What is Backyard Legend Day?


Backyard Legend Day is a day in the year to lend a helping hand to someone in need. All Australians are encouraged to complete a household chore for a neighbour or someone in their community who can’t perform the job themselves – they may be elderly, sick, injured or a single parent, someone who could really do with a bit of help around the house or yard. This year, Backyard Legend Day is on Sunday, 16 October.

Our Backyard Legend Day Ambassador is Mike Whitney. An Aussie legend himself, Mike is a former Test cricketer and all-round nice guy. Now known for having his face on the tele, Mike is the kind of bloke to get in and lend a helping hand. He’s helping us in the search for Australia’s Backyard Legend and encouraging everyone to get out and help someone in their neighbourhood on Backyard Legend Day.

You never know, Mike just might turn up at your place to mow the lawn on October 16.

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help out a mate, neighbour or someone in their community?

How to get involved


It’s easy to get involved in Backyard Legend Day! Just help out someone in need by knocking on their door on October 16 and offer to do a chore for them. If you’re not sure what to do, here’s a list of some common household chores that could make someone’s day:

  • Mow the lawns
  • Trim the hedges or edges
  • Water or weed the garden
  • Clean the kitchen or bathroom
  • Repair or paint a fence
  • Take the dog for a walk
  • Clean the pool
  • Wash the car
  • Vacuum the house
  • Cook a meal
  • Do the grocery shopping
  • Fix something that’s broken
  • Sweep the driveway
  • Rake and pick up leaves
  • Do the dishes
  • Hang out the washing
  • Take out the garbage bins
  • Clean out the gutters
  • Mow the lawns
  • Trim the hedges or edges
  • Water or weed the garden
  • Clean the kitchen or bathroom
  • Repair or paint a fence
  • Take the dog for a walk
  • Clean the pool
  • Wash the car
  • Vacuum the house
  • Cook a meal
  • Do the grocery shopping
  • Fix something that’s broken
  • Sweep the driveway
  • Rake and pick up leaves
  • Do the dishes
  • Hang out the washing
  • Take out the garbage bins
  • Clean out the gutters

Don’t forget to share your Backyard Legend Day activities and photos with us, using the hashtag #BackyardLegendDay.

Nominate someone and you could both WIN!


We’re looking for Australia’s Backyard Legend. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help out a mate, neighbour or someone in their community? Maybe they’ve mowed their neighbour’s lawn for the last couple of years, or perhaps helped with the grocery shopping or the housework. They might be the person who cares enough to knock on the door to say “G’day” and have a cuppa to make sure that everything’s A-Okay.

If you know someone who fits the bill, nominate them and tell us why they deserve the title of Australia’s Backyard Legend. You’ll both be in the running to win fantastic prizes from Victa. Whoever is named Australia’s Backyard Legend will receive a prize pack including an Ultimate Mower, Trimmer, Blower, Edger and Hedger, valued at $2,970. The person who nominated Australia’s Backyard Legend will also receive some great prizes, valued at over $800. There are also three runners up who will win some great prizes with $10,000 worth of prizes to be won overall.

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Our partners


Backyard Legend Day is proudly supported by Victa.

Victa is an Aussie backyard legend in itself with a history of garden and lawn care spanning 60 years, from humble beginnings in a backyard in Concord NSW where the first Victa lawnmower was created in 1952.

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