Specialist Homelessness Services

Night Patrol

St Vincent de Paul Society

PO Box 51, Deakin West ACT 2600

(02) 6234 7307



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About Us

Provides a mobile outreach service offering refreshments and friendly faces to people on the streets. Volunteers visit various locations in the city in a specially equipped van, providing warm drinks, something to eat, warm clothing as required and friendly conversation. Operates 7:30-8:30pm Sunday-Thursday and 8-9:30-pm Friday and Saturday.

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

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 [email protected]

How can I find out more about Night Patrol?
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (02) 6282 2722.