Event info


Wednesday 13 October 2021


Melbourne Cricket Ground Members Reserve area. Entry is via Gate 2.


$75 (includes entry, cardboard box to sleep on, dinner (soup), coffee, tea and a basic breakfast).


Sleep At The ’G is a unique opportunity to get your friends and colleagues together – along with other compassionate Victorians – and join in the conversation about homelessness.

On the night you’ll learn more about the issues facing young people and hear first-hand from young people who’ve experienced homelessness. You’ll also meet our incredible team of youth workers – and get powerful insight on the fight to end youth homelessness.

Best of all, it’s an unforgettably great night to share with friends and colleagues!


Welcome to the MCG

In the same spirit that we welcome young people who walk through our doors, you will be warmly welcomed as you arrive at the MCG by volunteers and staff from MCM.

You’ll receive your bed for the night… a cardboard box! It may be chilly, so please bring warm gear, like a sleeping bag, blanket and extra layers to wear.

Gate opens Wednesday 5PM

Remember to bring your entry pass/ticket. Your Team Captain or person who purchased the ticket for you will have a copy available for download in their Account under Dashboard.


MCG security will greet you as you approach Gate 2, checking your entry pass and bags. All patrons will be subject to security wanding prior to entering the stadium.

This is just like walking through a metal detector at the airport only this time it’s a wand. It may slow down the entry process so be prepared for some delays. Your patience is appreciated.

Please don’t bring liquids

Hydration and refreshments inside. No alcohol or illegal substances. These will be confiscated, and you may be refused entry. Make sure you understand the MCG Conditions of Entry prior to arrival.

Find your sleeping place

You and your team will be sent information about your designated sleeping area shortly before the event. Following these instructions will assist us to deliver a safe event for everyone.


You’ll receive basic, nutritious soup-kitchen fare – the kind of food many people rely on when living on the streets. You’ll have plenty of tea, coffee and water available too. Pies are available for purchase. Please see our FAQs for dietary requirements.

Thursday morning wake-up

5am is when the early risers start to stir, the turnstiles start clicking over and a basic breakfast begins in the Bullring Bar. Around 6am is when most sleepers are up and on their way. 

You are welcome to sleep in a bit longer – all guests must depart the MCG by 8am.

Check list to bring

  • Entry pass.
  • A pillow (optional)
  • Sleeping bag and/or blanket/cover
  • Earplugs (to combat snoring!)
  • Warm clothes (why not get that onesie out!)
  • Yoga or camping mat, if you want an extra layer of warmth to sleep on
  • Your favourite snacks
  • Any games and activities you want for the night
  • Fully charged mobile phone 
  • Portable phone charger (there are no power points available)
  • Credit card (pies, soft drinks and merchandise will be available for purchase)


Not many people get to spend a night at the MCG, so share the experience by hash tagging your pics.

Take advantage of the venue’s free wifi to show off your cardboard bed (or Pyjamas!) and what you’re up to. Plus, it’s a great way to ask friends and family to donate to the cause.

Use #SleepAtTheG when you get social on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Will you help put youth homelessness to bed?

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