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Monday, 25 December 2017

Perth, Western Australia

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About the event

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 homeless, are alone or disadvantaged. For these people in our community, Christmas can be an extremely difficult time of year.

Now in it’s 42nd 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.

Key 2017 Event Facts




Over 1200 people are expected to attend in 2017. 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.



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 2017 


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

Event wristbands


As a new initiative this year we will be issuing event wristbands in the weeks prior to Christmas. Collect yours from your nearest community support agency from Monday 11 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 (nominations close 29 October 2017).













Help us to make a difference 


The event relies on the generosity of the Perth community. 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.


Donate now


Register to get involved as a volunteer on, or before the day, donating your time, energy and expertise to assist make the event possible.


Get involved


Provide support through sponsorship to enable us deliver the event and change Christmas for over 1000 of Perth's most in need people.


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