Homeless Connect

Homeless Connect brings together businesses and community groups at a one-day event to give free services to people experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness. The project has helped more than 15,950 people as part of Brisbane City Council's commitment to improve quality of life for all residents and to work with local communities to create a safe, prosperous and friendly city. Council held Australia's first Homeless Connect event in November 2006. Similar events are now held in Perth, Hobart and Adelaide, and on the Gold Coast.

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 and face washers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant
  • clothing for adults, children and babies, including shoes
  • bedding
  • non-perishable food items.

Next event

The next Homeless Connect event will be held from 9am to 2pm on Thursday 28 June 2018.

You can register your interest to volunteer for this event by visiting the Volunteering Queensland website.

Donations

A small donation of toiletries or non-perishable food can make a big difference to someone in need. 

You can donate from Monday 14 May to Friday 15 June 2018 at the following locations:

20th Homeless Connect event

Council's 20th Homeless Connect event was held on Thursday 23 November 2017. 

Detail Number
Guests
More than 580
Volunteers
More than 640
Meals
More than 1300
Health checks
More than 460 health checks by medical and allied health care professionals
Service providers
More than 3000 visits to 51 service providers
Donations
14 pallets of food and toiletries, 17 pallets of clothes and 3 pallets of shoes

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 June 2018