Get involved in Anti-Poverty Week

3 October 2017

As a proud sponsor of Anti-Poverty Week, we ask you to take part in one of the many activities we’re running.

During Anti-Poverty Week all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship, to strengthen understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship, in Australia and around the world.

Poverty is not just having too little money to live on. It can also mean being shut out from many other aspects of social and economic life that people take for granted – a job, a home, being connected to community.

Get involved in one of our activities.

We've teamed up with award-winning Melbourne artist, Fikaris, to release a limited edition tote bag, featuring a striking illustration from his 'End Points' series.

Find out more about the collaboration and how you can purchase the bag. 

We’re holding an exclusive screening of the acclaimed, Constance on the Edge, which sold out at this year’s Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. Filmed over 10 years, it is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia.

Find out more and book tickets.

The walk will focus on the history of the Brotherhood in tackling social justice issues in the local Fitzroy community, and explore the historical beginnings of the Brotherhood’s work in the area. It will be led by Barry Pullen, former Victorian Minister for Housing and Robert Hudson, Brotherhood Group General Manager, Programs and Policy. It will begin at Reception at 67 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy and conclude at the Brotherhood’s Coolibah Centre for refreshments.

Date: Friday, 20 October

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

To book please emailevents(at)

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has assisted disadvantaged people for almost nine decades. By making a donation, you can help the most vulnerable members of our society build a brighter future.

Donate today.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes