What is Night Patrol?
Night Patrol has been operating in the Canberra region since August 2001. Night Patrol provides mobile outreach offering refreshments and friendly faces to people on the streets every night of the year. The Night Patrol teams are made up of enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers from within the community who receive specialised training to help support those in need. Referrals to our community services are available through Night Patrol.

Who can access this service?
Whilst the service is available to anyone, its primary clients are the homeless, people at risk, both young and old, and those in need, who might not otherwise seek help from the St Vincent de Paul Society or other community or charitable groups. 

Where is the service located?

NORTH VAN
The Night Patrol Van visits the Dickson Shopping Centre, the Cube Area in Civic and Garema Place in Civic. The Van goes out every night, except New Year's Eve, Good Friday night, Christmas Day/Night.

SOUTH VAN
The new van started operation on Wednesday 18 October 2017 and will initially go out three nights a week, Wednesdays to Fridays from 7.30pm for approximately an hour:


Wednesdays:
Lanyon Marketplace, Sidney Nolan St, Condor approx 7:20pm – 7:50pm
Westfield McDonalds, Cnr Bradley st & Neptune, Woden approx 8:15pm – 8:45pm

Thursdays:
Queanbeyan Visitor Information Centre, Farrer Place, Queanbeyan, approx 7:20pm – 7:50pm
Westfield McDonalds, Cnr Bradley st & Neptune, Woden, approx 8:15pm – 8:45pm

Fridays:
 Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Cnr Anketell st & Pitman st, Greenway approx 7:20pm – 7:50pm
Westfield McDonalds, Cnr Bradley st & Neptune, Woden, approx 8:15pm – 8:45pm
 

Who benefits from Night Patrol Van?
The Night Patrol team aims to engage with people on the streets at night, offering friendship, support and compassion while upholding their dignity.

Can I volunteer for this service?
Yes, please contact volunteer@svdp-cg.org.au or click here for volunteer application details.

How can I find out more about Night Patrol?
Email: night.patrol@svdp-cg.org.au
Phone: (02) 6282 2722

The Night Patrol Corporate Partners include:
Canberra Toyota, Calvary Health Care ACT, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Canberra Milk, Rotary Club of Canberra City and ActewAGL.