Christmas Lunch in the Park

25 December | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Wellington Square, Wellington Street, East Perth 6004

An event by Mission Australia designed to share the spirit of Christmas with people in Perth who are experiencing homelessness, vulnerability or disadvantage. 

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While families across Perth come together to celebrate, smile and enjoy each other’s company this Christmas Day, we must not forget those who are experiencing homelessness, are alone or disadvantaged. For these people in our community, Christmas can be an extremely difficult time of year.

Now in it’s 46th year, Christmas Lunch in the Park is designed to reach these individuals and offer them hope, compassion and celebration on Christmas Day. Centred around a traditional shared Christmas lunch, the event it is designed to provide individuals with support both on the day and into the future.

Event Facts & Stats 2021



Over 1200 people are expected to attend in 2021. For many, without the event, they would be alone on Christmas Day.



The event is supported by hundreds of volunteers who manage all aspects of the event including hosting on Christmas Day.



A Christmas Day event, centred around a shared lunch in a compassionate environment, instilled with hope and celebration.

Wellington Square,

East Perth

A central, accessible location in the heart of the city which is transformed for the event.



Every adult attendee will receive a back pack containing essential personal resources.

Our aims for 2021 


  • Focus on reaching individuals experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and marginalisation, so they are not alone on Christmas Day
  • Provide every person with a traditional Christmas lunch, shared in the company of others
  • Extend support beyond the event by providing essential resources and connection with vital community services
  • All adult attendees will receive a Personal Care Pack containing essential items and support service information
  • Staging an environmentally friendly and sustainable event with no single use plastic, bio pack catering packs, cutlery and re-usable water bottles and decorations

Event wristbands


In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we will be distributing event wristbands to most support service providers within the Perth city area.

You can collect yours from the nearest community support agency in December, then wear it on the day to streamline entry to the event.

This event is for people most in need who may be experiencing homelessness, disadvantage or marginalisation. If this isn't you but you would still like to support the event, you can make a donation or get involved as a volunteer.

More information

Should you have a question about the event, please complete the enquiry form on the Contact Us page and we will respond to your query as soon as possible.

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How can you help?

The event relies on the generosity of the Perth community, so please help us by donating today. Through your support, we can work to ensure no one is alone on Christmas day.

Make a difference by donating, volunteering or partnering with us as a corporate sponsor. 



Help bring hope, compassion and celebration to someone in need this Christmas and beyond by making a donation.


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Register your details to be kept up to date about volunteering at the 2021 event.


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Provide support through sponsorship to enable us deliver the event and change Christmas for over 1200 of Perth's most in need people.


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