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?
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.
The new van will start operating on Wednesday 18 October 2017 and initially go out three nights a week, Wednesdays to Fridays from 7.30pm for approximately an hour:
Wednesdays: Tuggeranong Lakeside in front of Tuggeranong Library
Thursdays: Queanbeyan at the front of the Visitors Information Centre
Fridays: at the front of Westfield Woden McDonalds
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I find out more about Night Patrol?
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.