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What is Night Patrol?

Night Patrol is one of our most recognised services, and visits the streets of Canberra and surrounds 364 nights of the year, providing engagement, material aid and light refreshments to people in need. Night Patrol volunteers engage with people by offering friendship, support and compassion. 

The vans operate seven nights a week and visit locations across Canberra and Queanbeyan, handing out drinks, sandwiches, fruit, clothing items, sleeping bags, blankets, and hygiene packs. 

Night Patrol volunteers often act as a connection point for people in need, offering information and referrals based on individual needs. The vans are operated by volunteers, with the oversight of a coordinator.  

Who can access this service?
Whilst the service is available to anyone, its primary clients are people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, 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?
You can view the schedule for both Night Patrol vans here or refer to the list of times and locations below. 

1) Van 1

Mondays: Ainslie Ave, Canberra Centre at approx. 7.00pm, McDonalds Civic at approx. 8.00pm
Tuesdays: Ainslie Ave, Canberra Centre at approx. 7.00pm, Veteran's Park, Cnr of Northbourne and Bunda St at approx. 8.00pm
Wednesdays: Ainslie Ave, Canberra Centre at approx. 7.00pm, McDonalds Civic at approx. 8.00pm
Thursdays: Dickson Library, Dickson Pl at approx. 7.00pm, McDonalds Civic at approx. 8.00pm
Fridays: Dickson Library, Dickson Pl at approx. 8.00pm, McDonalds Civic at approx. 8.00pm 
Saturdays: Ainslie Ave, Canberra Centre at approx. 8.00pm, Dickson Library, Dickson Pl at approx. 8.45pm, City Walk in Garema Place at approx. 9.30pm
Sundays: Ainslie Ave, Canberra Centre at approx. 7.00pm, McDonalds Civic at approx. 8.00pm

2) Van 2

Mondays: Dickson Library, Dickson Pl at approx. 7.00pm, Havelock House, 85 Northbourne Ave at approx 8.00pm 
Tuesdays: Dickson Library, Dickson Pl at approx. 7.00pm, Havelock House, 85 Northbourne Ave at approx 8.00pm 
Wednesdays - Saturdays: Queanbeyan Park, Cnr Farrer Pl and Lowe St at approx. 7.00pm, Havelock House, 85 Northbourne Ave at approx 8.00pm
Sundays: Dickson Library, Dickson Pl at approx. 7.00pm, Havelock House, 85 Northbourne Ave at approx 8.00pm

 

Who benefits from Night Patrol?
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.cg@vinnies.org.au or click here for volunteer application details.

How can I find out more about Night Patrol?
Email: night.patrol.cg@vinnies.org.au
Phone: (02) 6234 7307

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