Event Info


Thursday 17 May 2018


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


Over 1,000 participants and volunteers will spend the night at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), raising $800,000 to support young people experiencing homelessness in Victoria. Being a participant means committing to actively fundraise.

To make it simple for you to do this, you'll have a personal fundraising page on the Sleep at the ’G website. You can use this page to inspire supporters and collect donations – securely. 


Your cost of registration covers your entry into the MCG, cardboard box to sleep on, dinner (soup), coffee, tea and a basic breakfast. 

  • General release: $70 per sleeper 

This goes some way towards the $800,000 needed to help young people who are experiencing homelessness.

What really makes the difference though, is the money you and your team raise from your supporters, sponsors, friends and family.

Your fundraising efforts are the game-changer!

We've got a big target this year - $800,000.

The funds you raise this year will go towards building Australia's first ever fully integrated response to youth homelessness; a 24/7 youth crisis accommodation centre.

Based on King Street, the centre will provide emergency accommodation along with housing, health, education and employment support all under the same roof, which will support young people to break the cycle of homelessness and prevent them from falling into long term adult homelessness.

Read more about fundraising.

You must be 18 or over on the night of the event

For more information about Sleep at the ’G, read our FAQs.

For more information about Melbourne City Mission, please visit www.melbournecitymission.org.au

Print your ticket before you head to the 'G

For security reasons, you'll need to print the PDF of your ticket to be scanned on the night. Unfortunately your ticket's barcode can't be scanned from your mobile phone. You'll also need to show your ticket if you want to come and go from the event during the night, while the turnstiles are open.

So make sure you print your ticket before you head to the 'G on the night!

How to print your ticket

  • Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email with a link to “View your ticket”
  • Clicking on this link will download a PDF of your Sleep at the ’G ticket
  • You can print the PDF on any printer

So much more than a sleepover...

Sleep at the ’G is a unique opportunity to get your friends and colleagues together – along with more than 1,000 other compassionate people – 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 youth 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!

There’s team-building activities, street performers, hot pies and a range of speakers you can choose from all under the roof of the mighty MCG.  Bring your own fun too – games, instruments, costumes and your fabulous PJs or onesies are all welcome!


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