Established in 2018, Beddown has a rich history of innovation and action, when it comes to providing an immediate relief response for people sleeping rough with health and wellbeing at its heart.
Activating under-utilised spaces to provide overnight accommodation for people experiencing homelessness is what we seek to achieve, while connecting them to related community service providers for wrap-around support.
Beddown’s initial trials of creating pop-up overnight accommodation in carparks sparked interest across the globe. And when travel around the world was brought to an almost standstill, Beddown pivoted to collaborate with backpacker accommodation to make available under-utilised rooms to people sleeping rough.
In 2024, Beddown again seeks to innovate with The Good Night Initiative by activating under-utilised hotel accommodation.
Beddown provides, via its skilled and experienced Community Partners, bed nights in otherwise vacant hotel rooms to single adults, often newly homeless, who would otherwise be sleeping rough on the streets of our cities and towns.
Kick starting with 1,000 bed nights, the Good Night’s Initiative is Beddown’s next step in activating, collaborating and connecting to give our communities the opportunity to ensure everyone get’s a good night’s sleep.
Beddown is a brand of inCommunity Inc, a not-for-profit organisation that has been in operation since 1982. To learn more about inCommunity Inc, including access to our Annual Reports, visit www.incommunity.com.au
Over the Years
Beddown was founded by Norm McGillivray in 2018 and in 2022, Beddown became the much-valued brand of inCommunity Inc that it is today.
We acknowledge the enormous contribution of Norman McGillivray, our donors and supporters, community partners, corporate and business partners, and valued volunteers for their time, expertise, efforts and contributions – both financial and in-kind donations – that energise and fuel Beddown.