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Homeless Connect

Each & every night more than 100,000 people in our country are sleeping rough


No one plans this life for themselves, nor do they plan on the complex range of issues that led them to this point.

Each year, Brisbane City Council and Volunteering Queensland join forces with some very special volunteers to run Homeless Connect. This important one-day event links people experiencing homelessness with vital services that many of us take for granted.

Homeless guests can access a wealth of services in a one-stop-shop environment including employment, legal, government and other services. Guests can have a haircut, get a health check or learn about housing options.

There is also a donations room where guests will find clothes, canned food, bedding, toiletries and much more. A healthy meal is provided and entertainers will be onsite to make this an enjoyable day for all involved. 

You can help

It has been said the real test of a community is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens. Help us to prove what a great community Brisbane is. Express your interest in volunteering for Homeless Connect.

It doesn’t matter where your skills lie, you can make a big difference by joining the Homeless Connect volunteer team. You can get involved in catering, hosting, helping manage donations or as an entertainer.

We are also looking for professionals who are willing to share their special skills with those less fortunate. Doctors, dental nurses, podiatrists, massage therapists, hairdressers and more will be welcomed.

Volunteers who assisted at past Homeless Connect events found it a rewarding experience, so far we've helped more than 20,000 people to connect with services that would have otherwise been out of reach.

Brisbane City Council held the first Homeless Connect in Australia in November 2006. Similar events are now held in Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.

Registration for Homeless Connect

Registration for Homeless Connect on Thursday 28 November 2019 is open now.

While Homeless Connect positions fill very quickly, there are still plenty of volunteering opportunities available on our website in a range of areas including homelessness. If you would like help to find another suitable volunteering opportunity, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your interests, location and availability.


Announcement from Brisbane City Council

Brisbane City Council wishes to advise that the Homeless Connect event planned for the 14 May 2020 will not be able to go ahead as planned due to the Federal Government’s directive on limiting non-essential mass gatherings to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Council will be looking to hold the event at a date later in the year once advice is received from the Federal Government that gatherings are safe and able to resume.

Council is continuing to support people who are homeless or at risk of homeless via a number of other initiatives

Residents may wish to consider making a donation to one of the following charities.

  • Foodbank Queensland
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Micah Projects Ltd – Home for Good
  • Wesley Mission Queensland
  • Oz Harvest Brisbane
  • Communify Qld

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Council is working closely with Queensland Health and the Federal Government and will continue to be guided by these agencies on all matters of public health.

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For more information, visit or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.

Express your interest

Please fill in the form below to let us know you're interested in helping at Homeless Connect.

Your expression of interest will add you to our Homeless Connect volunteer contact list. We will then notify you of when registrations for the next Homeless Connect open.

Occasionally we will send you invitations for other relevant volunteering opportunities.

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There are many opportunities to help the homeless and other people in need throughout the year.

You can search for positions on our website any time.

If you have any questions about Homeless Connect, please contact our team on (07) 3002 7600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Homeless Connect videos

Watch interviews and testimonials from previous Homeless Connect events.