Welcome to VAKS

Click to search

Your list to finding Vans and Kitchens offering food, drink and contact for the homeless and disadvantaged members of our community.

VAKS is a voluntary network of community organisations and groups who offer sustenance via Vans and Kitchens. VAKS in itself, does not have its own van or kitchen. The VAKS website has been set up to support Vans and Kitchens that are already operating, each of which are autonomous and independent organisations.

Most kitchen services and street vans are operated by volunteers and source the food and beverages through their own support facilities. They provide this either by a nominal charge or for free.


DO NOT email VAKS - please follow these steps:

If you would like to volunteer with any of these organisations, please feel free to contact any of the particular organisation on the VAKS website directly to find out their needs. I'm sure they would love to hear from you.

1. Choose an organisation from the VAKS provider list
2. Click on their page to see if they are right for you
3. Contact them directly by using their contact details

VAKS seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up to date and accurate, however this information may change without notice.

PROVIDER LOCATION MAP: To find specific VAKS provider locations on the map below, please use the zoom function and directional arrows. Clicking on a pin will show the specific details of the provider.


Homeless Poster Image


Innovative Solution for Sleeping Rough

FREE to Providers and Agencies - All enquiries www.BackpackBed.org

backpackBed By SFH

Swags for Homeless provides emergency relief Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless people without shelter. They work in partnership with welfare agencies across Australia to reach homeless people who do not have any other form of accommodation. The Backpack Bed is study proven to improve health, dignity, sleep, warmth, comfort and safety.

Awarded a 2011 Australian Human rights award by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

backpackBed By SFH


You can select multiple search options in each category by holding down the Ctrl key (PC) or the Command key (Mac) and then select the 'search' button to show your refined results


12 Baskets
3rd Space (formerly 139 Club)
A Touch of Compassion Inc.
Access Street Van
Agape Outreach Inc
AL- Furqan Charitable Islamic Trust Australian Unity Centre
Angels Kitchen
Anglican Crisis Care Inc & St John's Drop-in Centre
BABI's Youth Support Program
Bethel House of Hope
Brothers In Need
Caboolture Community Action
Churches of Christ - DigiAsk
Claver Cares Sunset in the Park
Community Friends
Dig In
Drug Arm SOS (Street Outreach Service)
Ecumenical Coffee Brigade
Eddies Morning Van
Fishers of Men
Footprints in Brisbane Inc
Footprints in the Park
Friends of the Street
Harvest Food Assist
Havafeed Community Relief
Helping Hands Queensland
Hope Within Reach
Inala Youth Service: Head Office
Inala Youth Service: Specialist Support Centre
Inala Youth Service: The Hut
Ipswich Foodbarn - Community Compassion Ministries
Jimmies Van
Keith's Community Breakfast
Lend A Hand to Ipswich Homeless
Light House Community Services
Lighthouse Care Caboolture
Loaves & Fishes Street Meet
Manna from Heaven Sandgate Inc.
Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
MATES BBQ, Marist College
Moreton Bay Regional Community Response
Night Ninjas Inc
Nudgee College BBQ
Orange Sky Laundry
Our Lady of the Rosary, Lunch with Friends
Paddies Van
Plus One Care
Public Toilet Maps - QLD Government
Reaching Out
Red Cross Youth Night Cafe
Redcliffe Hands Of Hope
Rosies Youth Mission Inc
Share a Meal Caloundra
Soul Soup Australia
Southport Uniting Church
St Andrew's Uniting Church
St Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church Outreach
St Pauls Presbyterian Church
St Vinnies
Street Doctor
Tautoko Crew
The Breakfast Club Redcliffe
The Movement Crew Gold Coast
The Rock Family and Community Support
Trinity Centre Welfare Pantry
UnitingCare Canberra City Early Morning Centre
Valley Hearts
Valley Outreach
Vital Connection
Walk With Us
Wesley Mission Queensland: Brisbane Relief Hub
West End Christian Fellowship
West End Community House
Western Downs Outreach Project Inc.