Michael Clancy

Mayor's Lights Out Sleepout

Mayor's Lights Out Sleepout: Shedding Light on a Worthy Cause

I’m proud to be participating in this impactful event, where we come together as a community to raise awareness and support for a cause that touches so many people, of all ages.

The Mission Australia ‘Mayor's Lights Out Sleepout’ is an annual event that aims to shed light on and raise much-needed funds to combat homelessness. This pressing issue affects so many people at so many different levels. This event provides an opportunity to give back to the community and help those who are experiencing homelessness.

The decision to participate in the ‘Mayor's Lights Out Sleepout’ wasn't a difficult one for me – the mission for Bankstown Sports that we all strive towards each day is to Make a Difference and I feel privileged to be able to contribute in my own way to another important organisation that is doing exactly that.

Please help me in Making a Difference by contributing to this worthy cause – every dollar counts! 

Mayor's Lights Out Sleepout

The City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek is hosting a Mission Australia sleepout at Bankstown Airport to help raise funds and awareness of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

According to the latest census data, homelessness in our City has nearly doubled since 2011, and the main issues which contributed to the increase included a lack of affordable housing, drug and alcohol abuse and a rise in people seeking refuge from domestic and family violence.

The Mayor’s Sleepout, held during the National Homelessness Week (6-12 August 2023) is working together with Mission Australia and Bankstown Airport (Aeria Management Group) to raise much needed funds for vital support services for people and communities in need. 

The Mayor is seeking support from community leaders and business CEOs to join him as we raise funds through Mission Australia.

This event hosted by the Mayor, encourages participants to raise a minimum donation of $500 for each team with a team representative to campout at Bankstown Airport on the night of 11 August 2023, from 7pm - 7am. The event includes dinner, supper and followed by a morning breakfast.

Create a team:

To create a team for your business or organisation on the Mission Australia Mayor’s Lights Out Sleepout, you can create your own team here or contact Council's Events staff events@cbcity.nsw.gov.au to establish the team on your behalf. Once a team has been created you can share your link with family, friends and colleagues to contribute to your $500 target.

Contribute as an individual:

If you are a member of the community and wish to contribute a donation, simply select the 'donate' button on the right. You can also share the campaign page with your networks.

All donations $2 and over are tax deductible and includes a receipt.

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Thank you to my Sponsors


Andy Smith

Good work ledge ✊🏻



Nice work Michael, great cause and charity.


Gable Lo


Ronis Real Estate

Well done Michael


Claire Woodley

Stay Warm


Dylan Lu


Daniel Joannides

Good luck tonight...hope its not too chilly!!


Will Joannides


Rod Dearsley

We’ll done Michael


Bankstown Sports


Emily Brunton


Bella Cini

Good on you Michael!


Patrick Stolzenhein


David Watt

Well done Michael!


Jasmine Tran


Olivia Casson


Chris Villani


Kristy Ng

Awesome work setting a great example.


Michael Simone

Great awareness initiative!


Michael Clancy


Martin Klumpp