On Saturday, Wollongong doctor Javed Badyari will spend his 41st consecutive night sleeping in Wollongong mall to draw attention to the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.
And despite battling gale-force winds, the bitter cold and, at times, the drunken antics of some late-night mall visitors, there's no plan to stop what he's termed the 'Indefinite Sleepout to end Indefinite Detention'.
He's got a lot of support too - with like-minded doctors, nurses, paramedics, social workers, allied health professional and medical students signing up to a rotating roster for the sleepout.
Their goals align with the Doctors for Refugees group and are two-fold.
Firstly they're advocating for the onshore processing of all those seeking asylum in Australia, with detention only for security and health checks and to not exceed 45 days.
They also want to see a more speedy processing of refugee determination, and bridging visas including community housing, employment rights, access to Medicare and welfare payments to be available to all asylum seekers regardless of how they arrived.
"Broadly speaking our goals are to raise awareness and draw attention to the current inhumane treatment of our refugees and to inspire others to advocate for positive change," Dr Badyari said.
It's not been easy - Dr Badyari for instance has to balance his humanitarian efforts with his 'day job' within Wollongong Hospital's emergency department. But there's been plenty of positive feedback for their cause.
"We have had to endure the extremes of the weather with some nights of gale force winds and bucketing rains, others with freezing temperatures," he said.
"Besides the weather, we also face the challenges of rowdy pub nights and the incessant banter and drunken antics that flow into all hours of the morning.
"Though we have attracted some curious attention from passersby in this setting, we have never felt threatened and there has been no animosity towards us.
"We have been really overwhelmed by the amount of local support we have received. Many passersby often pop in for a chat and in some cases even try and offer donations or food."
Yet the best feedback has come from those the group is aiming to support
"The most rewarding and energising fruit that has come out of our sleepout so far has been receiving many messages from refugees across Australia, and even offshore," he said.
"Both hearing their stories of suffering and hardship as well as their hope and faith in what we are doing, gives us the inspiration to keep going."
But the biggest challenge for Dr Badyari hasn't been the physical test but the mental one - not knowing how long he'll be foregoing the comforts of a warm bed and secure roof over his head. But that's exactly the point.
"Sleeping out with no clear end in sight, though no comparison to the hardships our fellow refugees face, has given us a taste of how dehumanising indefinite detention must be," he said.
"We have pledged to keep our sleepout going for however long is required to finally put an end to indefinite detention, which we know is so harmful to physical and especially mental health.
"Australians are such generous and caring people and yet this is not reflected in our refugee policies.
"Our hope in showcasing sacrifice and solidarity with our fellow refugees, is that we may counter the stigma of fear and hatred associated with them, instead with compassion and love."