Dignity is a human right

August 1st - 7th 2021
Australian Homelessness Week

To raise awareness of the impact of homelessness in Australia, which effects 116,000 Aussies every day.

Facts about Australian Homeless

1 in 201 Australians are currently homeless (ABS 2016).

49,200 people will sleep rough on the street across Australia this year (ABS 2016).

20.4% increase in the number of people sleeping on the street across Australia (ABS 2011 vs ABS 2016).

Women aged over 55 are the fastest-growing group of homeless Australians (ABS 2011 vs ABS 2016).

In 2017-2018: 44,116 people requesting short-term or emergency accommodation did not receive any or were only given a referral (AIHW 2018)

In 2017-2018: 99,370 people needed long term accomodation but did not recieve any or were only given a referral (AIHW 2018)

Nearly 60% of homeless people are aged under 35 years (ABS 2016).

Australian Homeless Figures
Facts on Homeless People In Australia
Increase In Homeless People

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 750+ 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 2021

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

Backpack Bed - mosquito protection

Full Body Mosquito Net

Stop bites on hot summer nights

Backpack Bed - ergonomic

Ergonomic Backpack

Adjustable shoulder & chest straps

Backpack Bed - pockets

Storage Pockets

4 pockets - store over 20kg

Backpack Bed - hidden zipped pocket

Secret lockable pocket

With brass key lock

You can make a difference for Homelessness Week

How your donated Backpack Bed makes a difference

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