New South Wales 2023

The Physical Events

Sydney: White Bay Cruise Terminal - 2041 James Craig Road, Rozelle NSW 2039

Wollongong: A Vinnies Service near you – exact location to be advised closer to the event date on 22 June 2023

Newcastle: A Vinnies Service near you – exact location to be advised closer to the event date on 22 June 2023

 

What time does it start?

Starting at 5:00pm, you’ll arrive and be joined by many special people – people who've lived through the harsh realities of homelessness and poverty, as well as volunteers and support staff. Every conversation is another opportunity to learn more about poverty and homelessness in Australia.

 

What happens?

It’s a Sleepout – but you’ll do much more than sleep. There are a bunch of talks to listen to and be part of. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and make powerful connections with others who share the same desire for change.

 

While you can plan to dress warm and use your best sleeping bag, there’s no way to truly prepare for an evening like this. Just know there’s plenty of support on hand and a wonderful community of leaders ready to experience this with you. And if you feel unwell, we ask that you remain at home.

 

What to bring:

  • Appropriate clothing, a pillow and a sleeping bag.
  • Your phone, tablet and camera (fully charged) to capture the experience and complete your COVID check in.

 

What not to bring:

  • Luxury bedding, blow-up mattress, yoga mat or any other camping materials.
  • Your own food – you'll be served a basic dinner and brekky.
  • There’s water, tea and coffee available.

 

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is for registered participants only. We do not allow entry to friends, family (including children), colleagues, or your pets. Alcohol is strictly off limits.


Our COVID Safe Plan

With official restrictions in NSW now eased, we encourage all of our guests to transfer their registration to virtual participation if they have:

a) Tested positive to COVID and are still in their mandatory isolation period

b) Experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms on the day of the event

This can be done by emailing nsw@ceosleepout.org.au

We also ask, for those attending one of our venues, that you socially distance where possible to ensure everyone's safety.

Complimentary PPE items will be provided for you in your CEO Registration Bags, but please bring your own face mask, hand sanitizer etc as a way of maintaining your own personal safety and hygiene.

Any questions? Please contact our team via nsw@ceosleepout.org.au 



The Virtual Event
 

In your car, backyard or on your couch


What time does it start?

Starting at 6:00pm, you’ll log onto the livestream and join us virtually from your sleeping location in either your car, your backyard or on your couch.

 

You will hear the stories of those who’ve lived through the harsh realities of homelessness and poverty, as well as volunteers and support staff. Every conversation listened to is another opportunity to learn more about poverty and homelessness in Australia.

 

What happens?

It’s a Sleepout – but you’ll do much more than sleep. There are a bunch of talks to listen to virtually from Aussies doing it tough.

 

While you can plan to dress warm and use your best sleeping bag, there’s no way to truly prepare for an evening like this. Just know there’s plenty of support on hand and a wonderful community of leaders ready to experience this with you.

 

What to use:

  • Appropriate clothing, a pillow and a sleeping bag.
  • Your phone, tablet and camera to capture the experience and join the livestream.

 

What not to use:

  • Luxury bedding, blow-up mattress, yoga mat or any other camping materials.
  • Fancy food – serve yourself a basic dinner and brekky.
  • You can also have water, tea and coffee.