Dunedin Night Shelter

Dunedin Night Shelter

The Dunedin Night Shelter is Dunedin’s only general access emergency accommodation, open 365 days a year.


The Dunedin Night Shelter provides emergency accommodation for men and women – 365 days a year.

The Shelter is the only general access emergency accommodation available in Dunedin, offering dinner, breakfast and a warm, dry bed for those members of the community who have run out of other options.

In addition, clients are able to use the laundry facilities to wash clothes, talk and share a hot drink in a safe and caring environment, and are provided with advice and assistance through our community worker to find accommodation and access other benefits or support services they may need.

How You Can Help...

Dunedin Night Shelter does not receive any government funding so we rely solely on the generosity of others in the community for our continued existence.

If you have ever wanted to give back to your community and help people who find themselves in need this is your opportunity to make a real difference. By giving a donation you will have helped keep the Night Shelter running for another night and provided a warm and safe space for a vulnerable member of the community.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koe

In addition to the running of the Night Shelter, your donation may be used to purchase specific items such as clothing or providing a packed lunch or dinner for our clients. For example:

● A pair of winter gloves - $6

● 2 packs of underwear for men - $9

● 5 pack of underwear for women - $12

● 3 pack of warm socks - $15

If you would like your donation to be for a specific item, please make a note with your donation. Your kindness and support is greatly appreciated by both the Night Shelter Trust and those men and women who use our services.


More about us

The Dunedin Night Shelter Trust runs Dunedin's only night shelter. Started in 2007 as a men's shelter, demand from the community has seen it evolve into a facility supporting anyone in need of short-term emergency housing with a hot meal and a warm bed

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Donate to buy us a defibrillator!  23 September 2021

A group of university students are fundraising to buy the Night Shelter a defibrillator which could save lives. Below is the message they have written to support their goal. Please donate as part of our annual appeal through our Give a Little Page.

Kia Ora Team!

A big thank you to Dunedin Night Shelter for posting on behalf of us. We are a group of students that have formed with the hope of helping the Dunedin Night Shelter.

We have been notified that they are in eager need to obtain a defibrillator after some health scares at the Shelter, and we are really hopeful in achieving this goal.

The shelter has kindly let us use their give a little page to support this cause and we hope it will help us in purchasing a defibrillator. Any help you can give towards this cause will be going a long way to supporting the residents at the shelter.

If you have any queries about this cause feel free to get in touch with Jessie at mcije632@student.otago.ac.nz

Ngā Mihi

Brylee, Hannah, Jake, Jessie and Sophie

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