18 June 2020

In its 15th year, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is faced with a great challenge shared by so many people across the globe. COVID-19 has meant that all of us have had to adjust the way we do things – the way we do business, the way we socialise and the way we help others. 

This year the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is transforming into an interactive online event. Continue reading the full statement.

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Raised so far


Our goal


Help break the cycle of homelessness

Everyone deserves a safe place to call home. That’s why Vinnies is raising money to provide people experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness with vital access to food and accommodation. We also provide education, counselling, employment and health services to help people overcome poverty in the long term.

Given the uncertainty of the times and the impact of COVID-19, we originally aimed to raise $2.4million for the 2020 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. However, given the hard work of our participants and the extraordinary generosity of their supporters, we have already exceeded our expectations in 2020.

We are now hoping to raise even more critical funds for people who need our help. We are so grateful for the amazing result we have already achieved – but we hope that together we can aspire to reach a stretch goal of $5 million.

Support Australians who are doing it tough by donating to the Vinnies CEO Sleepout today.

In 2019, participants raised $7.9 million and made a huge impact. That’s:

Individual support programs

Individual support programs

Individual support programs

Financial & budgeting support



Individual support programs

Night Vans



Individual support programs

Mental Health Support

How it works

Check your eligibility

Ensure you meet the criteria to participate.

Sign up

Register as an individual or team and set your goal. 

Raise funds

Reach out to your network and find supporters.

Sleep out

Experience the event and learn more about homelessness.

Find a CEO or a team

Search for friends or colleagues who are
participating in the CEO Sleepout.

Top Fundraisers

See which CEOs are currently leading the movement against homelessness in Australia. You can also view a list of all participants and see how they're tracking.


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Read the real story

Discover real stories from people who have experienced homelessness, as well as those fighting to end it.*

*Names and images are changed to
protect these courageous people's privacy.


Mathew Kratiuk braved the Vinnies CEO Sleepout and shared his own experience of homelessness. Mathew experienced what he describes as “the perfect family” until his parents separated when he was 12….he eventually ended up alone on the street.



Catherine has faced challenge after challenge in her life. As a single mother who escaped domestic violence, Catherine has raised three daughters on her own, and in recent years family illness and financial hardship have left Catherine struggling to get by.



Joe was experiencing homelessness and was a heavy user of methamphetamines. He wanted to turn his life around, and sought out Vinnies to assist him with accessing detox and rehabilitation programs for his drug addiction.


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