Like to connect online? Why not use the StreetNet ‘Get Social Online’ card? Simply set up a group where your street can get in touch with one another, such as a Facebook group or What’sApp chat, write the details on the card and drop it into the letter boxes on your street.
  • Do an old fashioned door-knock! Walk around the street and introduce yourself to any neighbours you see out and about or knock on their doors if they are home to have a chat. Just remember to be courteous of others – you never know if they’ve just done the night shift or have a sleeping baby inside!

3. Stay connected

Keep in touch with your neighbours both in person and online by starting a group on social media. Get to know them, share ideas, offer support where you can and grow the sense of community on your street!

4. Stay active together – Why not host a Street Party, competition or other street activity?

Who doesn’t love a party? Why not throw a street party with your neighbours to have some fun together. Need some help to plan the party or get started? Check out the information here.

And it doesn’t stop there either! Get creative and think of other things your street can do together – it could be a bake off competition, sports game, or garden competition. Check out our  Resources and Ideas for a list of other things you and your neighbours can do together.