Let’s make Missionbeat a possibility in the Northern Territory!

Are you ready to take on a new challenge? This adventure takes you into the heart of Australia, across the vast and ancient landscape of the Red Centre and gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young people in the Northern Territory.

Right now, Missionbeat is helping vulnerable people across Australia, but we are yet to launch our service in the Northern Territory.

Missionbeat currently operates in Sydney and Brisbane, with specialist Youthbeat services on the road in Perth and Tasmania. We’re currently aiming to raise enough funds to launch a fifth Missionbeat service to help young people in the Northern Territory.

This is your chance to help…

Together we Trek will take you along the iconic Larapinta Trail, which winds from the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder, stretching 223 kilometres along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Over 5 days of trekking you will cover 60 kilometres of this iconic track.

During this incredible adventure, you will stand on ancient escarpments and gaze out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia. You will follow Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and trek beside one of the world’s oldest river systems.

You’ll experience the diversity of desert habitats and learn the unique history of Australia’s Indigenous peoples during the day, before falling asleep to the sounds of native wildlife under a blanket of stars.

Most rewarding of all, you will have the opportunity to visit one of Mission Australia’s services to see how we’re changing lives in Central Australia.

Every step you take and every dollar you raise will help people in need take their own steps towards independence.

On any given night 1 in 14 people in the Northern Territory are homeless

Every dollar you raise for Together we Trek will go directly towards launching a new Missionbeat service to support young people in the NT. Missionbeat is a mobile outreach service that seeks to help people who may be experiencing homelessness or are in need of assistance.

Outreach staff aim to meet people’s immediate needs, providing food, clothing, medical care and safe accommodation where possible, or blankets and swags as a last resort. Missionbeat services also work in close collaboration with other organisations to help break the cycle of homelessness for individuals and families.

By joining us on the Larapinta Trail, you’ll play a vital role in launching urgently needed Missionbeat services in the NT. Our hope is that you’ll also come away with a better understanding of the social issues affecting Central Australia, and grow in your passion to make lasting change in these communities.

Join Mission Australia and take on Together we Trek Larapinta 2018


1 ABS Census of population and housing 2012: Estimating homelessness, 2011

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