Cold night in Wollongong

17 June 2021

Business and community leaders from across the Macarthur, Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands are invited to take a stand against homelessness by spending a winter night outdoors. Sign up to help make a tangible difference to communities across the region by fostering awareness of the issue and raising funds for St Vincent de Paul Society’s frontline meal, accommodation and support services.

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Thursday 17 June 2021

We've all had to adapt this year, and it's created a wonderful opportunity for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to involve leaders from far and wide. That's why the 2021 event will be a unique mix of the traditional sleepout with a way for virtual attendees to join in, too.  

Make sure you look out for our location announcement. We're pretty excited to share it with you, but we've got to wait until the official launch! 

Stay tuned for more details in February 2021!

Who is dominating the leaderboard for the Wollongong CEO Sleepout?

These CEOs have raised the most funds to date in support of Vinnies services across our region.


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See last year's event in action

Read about the experience of one of last year's participants


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.



In 2020 I participated in my tenth Vinnies CEO Sleepout sleeping rough for one night to help others less fortunate. I am honoured to have been a Vinnies CEO Sleepout Ambassador since 2013. I feel it is important to raise awareness of homelessness and funds for Vinnies homeless services as I would like to see homelessness eradicated across Australia.



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