Fundraising Events

Be involved in our fundraising and special events throughout 2015 and help support young people experiencing homelessness. Your donations and support make a tangible difference in their lives.

For more information about events and activities listed below please email:  or call 07 3620 2423 or 07 3620 2400.  You can request to be put on our mailing list to receive our newsletters, event invitations and fundraising updates.

If you would like to donate, you can make a donation over the phone, or via our website, just click on the ‘donate now’ button on our homepage.

To see how your donations help, please see Jenna’s Story – My Journey Home – which provides an insight into the life of one of our young clients as she moves from homelessness to stable housing, a secure job and happy life.

Our Event Calendar is your guide to what’s on, where you can choose your favourite activities and share the calendar with friends and workmates.  As 2015 comes to an end, we are preparing our 2016 Calendar which will be published soon!   Our BYS Fundraising Calendar of Events 2015 is here:  Brisbane Youth Service Fundraising Calendar 2015

Event & Activity List

BYS Raffle - WIN Return Flights for 2 anywhere in Australia - drawn 4 December 2015






Our Raffle offers an amazing travel or shopping prize. You and a friend could be jetting off to Melbourne or the Australian destination of choice – maybe experiencing somewhere new such as Perth, Cairns or Alice Springs, or enjoying the cosmopolitan and cultural delights of Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide. First Prize also includes a stay at Yarra Gables Luxury Accommodation in the beautiful Yarra Valley.

Buy tickets online, or support the raffle by ordering a book to sell to your friends and workmates.

FIRST PRIZE: Return flights for two to anywhere in Australia flying Virgin Australia, valued between $700 and $1,500, and 3 weeknights or 2 weekend nights at Yarra Gables Luxury Accommodation, Healesville, Victoria.

SECOND PRIZE:  Myer Gift Card to the Value of $100.

THIRD PRIZE: $100 Gift Card towards a new suit from Black Jacket Suiting – plus a Mystery bonus prize

DRAW DATE: Friday 4 December at 7pm 

TICKETS:  $5 each or 3 for $12, 7 for $25, 12 for $35, 20 for $50

 You can purchase Raffle tickets using our online donation form, Just place details in the comments section of how many tickets you wish to purchase.  Your raffle ticket details will be emailed to you prior to the draw date.

To order a book to sell, phone us on 3620 2423 or email

All funds raised will support young people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.


BYS Summer 2015/16 Appeal

Please visit this site again in late November when we will have more details of our 2015/16 Appeal, or click to DONATE NOW

BYS Christmas 2014/15 Appeal

BYS Summer Appeal Brochure 2014_15

Become an ultimate gift giver this year by donating to help homeless and vulnerable young people this Christmas.

DONATE NOW using our  online donation form

RIDE THE NIGHT January 30 2016

Calling all cyclists!!! For the first time ever RIDE THE NIGHT is coming to Brisbane. It’s the premier cycling event is in partnership with bicycle Australia and aims to raise awareness of and funds for charity to help break the cycle of youth disadvantage. We are thrilled to announce that RIDE THE NIGHT has partnered with BYS for this charity event. You’ll be riding the streets of Brisbane through the night on Saturday 30 January 2016 and raising funds to help young people experiencing disadvantage and homelessness. So come on and register to be in the FIRST ever Brisbane RIDE THE NIGHT. Registrations are open, so for more information visit:

More details to come soon.

Thank you

Get Schmick & Go


Help hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people to Get Schmick & Go for National Youth Week. Get your workmates, friends and family to donate new undergarments, toiletries and go cards.

Your support will help young people to freshen up, look schmick and feel great. Your gift of a topped up go card will help them travel to appointments, housing and job opportunities and attend training courses.

Just buy some items from the Get Schmick & Go wishlist (see poster) collect from others if you can, and drop off everything to BYS at 42 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley between 9.30am & 6pm during the week of 13-17 April 2015. (Email us at fundraising to finalise drop-off arrangements). 

See the poster and postcard for more details on the wishlist

BYS Get Schmick & Go 2015 postcard

BYS Get Schmick & Go 2015 poster

Your financial donations are also vital and really make a difference.  You can donate here

Thank you for your support!

Daggy Jumper Day - 24 July 2015

Daggy Jumper Day is over for 2015 – Thank You for making it a success

Daggy Jumper Day 2015 was on 24 July and many wonderful supporters raised funds for Brisbane’s homeless youth by heading out in a daggy jumper.

The campaign continued until the end of August and funds continue to roll in.  If you held a fundraiser for Daggy Jumper Day and have still to contribute the proceeds

Even though the campaign has now ended for 2015, you can still make a donation here

Bridge To Brisbane - 2016

Organise a group and raise funds for BYS – annual event in September

The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane fun run is usually on in September and BYS will once again be taking up the challenge to highlight the causes of homelessness and disadvantage amongst young people.  Join over over 40,000 participants of all ages and fitness levels to take part in Queensland’s biggest annual fun run.  You don’t need to be an elite sportsman to join in, just choose the 10km or 5km course then run or walk your way to the finish line.

Here’s what to do:  Get a team together from your work, school or a group of friends and raise funds for Brisbane Youth Service.  Simply pay your entry fee to Bridge to Brisbane and register your team for fundraising at .

See the event listing on our homepage for more information.

Do The Can Can - October 2015

Do The Can-Can for Anti-Poverty Week

11-17 October 2015

Brisbane’s community donated non-perishable food, toiletries and gocards during this year’s Anti-Poverty Week, to assist young people experiencing homelessness with food, personal items and travel costs, and we are extremely grateful for their generosity.

This campaign has now closed, but we are currently preparing our lists for our Christmas Hamper Drive. If you would like to collect for young people at Christmas, please email us at and we will email you the lists when they are ready.

Alternatively, you can make a financial donation by clicking here.