Night Patrol

The Night Patrol provides a mobile outreach service for people experiencing homelessness almost every day of the year. The current Vinnies Night Patrol Van has been operating in Canberra for over 16 years and provides essential material items, light refreshments and friendly faces.

The growing concern of homelessness has prompted Vinnies to take further steps to address the issues of disadvantage that people in our community are facing. With the current van covering areas on the north side of town, the new van will allow us to cover the south side.

Service locations:

1) North Van
The current van visits the Dickson Shopping Centre, the Cube Area in Civic and McDonalds, Garema Place in Civic.

2) 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 7:15pm - 8:45pm.

Wednesdays: Tuggeranong Walk-In Centre, Cnr Anketell St & Pitman St, Greenway & Westfield McDonalds, Woden
Thursdays: Visitors Information Centre, Queanbeyan & Westfield McDonalds, Woden
Fridays: Tuggeranong Walk-In Centre, Cnr Anketell St & Pitman St, Greenway & Westfield McDonalds, Woden

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 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:

  • Thursday 9 November 2017 - BOOKED OUT
  • Thursday 16 November 2017 - BOOKED OUT
  • Thursday 7 December 2017 - BOOKED OUT
  • Thursday 8 February 2018 - BOOKED OUT
  • Wednesday 21 March 2018 - BOOKED OUT

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