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 14,700 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.

Next event

Thank you everyone! We have now recruited enough general volunteers and group volunteers for the next event on Wednesday 28 June in Doomben.

We really appreciate the overwhelming response from people wanting to help with Homeless Connect. You can see registrations have been filled in record time.

We’re sorry if you have missed out on helping this time around. Please check back later in the year for when we post details for the next Homeless Connect event.

For more opportunities to help people experiencing homelessness please search our website.

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..


A donation drive is on now and will close on Friday 2 June.

You can donate at the following locations:

  • Council libraries – toiletries
  • Local ward offices – non-perishable food goods.

Homeless Connect videos

Watch interviews and testimonials from previous Homeless Connect events.