Dignity is a human right

122,494 Australians are homeless
37% of them are Youth

Youth homeless" are people up to 24yrs old (gov definition).

17,646 Aussie youth are homeless (ABS 2021).

45,800 people will sleep rough on the street across Australia this year. 9.5% are Youth (ABS 2021).

Fact. There are not enough shelter and government ignore the basic human right to dignity.

Children who were 'ward of the state' loose their support once they turn 18 - which can lead to homelessness.

Homeless estimates for youth are likely to have been underestimated in the Census - as homeless youth look no different to other youth who are not homeless, but visiting another household on Census night (AIHW 2018).

Facts About Homelessness In Australia

Every night thousands of Australians are putting their life at risk by sleeping on the street. No ones thinks they will end up homeless and can be traumatic when it does happen.


Homelessness can be caused by

Family violence

Mental health issues

Physical health issue e.g. accident at work and bills mount up

Loss of employment, under-employment or inability to gain a new job

Limited housing / rental stress

Drug and alcohol addiction (an RMIT University study showed that 50% of homeless with adition problems got them AFTER being homeless)

Traumatic Experiences

One or a combination of these factors can lead to someone becoming homeless. Sometimes homelessness can occur due to someone moving to a new area and losing their job, and not having any support to help. Other times it can be something as simple as not being able to afford housing.

Homelessness can affect anyone at any time. The tiniest life change can cause someone to lose everything they have in a blink of an eye. It's a terrible place for anyone to be in as you will never know what will happen to you on the streets.

Whatever the reason - Australians sleeping on our streets need immediate shelter to survive.

Backpack Beds (swags) SAVE LIVES

Backpack Bed for Homeless partners with homeless services across Australia to distribute our study proven Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless without shelter.

We are not government funded and rely on the support of everyday Australians to help give back safety to people living on the streets. Your donation can help someone survive a night on the streets by protecting them from the harsh weather climates that can happen at night.

Backpack Beds help homeless Youth (18 - 24 years) and Adults.

How The Homeless Backpack Bed (Swag) Works

Backpack Bed - lightweight

Lightweight 3KG

Street tough material

Backpack Bed - full body protection

Full Body Protection

4 season summer & winter

Backpack Bed - fire retardant

Fire Retardant

Fabric + Mattress 190cm x 55cm

Backpack Bed - wind & rain protection

Water & Wind Proof

Protects against winter chills


Full Body Mosquito Net

Stop bites on hot summer nights


Ergonomic Backpack

Adjustable shoulder & chest straps


Storage Pockets

4 pockets - store over 20kg


Secret lockable pocket

With brass key lock

You can make a difference to someones life today

How your gift makes a difference

Backpack Bed for Homeless thank you postcard
Thank you notes from homeless Backpack Bed recipients
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