Our mission is creating community with no ‘us and them’. We do this by breaking down the barriers of judgement and providing a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome.

Our vision is ‘love over hate’.

At Wayside, we live on the intersection between love and hate, the intersection between faith and no faith, between the haves and the have nots, the housed and the homeless, the sick and the well. We want to live on this intersection between love and hate, in a way that helps love prevail. It is a vision that is always before us, always out there, always calling us to be more.

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At Wayside, we see everyone as a person to be met, not a problem to be solved.

We are proud to have been providing unconditional love, care and support for people on and around the streets since 1964.

Our door is open 7 days a week for all of our neighbours regardless of their circumstances. Through opportunities to connect, we see moments of transformation can and do happen, and they move people towards health and healing.

What We Do

What’s On at Wayside – Christmas Day Free Celebrations 

This year, Wayside Chapel will host two free Christmas celebrations, providing love and support for Sydney’s homeless community on Christmas Day. Join us at our Christmas Day Lunch and Street Party as we shut down Hughes Street, Potts Point for our largest community celebration of the year, including Christmas service and street choir followed by Christmas lunch served with all the trimmings, music, visit from Santa, a jumping castle, kid’s activities, and dancing on the street.

Plus, for the first time, we are extending our festive celebrations to Bondi Beach with a Christmas Day BBQ and live entertainment at Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club. Both events are free and all are welcome to come along and join in the festivities. More info and full program at  https://www.waysidechapel.org.au/christmas/

For any further details, feel free to call us at 9581 9100 or [email protected] 

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Twilight Bingo

Relieve the Monday blues with a fun weekly game of Bingo! Put on by our fabulous Twilight team, it’s great fun with our community. Stick around afterwards for our weekly movie night.

Bingo: Monday 5pm – 7:30pm

Cafe – Wayside Chapel Kings Cross, 29 Hughes St Potts Point

Community Lunch

Come along to our Community Lunch, every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm! The atmosphere is electric, as corporates, staff, volunteers and visitors sit side by side, and enjoy delicious food, festivities and prizes. It’s the best part of the day!

Community Lunch: Every Tuesday & Thursday 1pm

Community Hall – Wayside Chapel Kings Cross, 29 Hughes St, Potts Point 

Gardening in the Rooftop Garden

Have a green thumb? Join our gardening activity on Thursday’s from 3pm-4pm, and get your hands dirty with our awesome Community Gardener Jon.

Gardening: Thursday 3pm – 4pm

Rooftop Garden – Wayside Kings Cross, 29 Hughes St Potts Point

Men and their pet dogs outside Wayside Kings Cross

Community Services Centres

At the front desks, visitors find assistance with basic needs including showers, clothing, information and phone calls. Our support workers and care coordinators also assist with applications, referrals linking visitors to agencies for housing, health, legal and financial support. They also facilitate in-reach clinics and service hubs.

A young person standing in front of a colourful mural at Wayside

Wayside Youth

Our Youth Program operates as a drop-in youth space, and provides care coordination and an activity program for people aged 14-24. A regular evening outreach program is also operated in nearby neighbourhoods.

Two people taking part in Wayside's Day to Day Living program

Day to Day Living

The Day to Day Living Program (D2DL) is a structured activity and care coordination program.  It is designed to offer support for people with severe and persistent mental health issues. It teaches living and recreational activities in a fun and supportive community environment.

A woman standing in front of an Aboriginal mural at Wayside

Aboriginal Program

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are reconnected through culturally sensitive engagement and appropriate activities and programs. Our community is supported through care coordination and advocacy leading to more positive journeys.

In an average week at Wayside we provide:

1359Low cost meals
252Clothing changes
259Accommodation Support