Sleep Under the Stars Event Guide, 2021

Welcome to Sleep Under the Stars 2021!

The team at Stepping Stone House are thrilled you’ve joined us to raise $800,000 to provide safety and support for 33 young Australians facing homelessness. It’s also our second completely remote event so we’ll have people joining us from their couches, backyards, verandahs and even the back of their utes, all over Australia and the world!

This Event Guide contains information on what to expect of your Sleep Under the Stars remote and virtual experience on Friday 15 October 2021.

And don’t worry, if you simply can’t participate on 15 October, you can sleep out any time in October 2021.


Click here to join the live stream event at 7PM AEDT Friday 15 October

You will be prompted to register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



    Set up camp somewhere safe and Covid-safe, and take photos and videos of the process to share on social media



    Find a spot with good wifi and our email with your online event URL, then settle in for an inspirational night of story sharing and connecting.



    The live online event begins!



    Highest Individual & Team Fundraiser prizes awarded



    Online event concludes



    Winner of the ‘Most creative shelter’ announced on Facebook


    8:00pm – 10:00pm

    Enjoy your Sleepout experience, post reflections and images on social media, make a last call for more donations, then settle in for some sleep



    Sleep Under the Stars and while you do, we ask that you spare a thought for young people who do this every night. Thanks to you, some won’t have to

How does the live event work?

All registered participants of Sleep Under the Stars will receive a link via email and SMS to join the livestream event. For everyone else please click here: Sleep Under the Stars Live Event - Zoom Link to join the live event which will kick off at 7:00pm AEDT Friday 15 October 2021. You will be prompted to register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. No one will be able to see or hear you, so we encourage you to watch on a laptop or cast to your TV so you can watch it all unfold on the big screen!

You'll hear from our MC - Comedian, Television & Radio Presenter Ciaran Lyons; our CEO Jason Juretic; youth we've helped in the past and present; and a panel of our inspirational youth workers will share their insights from the coalface. Prizes for the highest fundraisers and most creative shelters will be announced. You'll have the opportunity to engage with our speakers and the amazing stories and information they'll be sharing with you by asking questions in a chat field. You are welcome to invite your friends, family and colleagues to join in the presentations.

There may also be a special guest appearance…but you'll have to join us to see!

What do you need to do?

  •  Remember to abide by social distancing regulations in your area
  •  Share the event link with everyone you want to take part – your family, friends, colleagues, even supporters who you think would benefit from joining our event community. The more the merrier!
  •  Post frequently on your social channels and use the hashtag #SUTS2021. We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn so be sure to tag us!
  •  Consider drafting an SMS to your contacts to make a last-minute appeal to boost your fundraising before the announcement of Highest Fundraiser at 7:50pm

Other than that, sit back, relax, and enjoy!


Thank you to our incredible partners and local businesses who have donated prizes for this year's categories:

  • Most Funds Raised - Individual
  • Most Funds Raised - Group
  • Most Tags and Shares on Social Media
  • Best Decorated Shelter
  • SUTS 2021 Star Award

To enter the “Best Decorated Shelter” category:

Make sure you post a photo of your shelter into the Sleep Under the Stars Facebook group before 6PM Friday 15th October to:

Alternatively if you don't have a Facebook account, you can send it in to our team via email

To enter the “Most Tags and Shares on Social Media” category:

To go into the running for this prize, all you have to do is:

• Share your Sleep Under The Stars personal fundraising page or images of your Sleepout set up and experience on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn
• Tag @SteppingStoneHouse and hashtag #SUTS2021 in the post... It's as easy as that!
• The more times you tag and share, the more chances you have to win!

The winner will be announced on Saturday 16th Oct at 10am. Get sharing!

Download our Guide to Sleeping out

Tips for sleeping out in your backyard, at school, on a couch or anywhere safe.