Doctors, medical staff and activists have dealt with the cold, extreme heat, smoke, storms and more in the long road to marking 200 nights of a peaceful protest in Wollongong.
The group are trying to bring attention to and are fighting against the indefinite detention of refugees on and offshore by sleeping outside indefinitely.
Founder of the cause, Wollongong doctor Javed Badyari said it was "bittersweet" to reach 200 nights.
"We started from an original group of healthcare workers but our community has grown to a determined group of refugee advocates from all walks of life," he said.
"We have pledged to continue sleeping out for as long as it takes to reverse our shameful policy of indefinite detention.
"We gathered on Friday to propel our message to the wider community. It has been 200 nights for us but people in detention have spent up to seven years in facilities. We are doing out little bit to make that change."
Dr Badyari said it was inhumane to give refugees no end date for their detention.
"Even if the refugees are up to day 1000 it might as well be day zero for them because there is no end in sight," he said. "It is detrimental to their mental health."
Dr Badyari's protest is targeting all Australians, as he believes it is up to the people to put political pressure on the government to end the policy.
"We are appealing to the hearts of Australians and encouraging them to influence their politicians," he said.
Dr Badyari, who has slept outside for about 80 per cent of the nights, said he had woken up sore many mornings but he hopes his and other activists' actions showed a solidarity with refugees.
"We are voluntarily taking on this bit of suffering, which does not compare to refugees," he said.
"Hopefully our actions speak louder than words."
Dr Badyari said the group had grown to include more activists who were willing to sleep out.
"Our message is, we have not lost faith in our cause and we are determined to not go anywhere until those who remain in indefinite detention are released," he said.
"We are calling on the community to take up our cause and join us in this peaceful protest."