Homeless Connect

Homeless Connect brings together businesses and community groups at a one-day event. It provides free services to people experiencing homelessness, or those at risk of homelessness. The project has helped more than 19,870 people and is part of Brisbane City Council's commitment to improve quality of life for all residents. Council held Australia's first Homeless Connect event in November 2006.

This event is run completely by volunteers and relies on donations from schools, businesses and residents of Brisbane.

Homeless Connect events provide the following:

  • volunteer medical and allied health care professionals such as doctors, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists and massage therapists
  • housing support and community support
  • haircuts by volunteer barbers and hairdressers
  • immunisation delivered by Council's immunisation team
  • personal grooming items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant
  • clothing, including shoes
  • non-perishable food items
  • breakfast, lunch and live entertainment.

Next event

The next Homeless Connect event will be held in 2023.

26th Homeless Connect event - previous event

Council held the 26th Homeless Connect event on Thursday 19 May 2022. 

This table provides a summary of details and numbers provided for the homeless connect event held on 19 May 2022
Detail Number
Guests
632
Volunteers
281
Meals
1402
Health checks
272 health consultations by medical and allied health care professionals
Service providers
3208 visits to 55 service providers
Donations
28 pallets of food and toiletries
13 pallets of clothes
5 pallets of shoes

Homeless Connect videos

Watch interviews and testimonials from previous Homeless Connect events below. You can watch these videos and other videos on Council's YouTube channel.

Last updated: 7 June 2022

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