Dignity is a human right

August 5th - 11th 2024
Australian Homelessness Week

To raise awareness of the impact of homelessness in Australia, which effects 122,494 Aussies every day.

Facts about Australian Homeless

1 in 208 Australians are currently homeless (ABS 2021).

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

5.2% increase in the number of homeless people across Australia (ABS 2021 vs ABS 2016).

Women aged over 55 are the fastest-growing group of homeless Australians (ABS 2021 vs ABS 2016).

In 2021-2022 over 81,000 requests for accommodation from homeless people across Australia could not be met (AIHW 2022).

37% of homeless people are aged under 25 years (ABS 2021).


Causes of Homelessness

Reasons for people being homeless can vary across countries but typically are due to:

Lack of affordable housing (rising property values)

Limited housing / rental stress


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

Lack of services for people suffering from mental illness

Family breakdown & violence

Critical for survival. Dignity and the life saving Backpack Bed. Homeless can happen to anyone

Trevor slept on the street in Brisbane in a Backpack Bed. Why the Backpack Bed is the best product for homeless sleeping on the streets. Backpack Beds save the lives of homeless sleeping on our streets.  Used by 800+ homeless agencies - across 8 countries.

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.

What you can do for Homelessness Week 2024

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 for Homelessness Week

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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