About Sleep Under the Stars

Sleep Under the Stars is the largest fundraising event hosted annually by Stepping Stone House, held at Hickson Road Reserve beneath the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Help us raise $225,000 to provide housing, care and education for 8 homeless young people for 1 whole year!

Corporates, families and young people, register online, join a team, build a cardboard shelter to sleep in and experience sleeping rough for the night - a reality for 1 in 200 Australians.

Enjoy the authentic experience of a hot soup dinner, live music, marshmallows around the open fires and stories shared by inspiring young people. Wake up to a beautiful sunrise overlooking Sydney Opera House, enjoy a complimentary breakfast and help us provide ongoing care for youth at risk! 


Sleep Under the Stars to support youth at risk

1 in 3 Australians experiencing homelessness is under 25

Sadly, young people often end up on the streets to escape situations of domestic and family violence, abuse and neglect. Some have been kicked out of home because of their sexuality. Many are suffering from emotional trauma and mental illness, making it difficult for them to succeed in life.

By sleeping under the stars on Friday 27th October, you can help Stepping Stone House make a transformational difference in the lives of young people who have experienced homelessness and trauma. 

“Just a few hours of your time can make a lifetime’s difference.”




Who are we?

Founded in 1989, Stepping Stone House is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a safe and secure home, education and care for vulnerable young people aged 12 – 24.

Unlike short-term shelters, we are a dedicated family, supporting young people from adolescence through to adulthood and beyond. We are truly in it for the long haul – there for life.

For more than 25 years, Stepping Stone House has helped over 400 young people to become self-sufficient and educated young adults. Through educational development, outdoor adventure programs, community volunteering, mentoring and counselling, we equip young people with the self-care and life skills they need to become independent and succeed in life.  

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