Brisbane and Regional Queensland 2022

Greater Brisbane In Person Event


The Night at Riverstage Brisbane City Botanic Gardens


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Starting at 5:30pm, you’ll arrive and be joined by many special people – who are all looking to make a change to the critical homeless situation that now faces Queenslanders. Every conversation is another opportunity to learn more about poverty and homelessness in Queensland.

 

What happens?

It’s a Sleepout – but you’ll do much more than sleep. 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 electronic devices such as phone and tablets, fully charged to capture the experience
  • Pack an extra power bank if you like
  • A plastic drop sheet to shield your cardboard from the wet grass

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.

 

Pillows of Hope

For the first time this year, we will be offering our participants the chance to purchase Pillows of Hope. The limited number of specially designed pillows will be available for sale at Riverstage - Brisbane City Botanic Gardens on the night.

The original artwork was created by Felix Morgan, who is an artist that participates in the Art Program at Vinnies' Ozanam Learning Centre and reflects his experience of being homeless.

Purchasing a Pillow of Hope for $100, would allow participants to add the funds to their own fundraising page as a self-donation.

Thank you to Tontine Pillows for sponsoring our Pillows of Hope program this year.


Is parking available on-site?

No parking is available on-site. Limited disabled parking is available at the rear of the The Gardens Club, City Botanic Gardens, approximately 50 metres from Riverstage. You can find more transport and visitor information for Riverstage here.

What are my Secure Parking options?

60 Edward Street Car Park - Secure Parking

200 Mary Street Car Park - City Botanic Gardens - Secure Parking

201 Charlotte Street Car Park - Secure Parking

Findex Car Park - Secure Parking

Wintergarden Car Park - Myer Centre - Secure Parking

Southpoint Car Park - Secure Parking

Vulture Street Car Park - Secure Parking

 

How do I get to Riverstage using public transport?

The Council recommends you use public transport to travel to and from Riverstage. The closest public transport options to Riverstage are:

  • South Bank train station - 12 minute (850 metres) walk via the Goodwill Bridge
  • QUT ferry terminal - one minute (280 metres) walk
  • South Bank bus station.


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. Please note that participants must be over 18 years of age.


The health and safety of our volunteers, staff and participants is our first priority. If you have felt unwell in the previous days (sore throat, runny nose, fever, and/or headache), we ask that you do not physically attend the event and instead, tune into the live stream to participate virtually.



Regional Queensland Virtual Event

 

The Night Virtually


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Starting at 7:00pm, 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.

 

Here's the link to the live stream, starting at 7:00pm - http://stream.createlive.pro/qldvinniesceosleepout22

 

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. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and feel connected 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.

 

What to use:

  • Appropriate clothing, a pillow and a sleeping bag.
  • Your electronic devices such as phone and tablets, fully charged to capture your experience sleeping out and to 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.
  • Feel free to pack a thermos with hot water for tea and coffee.



Noosa In Person Event

Noosa Surf Lifesaving Club, Hastings Street, Noosa


Starting at 6.00pm, 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 Queensland.
 
What happens?
It’s a Sleepout – but you’ll do much more than sleep. There will be inspirational stories to listen to from people doing it tough. 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 and a sleeping bag.
  • Your electronic devices such as phone and tablets, fully charged to capture the experience
  • Pack an extra power bank if you like
  • A plastic drop sheet to shield your cardboard from the damp sand

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.
 
Parking
Please park at the car park adjacent to the bus station, opposite Noosa SLC. Please do not park at the surf club car park.
 
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. Please note that participants must be over 18 years of age.
 
 
The health and safety of our volunteers, staff and participants is our first priority. If you have felt unwell in the previous days (sore throat, runny nose, fever, and/or headache), we ask that you do not physically attend the event and instead, tune into the live stream to participate virtually.