Great Guide Sleepover Sydney

Great Guide Sleepover Sydney
Fundraising, prizes, bedrolls, moonlit cinema, dance party and awesome fun of epic proportions. All outdoors and a one-of-a-kind experience in a Zoo!

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Excitement is building for the most highly anticipated Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT event.

The first Great Guide Sleepover was held in 1996 on the steps of the Opera House to raise awareness and funds for homeless communities. Since then, the Sleepover has become an annual tradition, moving locations over the years but always funding a cause for the community. Now in its 28th year (counting the two times we went virtual) we will find ourselves at Sydney Taronga Zoo, Dubbo Western Plains Zoo & Alice Springs Desert Park for an eventful evening of sleeping under the stars, Guiding, animals, movies, dancing and more.

There will be fundraising. There will be prizes. There will be bedrolls.
There will be a film, there will be a dance party. There will be awesome fun of epic proportions.

Who: Members aged 10+ who are active members of a Guide Unit (not JGs), so that's Guides (10–14), Senior Guides (14–17), Unit Leaders (lots of ages, many unknown), and Adult Members and Ongoing Volunteer Helpers.

When: Saturday 26 August 4PM – Sunday 27 August 9AM 

Where: Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW 
Admission fee: $120 for Youth Members, $60 for Adult Members and Child Safe Child Friendly (CSCF) Screened Non-Member Volunteers!

IMPORTANT: Your luggage must have NO WHEELS! You must be able to carry your bag and bedroll off the ground from the top of the zoo to the bottom of the zoo.

What's included in your admission fee:
  • Event badge
  • Exclusive animal encounters
  • Sleeping in bedrolls under the stars
  • Outdoor moonlit cinema
  • Outdoor dance party in a Zoo!
  • Free entry to Zoo on Saturday or Sunday
  • Fun, friends, and adventure en masse

We're so excited to be bringing a pop up Guide Shop to GGS Sydney! After huge amounts of feedback, we're bringing it back! Stock up on all your Guiding goodies: badges, accessories, warm gear (including your exclusive GGS 2023 hoodie), and more! Card payments preferred.

Taronga and Western Plains Wildlife Hospitals are responsible for maintaining the health of close to 1,500 wildlife cases every year. This year, help make continued conservation, preservation and education a reality!

GGS Sydney Fundraiser    

Want to know more? Click below...

Great Guide Sleepover Guide   

WATCH: How to make a bedroll! (general)   

WATCH: How to make a bedroll! (Sydney!)   

Registration: Registrations are now closed.

Note: Registrations are only open to Guides in a Guide Unit aged 10+, Leaders and Adult Helpers. This is not a Junior Guide event! Bridging Junior Guides (those currently moving from a Junior Guide to Guide Unit) must have all paperwork submitted and approved by Monday 31 July.

Leaders: Is your Unit attending? Will you need extra Volunteer Helpers? If there are girls coming up to your Unit or transferring from another location, ensure that they are linked to your Unit before registering them by contacting the Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT Member Services Team by phone (1300 447 548) or email or by filling out the Youth Member Changes form  or the Adult Member Changes form. If you're a Unit Leader or District Manager registering a Unit as a group, read this how-to!

Registration & Refund Policy: You must be a current Member of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT to attend. Please make sure your membership is current before registering and have membership numbers available to sign up online. Registrations Close at 5pm, Monday 7 August, unless event is filled prior to this date. There are no name changes or refunds after Monday 7 August. All refund requests must be submitted to the Member Services Team via email to [email protected] and will only be processed under extenuating circumstances.

Questions: Contact the Member Services Team at [email protected] or call the Office on 1300 447 548, Mon–Fri 9am–5pm (AEST).
26/08/2023 4:00 PM - 27/08/2023 9:00 AM

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Unless specified otherwise, you must be a current and active Member of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT to attend. Membership must be current before registering.
For large in-person events, registrations close 3 weeks prior to event date, unless sold out prior (unless specified in event information).
There are no name changes or refunds after registration close date.
All refund requests must be submitted via email to [email protected].
All refunds must be requested via email. If applicableRefunds are not offered after the registration close date. However, refunds will be considered after the registration close date under extenuating circumstances (e.g. medical emergency or death in the family).

If an event is cancelled, registrants will be refunded. However, in the event of the cancellation of a fundraising event, ticket price will be refunded minus the amount of the donation included. If a course is cancelled attendees will be offered a transfer to another instance of the same course.


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