Bandiana Neighbourhood House uses the Australia Day holiday as a way to bring community together. Their annual family picnic brings together old and new families from the defence community, enabling them to meet, create connections and commence the new year on a positive note.
Bandi House manager, Karen Ramsay, explained, "the picnic is promoted as a social get together with lots of activities for the kids. However, it really is about giving families the opportunity to meet each other in a supported environment. There are often families moving in, moving on and those who are staying. This event brings them together and enables relationships to commence."