Homeless Connect | Brisbane City Council

Homeless Connect

Homeless Connect brings together businesses and community groups at a one-day event. They give free services to people experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness. The project has helped more than 16,580 people. This is part of Brisbane City Council's commitment to improve quality of life for all residents. As well as work with local communities to create a safe, prosperous and friendly city. Council held Australia's first Homeless Connect event in November 2006. Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and the Gold Coast hold similar events.

Homeless Connect events provide the following:

  • volunteer medical and allied health care professionals including doctors, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists and massage therapists
  • housing support
  • haircuts by volunteer barbers and hairdressers
  • immunisation delivered by Council's immunisation team
  • personal grooming items such as towels, face washers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant
  • clothing and shoes for adults, children and babies
  • bedding
  • non-perishable food items.

21st Homeless Connect event

Council held the 21st Homeless Connect event on Thursday 28 June 2018. 

Detail Number
Guests
more than 630
Volunteers
more than 640
Meals
more than 1590
Health checks
more than 510 health checks by medical and allied health care professionals
Service providers
more than 3220 visits to 53 service providers
Donations
26 pallets of food and toiletries
30 pallets of clothes
six pallets of shoes

Next event

Council will confirm the date for the next event in the coming months.

You can register your interest to volunteer at future events by visiting the Volunteering Queensland website.

Homeless Connect videos

Watch interviews and testimonials from previous Homeless Connect events.

You can also hear from the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk about his experience with Homeless Connect.

You can watch this video and other videos on Council's YouTube channel.

13 November 2018