Geelong Community Sleepout

Change starts here


Big changes start small – with just a knock at a door, a nutritious meal, simply being prepared to listen to someone’s story –or with a single night of sleeping out in the cold.

Following the 2020 and 2021 online events in response to the COVID pandemic, we are delighted to return to Geelong on 19 August with an event designed to unite the local community. For one cold night, the Geelong community is invited to connect on a personal level with the issue of homelessness and raise much-needed funds for local people experiencing disadvantage. The money you raise will go towards Vinnies’ local, volunteer-run community services which allow Vinnies to keep a roof over people’s heads, put food on the table and keep the lights on for many people in the Geelong region. 


Local corporate and community groups and teams, concerned individuals, and families and children are invited to come together to not only hear more about the complex issues of homelessness and poverty in the Geelong region, but be part of the change that starts with a single night of sleeping out in the cold. All minors must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian. 

Need more info? Read our FAQs below or get started with our fundraising resources.


When: 19 August 6pm – 20 August 7am
Where: Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, John Hay Courtyard
What: The Vinnies Geelong Community Sleepout is a fundraising event that encourages the community to come together for one night to sleep out with only the bare essentials. The Sleepout raises vital funds and awareness for Victorians experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Vinnies Victoria would like to acknowledge our event sponsor, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus. 


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