Due to logistical issues all Rosies Gold Coast Services will be closed from March 31 to April 16. We will reopen on Tuesday April 17.

In the meantime Rosies volunteers are offering their services to the  three temporary day time drop-in centres available on the Gold Coast.

Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness? These centres will provide a safe space for you to relax and enjoy a meal, shower and toilets, as well as free access to a range of support services. To find these centre locations visit 7CareConnect.com If you require assistance outside these hours, contact the Homeless Hotline – 1800 474 753

Back in 2015 Joshua selflessly pushed himself to the limits to help people who are homeless in his hometown of Mareeba. He spent three days pushing a wheelbarrow 140km to help raise funds for the Rosies Mareeba branch. This year his ‘little’ brother Jake takes on the challenge with the objective to help the local Rosies branch by beating Josh’s time and target.

Jake is a student at St. Stephen’s Catholic College in Mareeba and he is raising awareness and funds for Rosies in Mareeba.

Day 1: Chillagoe – Almaden 35 kms

Day 2: Almaden – Dimbulah 65 kms

Day 3: Dimbulah – Mareeba 44 kms







Firstly, all funds raised go directly to Rosies, a charity associated with the Catholic church, Mareeba. The entry fee and any other expenses incurred are paid by the runner from his part-time job at Piagnos Newsagency, a “Rosies Runner” supporter. If it was easy, everyone would do it. 140 kms.

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About The Great Wheelbarrow Race

Late in the 1800’s when work was scarce and transportation was limited, miners often used to travel about the region using a wheelbarrow to carry all of their possessions. In 2004, as a tribute to these early pioneers and to honour their amazing trail-blazing feats, the road between Mareeba and Chillagoe was named the Wheelbarrow Way.  Today, the Wheelbarrow Way traverses this same country and follows a similar path close to the railway line which was originally privately owned but has since been incorporated into the state rail system. The line was originally used to ship material from the Chillagoe smelter to Cairns via Mareeba.


THANK YOU to all our wonderful volunteers involved in yesterday’s SkyPoint Sea to Sky Q1 Stair Challenge on the Gold Coast. Whether you climbed, cheered, guided participants, or looked after registrations, THANK YOU!


Yalari Students joined us on outreach in Beenleigh

Engaging with youth is an essential part of Rosies mission. On Shrove Tuesday, four of our younger volunteers served morning tea to over 600 students from schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Some of these young students will become volunteers in years to come having experienced the humble friendship of Rosies.

Meanwhile on the Gold Coast, a group of international students made a presentation about Rosies and won a school competition. They kindly donated their prize to Rosies.

In Beenleigh the team welcomed Yalari students to their outreach. Their presence shone on our patrons and team members alike. Many were amazed by the well mannered students and really enjoyed interacting with them.
Rosies Cairns had a great outreach with the return of students from Trinity Anglican School, Cairns. Students and volunteers alike were all smiles and eager to get out to meet our friends on the street.