For 30 years, compassionate people like you have been taking part in our Sleepouts to raise awareness and desperately needed funds to help Australians experiencing homelessness.
What started with just a few staff sleeping out in the Sydney CBD quickly spread across the country, as more and more people joined the fight to end homelessness.
This year we’re calling on you once again to join us, because it’s unacceptable that more than 105,000 Australians don’t have a place to call home on any given night.
Homelessness affects people of all ages, and we need people of all ages to work together to end it. That’s why the Mission Australia Sleepout is for everyone – it’s the people’s Sleepout!
When does the Sleepout happen? Whenever you want it to! Homelessness is a problem all year round – summer, autumn, winter, spring – and it’s never too early or too late to play your part in ending it.
Whether your Sleepout is under the stars, in your school or church hall, or on your living room floor, you’ll be making a real and vital difference in the lives of Australians in need.
Thank you for supporting vulnerable Australian children, young people, adults and families through the Mission Australia Sleepout!
How to get involved
Register and choose your date
Recruit your team
Ask for donations
Host your Sleepout
Tell the world about it on social media
Ideas for your Sleepout
Host a movie night
Hold a talent show
Give a gold coin donation
Have a mufti day
Host a games night
For schools, hosting a Sleepout can be a fantastic social responsibility opportunity, while also educating students about homelessness and inspiring them to become a voice for positive change in our society. It can also be a tremendous community builder and a lot of fun, as the students, parents and teachers from Kegworth Public School in Sydney discovered.
More than 100 students and parents slept overnight at the school, but not before participating in a talent quest, watching a film, and running a soup kitchen for dinner. Despite initially setting a fundraising target of $1,000, the school raised an incredible $8,300. The money they raised has gone on to provide vital support to children and families across the country who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.