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Bendigo – HeyVan

The HeyVan is the Bendigo street based outreach, it is a safe space for you to have a chat with us.

This is a mobile, street-based service and a safe space where rough sleepers can connect with our Homeless Assertive Outreach Response team.


The HeyVan carries basic foods and essential items and stops at several known locations across the City of Greater Bendigo.

The HeyVan is contactable Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm, call or text 0436 813 585 to find the van.

If you need after-hours homelessness support please call Victoria’s statewide after-hours service (St Kilda Crisis Centre) 1800 825 955. 

The HeyVan client care team provides:

  • Early intervention to prevent homelessness
  • Access to emergency accommodation
  • Access to specialist services such as mental health, drug and alcohol support, allied health and more.
  • Case management to support the complex needs of people experiencing homelessness & sleeping rough
  • Early intervention strategies, aiming to reduce the psychosocial impact of rough sleeping
  • Ongoing support offering for people to be relocated off the street and into safe and permanent housing
  • Innovative responses and support to people who may not engage with traditional services


 HeyVan key program partner

  • Bendigo Community Health Services

HeyVan steering committee

  • Bendigo Aboriginal District Cooperative
  • Victoria Police
  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • Centre for Non-Violence
  • Anglicare Vic
  • Department of Health and Human Services