Night Patrol

The Night Patrol provides a mobile outreach service for people experiencing homelessness almost every day of the year. Night Patrol Van has been operating in Canberra region since 2001 and provides essential material items, light refreshments and friendly faces.

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. 


Please note that our Night Patrol has currently reached volunteer capacity, but we would love you to support the service through donations of blankets (microfibre/polar fleece) or jackets


Service locations:

Night Patrol Locations

1) Van 1

Mondays: Cube area in Civic at approx. 7.30pm, City Walk in Garema Place at approx. 8.00pm
Tuesdays: Cube area in Civic approx. 7.30pm, City Walk in Garema Place at approx. 8.20pm
Wednesdays: Cube area in Civic at approx. 7.30pm, City Walk in Garema Place at approx. 8.00pm
Thursdays: Dickson Pl, Dickson Library at approx. 7.00pm, City Walk in Garema Place at approx. 8.00pm
Fridays: Dickson Pl, Dickson Library at approx. 8.00pm, City Walk in Garema Place at approx. 9.00pm 
Saturdays: Cube area in Civic at approx. 8.00pm, Dickson Pl, Dickson Library at approx.8.45pm, City Walk in Garema Place at approx. 9.30pm
Sundays: Cube area in Civic at approx. 7.30pm, City Walk in Garema Place at approx. 8.00pm

2) Van 2

Mondays: Dickson Library, Dickson Pl at approx. 7.30pm
Tuesdays: Dickson Library, Dickson Pl at approx. 7pm, Havelock House, 85 Northbourne Ave at approx 7.40pm ​​​​​​
Wednesdays: Queanbeyan Visitors Information Centre, Farrer Pl at approx. 7.30pm, Corner of Bradley & Neptune St Woden at approx. 8.15pm
Thursdays: Queanbeyan Visitors Information Centre, Farrer Pl at approx. 7.30pm, Corner of Bradley & Neptune St Woden at approx. 8.15pm
Fridays: Queanbeyan Visitors Information Centre, Farrer Pl at approx. 7.30pm, Corner of Bradley & Neptune St Woden at approx. 8.15pm 
Saturdays: Queanbeyan Visitors Information Centre, Farrer Pl at approx. 7.30pm, Corner of Bradley & Neptune St Woden at approx. 8.15pm
Sundays: Dickson Library, Dickson Pl at approx. 7.30pm

The Vans goes out every night, except New Year's Eve, Good Friday and Christmas night.

Volunteer Application details:

As per ACT legislation, all volunteer roles require a Working with Vulnerable People card prior to commencement. To apply/renew your free card, click here.

To learn more about volunteering with Night Patrol please read the volunteer position description and team leader position description. Volunteers are assigned one night a month on a roster system.

Please complete the application form and email volunteer@svdp-cg.org.au with a copy of your Working with Vulnerable People card and Drivers Licence. You will then be invited to the next Welcome to the Society and Night Patrol Training Induction session.

Sessions Available: To be advised

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