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We are busy collecting restaurant’s donations and look forward to distributing the funds with our community partners, who are supporting thousands of Australians in need. We’ll share the impact of DineSmart 2021 with everyone soon!
If you would like to make a contribution and help your local hood, you are still on time to donate online via the button below:







As we all know, the hospitality industry has taken hit after hit since the pandemic began. However, 67 venues stepped up in December to raise vital funds for local homeless organisations. They have done an amazing job at a difficult time. To help scale our community grants to help more people experiencing homelessness, we are asking our supporters to help match the funds raised by our restaurant partners. If you want to partner with a local restaurant and match their donations we’d love to hear from you.

Contact Cynthia Mac Caddon – e. cynthia@streetsmartaustralia.org / m. 0423 814 799

DineSmart 2021 featured on 7News Melbourne

DineSmart 2021 featured on Win News Shepparton

What your support means

We fund social enterprises, where people at risk of homelessness are being trained and gain life skills, while cooking meals for others in their local community.

We help provide material aid for women and children’s refuges, including bedding, hygiene products, children’s toys & clothes and more.

We fund youth programs to provide legal advice, job training, or mental health support for young people experiencing hardship.

DineSmart Ambassadors

Chef Alejandro Saravia

Alejandro Saravia

Farmer’s Daughters, UMA, 10 Acre Block

"For the past 4 years it has been a privilege to be part of the DineSmart program, helping raise much needed funds that will help the ones in need. The opportunity that DineSmart provides to all of us to help raise awareness and work with our communities to help others has proved to be more than successful by obtaining the highest percentage of engagement and donations.”

Sam Christie

The Apollo, Cho Cho San

“We think it is important for business to give back – and DineSmart is such a simple way to effect meaningful change in people’s lives. ”

Nicole Papasavas


“We love being part of DineSmart. It's a great concept that assists small, grassroots charities. It's simple to administer and all our customers are very supportive as it gives them an opportunity to contribute, that they may not of otherwise had.”

Nick Coulter - Hanoi Hannah, Tokyo Tina and Neptune

Nick Coulter

Hanoi Hannah, Tokyo Tina & Neptune

“DineSmart is an opportunity to raise funds and awareness. When most of the press around homelessness is focused on the lack of funding, while people are really suffering - it is great to be able to positively engage - and take practical action.”

Sean Kierce - Ladro & Ladro Tap

Sean Kierce

Ladro Fitzroy and Ladro TAP

“Through DineSmart we have helped to fund some fantastic local organisations that are literally a stone's throw from our restaurant. It's really great to be able to tell our customers exactly where the money goes, that it benfits local people.”

Nick Shelton

Nick Shelton

Broadsheet Media

“DineSmart is a fantastic initiative that Broadsheet has been proudly supporting for over 10 years. I encourage all restaurants to jump on board, and inspire your diners to help end homelessness.”

​DineSmart 2021 Venue Partners

Port Phillip Estate
Zia Rina’s Cucina
Ends and Means
Yum Sing House
Lagoon Dining
The Apollo
Punch Lane
Edwin Wine Bar
The Butter Factory Cafe
The Old Man and the Sea
Qahwa Espresso Bar and Coffee Roaster
Gaylord Indian Restaurant
New Quarter
Shepparton Brewery
Daylesford Cider
Tokyo  Tina
Cafe Sydney
Bar Liberty
Hanoi Hannah
Secolo Dining
Big Poppa’s
Daughter in Law
Izakaya Den
Stick It Grill
Hobsons Bay Hotel
Hotel Jesus
Lake House Daylesford
Farmer’s Daughters
Builders Arms Hotel
Hell of the North
Wolfe & Molone
Bob’s Boutique Bar
Chin Chin
Mrs Singh
Bill and Beats
Lemon Tree
La Cache a Vin
The Milkbar
Suq Restaurant
The Lobo
The Last Straw
Cho Cho San