Event info


Wednesday 10 May 2024


Melbourne Cricket Ground


$75 (includes entry, soup, tea & coffee, music, games, yoga, pyjama party, prizes and lots more).


Sleep At The ’G is a unique opportunity to get your friends and colleagues together – along with other compassionate Victorians – to raise essential funds, while joining in the conversation about youth homelessness.

You’ll learn more about the issues facing young people and hear first-hand their personal stories that will inspire you and your understanding of homelessness.

There will also be entertainment, live music, games, yoga, a pyjama party, fabulous prizes, and lots more!

It is an unforgettable night to share together.


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.

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 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.


Please don’t bring liquids

Hydration and refreshments will be available at the event. No alcohol or illegal substances will be permitted and glass bottles cannot be brought onto site. 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 directed to your sleeping area shortly before the event. If you have a large team, you should get in as early as you can to increase your chances of securing a large space together.


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.

Thursday morning wake-up

5.30am is when the early risers start to stir, the turnstiles start clicking over and a basic breakfast begins. You will be able to enjoy a Sunrise walk around the MCG or Yoga at Sunrise in Yarra Park before coming together for one last announcement at 7.30am.

You are welcome to sleep in a bit longer – all guests must depart the MCG by 8.30am.

Check list to bring

  • Ticket.
  • 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)

Your in-depth Sleeping Guide

The sleepers guide provides all of the information you'll need to know if you're sleeping at the G!

Please download your sleeping guide below. 

Essential guide for sleepers 2023


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

Take advantage of the venue’s free wifi to show off your bed for the night (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 share on social.

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