Sleepout for Soul 2024

When: Friday 17th May, 2024

Where: Bolton St Car Park

Soul invites you to come together and raise funds to support the homeless and vulnerable in our community.

Sleepout for Soul is a family friendly event! This year we are hoping to host over 500 sleepers to Sleepout for Soul with us at the Bolton St carpark and raise over $200,000 for Soul Hub.

– Roll a swag or sleeping bag and Sleepout for Soul at the Bolton St carpark
– Bring 3-5 friends and Sleepout as a group!
– Experience a variety of complimentary and available for purchase food and drinks
– Participate in Soul tours, stories, meet the team behind Soul Hub and hear how we transform thousands of lives
– Savor our firepits, games and activities
– Dance, sing and enjoy live music on the top floor of the carpark
– Together we can all add a bit more Soul to Soul Hub

Thank you for Sleeping out for Soul. Together we hope to raise $200,000 to support vulnerable and homeless people in Newcastle. See you in the Bolton Street carpark on Friday 17th May!

Sleepout for Soul 2024 in

2024/05/17 07:00:00

Register for Sleepout

Register individually or as a team with your friends and family!

How to register

In a few easy steps, you will be on your way to supporting Soul Hub!

Register to Sleepout in the Bolton Street Car Park and enjoy a fabulous night under the stars with the Soul family.

When you register, an individual fundraising page will be automatically set up for you and anyone else that you register. Each registrant will receive an invite from Soul Hub to the registered email address which you will need to accept to be taken to your fundraising page.

You will also have the option to start or join a team at the time of registering, if you set up a team you will also receive another invite from Soul Hub which you will need to accept to be taken to your team page.

On all of your fundraising pages, you can personalise with images, messaging and set your fundraising goals. Then you can share with your family, friends, and colleagues and start fundraising for the 2024 Sleepout for Soul!

If you have issues with the registration process please email and provide us with as much information as possible so we can help.

Important information regarding the Sleepout night.

The main thing is to arrive early to get your sleeping area set up, and then you can get involved and mingle with everyone over the course of the night.  Whether you wish to do a little or a lot, there will be something for everyone.

Discounted overnight parking at Bolton St Carpark is available between 5pm and 8am – arrive after 5pm Friday and leave before 8am Saturday for only $5. Arrive or leave outside that period and standard commercial parking rates apply.

On arrival please check-in at the Rego desk on Level 8 before setting up.

Below we have provided a program of the key times on the night:


6pm                                     Arrive, Register and Set up your sleeping area

6pm – 7.15pm               Food van, coffee cart, live music & more

7.15pm                               Welcome Speech (by Soul CEO Rick Prosser)

7:30pm                               Soul Hub Auctions

8.00pm                               Tours of Soul Hub

8.15pm                               Fire pits, giant jenga, live music & more

9:30pm                               Big finish with live music

10pm                                   End of formal activities

You may also be wondering what to bring:

  • Swag, Sleeping bag, Doona, Blanket, Small Mattress, etc
  • Whatever you will be comfortable to sleep in (eye mask, pjs, very, very warm clothes!)
  • Cash (for Coffee van, Food trucks, auctions)
  • Foldup Chair
  • Drinks, nibblies and snack food

Other relevant information:

  • Sleepers are welcome to bring alcohol to enjoy sensibly on the night.
  • For those who wish to smoke there will be a designated smoking area on Level 6
  • We also kindly ask that you do not bring dogs, pets, bikes, skateboards, ball games etc, to Sleepout for the safety of others.

Could you be a sponsor or partner?

At Soul, we love it when people or businesses partner with our events. It really empowers us to make them the best they can be.

For this year’s Sleepout for Soul 2024, you can partner with us in several ways. Donate prizes for the car park and virtual event, provide financial sponsorship to offset our hosting costs, or suggest some other sort of in-kind sponsorship.

To have a conversation about event sponsorship or partnership, please contact Matt (0403 924 812 or

Soul Hub will happily acknowledge your generosity on a rolling big-screen slideshow at the event and on social media following the sleepout.