Challenging night in
Western Australia 2023

Western Australia In Person Event


The Night at Optus Stadium (Sports Lounge)


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Starting at 6:00pm, 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 West Australians. Every conversation is another opportunity to learn more about homelessness and Vinnies services here in WA.

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 (and join the livestream!).

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

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 will be water, tea and coffee available.


Is parking available on-site?

Yes - Free public parking is available at the Stadium (Please ignore the four-hour parking limit in the carpark, Optus have given all participants/staff/volunteers permission to park overnight)

  • Parking is in Marlee Loop carpark accessed via Victoria Park Drive and the Bus Station and Camfield car parks accessed via Roger Mackay Drive or Camfield Drive.
  • Enter the venue using Gate D and follow the volunteers and signs up to the event location

 

Pillows of Hope

For the first time this year, we will be offering our participants the chance to purchase a limited edition pillow from our Pillows of Hope program, generously sponsored by Tontine Pillows.

Hillary Monckton is one of our very talented participants from Vinnies OLC Art Program in NSW who has created the incredible artwork for this year’s Pillows of Hope. Hillary’s artwork shows the isolation, terror and alienation that a homeless person can experience in the cycle of a day. Illustrating a day that is filled with hopelessness, the morning sky turns into night and the scene is dominated by an oppressive moon. The central figure of the piece has previously experienced homelessness herself and survived. She looks out to the world, seemingly searching for a solution to homelessness.

The limited number of specially designed pillows will be available for sale at Optus Stadium on the night of the CEO Sleepout, or you can pre-purchase your pillow by emailing your local coordinator jasmine.broomfield@svdpwa.org.au

By purchasing a Pillow of Hope for $100, this allows participants to add the funds to their own fundraising page as a self-donation.

Please Note:

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is for registered participants only. We do not allow entry to friends, family (including children), non-participating 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.



Western Australia Virtual Event

 

The Night Virtually


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Starting at 7:45pm, 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 7:45pm - rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2

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. We also encourage you to join the conversation online using #CEOSLEEPOUTAU and tagging us @ceosleepout

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.