Some Awesome Hard Hat Events & Activities

The property and construction industry holds Hard Hat activities and events through the year to raise funds for homeless youth. Caring supporters from across the industry take time with their staff in construction sites and offices to find ways to come together and give back and help build homes for homeless youth across News South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

A huge thank you to everyone who’s worn a Hard Hat for the Property Industry Foundation. We appreciate your efforts to give back to homeless youth in our annual community fundraiser.

Host a Hard Hat Day

Scope Projects

In 2023, just their second year of participating in Hard Hat Day, Scope Projects achieved an extraordinary feat by bringing their community together and raising an impressive $30,000 for The Haven Project. Scope held a relaxed breakfast event at The Incinerator Café in Willoughby, NSW, where they invited their key subcontractors to join in the fun. The breakfast served not only as a gesture of appreciation to their hardworking team but also as a platform to rally support for homeless youth. The event was met with overwhelming generosity from their community. “We are thrilled to share that we raised over $30,000 for Hard Hat Day, the outpouring of support and generosity left us completely overwhelmed,” said Christina Paterson of Scope Projects.

Lloyd Group

In 2022, Lloyd Group along with its clients and subcontractors held its first Hard Hat BBQ at The International Maarif Schools of Australia: Gallipoli Campus construction site this year.

With the support of sponsors Proview Scaffolding and Just SkipsHeld, Lloyd Group  provided food and beverages to all workers and raised $1,200.

Dennis Family Corporation

Keeping their Hard Hat Day tradition alive for an incredible 15 years, the Dennis Family Corporation held their annual Hard Hat Day for homeless youth in 2023 with an end of financial year tax appeal that raised $8,500. Staff donated an hour from their June salary. “The passion and generosity shown by our people for this cause remains as strong as ever!” says Bert Dennis, Founding Chairman.

Thanks, team DFC!

Aurecon Group

The Aurecon Group held a BBQ and gold coin donation in the office for Hard Hat Day in 2022. Well done to the team of volunteers who coordinated a fantastic lunch!

AVID Property Group

Our valued national partners, AVID Property Group hosted two on-site Hard Hat BBQs in Victoria in 2023, raising $1850 for homeless youth. These breakfast and lunch events provided attendees with the opportunity to learn about the Foundation’s mission from Victorian State Manager Priscilla Heathwood. AVID’s commitment to assisting homeless youth in rebuilding their lives strongly aligns with their broader mission of fostering a more connected community.

Property Council of Australia

Thank you to the team at PCA for hosting our CEO Kate Mills and our National Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Claudia Ferrari at a national Hard Hat morning tea and a roundtable about youth homelessness in 2022.  It was a great opportunity to speak to staff across all the state on zoom and of course eat some scrumptious baked goods.

Rider Levett Bucknall

Rider Levett Bucknall held a hybrid tea and Hard Hat glam off in 2022! Taking ordinary site hard hats and crafting them into something that would for sure stick out on any site.

Trinity Interiors

Trinity Interiors took their interior experts outside for a site BBQ for a traditional Aussie sausage sambo in 2022. Now that is a classic Hard Hat!


Chalouhi celebrated the third annual Chalouhi Golden Bucket Raffle in 2023, held throughout September. This popular fundraiser raised an impressive $18,500 for homeless youth. The raffle featured major prizes totalling $5,200, taken home by three lucky winners. Big thanks to ticket buyers, prize contributors, and Chalouhi for digging deep for young people in need.


In a fun initiative, AECOM brought their team together to decorate a hard hat in support of Hard Hat Day in 2023. This was as part of their end of month social calendar to highlight the importance of the Foundation and its impact on at risk young people.

Kate Nixon

In a fun initiative, AECOM brought their team together to decorate a hard hat in support of Hard Hat Day in 2023. This was as part of their end of month social calendar to highlight the importance of the Foundation and its impact on at risk young people.

Taylor Construction

Taylor Construction held five lively Hard Hat BBQs across Sydney sites on the 25 August 2023, raising over $20,000 for the Property Industry Foundation. The flagship event at Rosebery Engine Yard included the Foundation’s Acting CEO Steve Gatt speaking about how a safe and secure home can have profound impact on vulnerable youth. These delicious BBQ lunches, generously sponsored by subcontractors, not only fuelled the cause but fostered connections within the construction and property community. “Team Taylor is passionate about its advocacy for this important, industry-led cause,” said Mark Taylor, Managing Director.


MPA held two impactful Hard Hat events in 2023. At their live site on Goulburn Street, MPA hosted a breakfast in partnership with Brookfield and Arcadia, giving subcontractors the chance to learn about the Foundation’s work. At their completed fit-out site in Barangaroo, another breakfast was organised in partnership with Westpac. Sub-contractors and the Westpac Property Team got the opportunity to hear about the Foundation and its impact on homeless young people through ongoing building projects and charity partners support programs. These events combined to raise nearly $8,587.


The SHAPE staff played online bingo for Hard Hat Day in 2022 and raised over $4,100 for homeless youth.