Fundraising on the Day

We have a range of amazing auction and raffle items for you to bid on during the day to support our cause. Additionally, we hope you will also consider supporting our giving pledge to create more opportunities for young Australians experiencing disadvantage to access our life-changing programs.

Please note: This is a cash-free event. All payments must be made by credit card or cheque, and no change will be available on the day. We will also have QR codes with direct payment links to support you in processing your payments.

See below to view a selection of our lottery and auction items.

French Riverside Retreat tickets now selling for $50

On the day we will draw our French Riverside Retreat lottery! The lucky winner will win a stay for six nights in an apartment nestled along the serene banks of the Dordogne River, along with a $4,000 travel voucher to cover flights and transfers for two people. Click below to find out more:

Pre-purchase your lottery tickets now

Lottery licence no: M14490

Live and Silent Auction

Thanks to the generous donations of our auction donors, we have an incredible range of auction items including exclusive dinners, stunning art pieces, spectacular getaways, and more.

Click here to view the auction catalogue

Silent Auction Platform

This year, our silent auction will be online, using the platform Givergy. You can create an account via the link below. Auction items will be available for viewing and pre-event bidding from Friday 10 November, but keep checking back as new items will be uploaded regularly!

Register for the silent auction platform here

Jan Owen | Guest Speaker

A vision of an inclusive, imaginative and courageous world finds Jan advising on strategy and innovation to CEO’s around the globe; keynoting and providing thought leadership on child and youth advocacy, the future of work, the next generation workforce and the transformation of education and learning.

Jan is currently the Founder & Principal of AdaptabilityQ; co-Chair, Learning Creates Australia; co-Convenor, the Foyer Consortium; and co-Founder of a new entrepreneurial venture in healthy ageing, Be Well. 

Her work includes: building and convening multi sector alliances; campaigns and advocacy on the rights of children and young people around the globe; strategy, innovation design and leadership on the future of education, work and entrepreneurship; facilitating community, business, government and philanthropic investment and partnerships.

Jan’s prior executive leadership roles include CEO, Foundation for Young Australians; Executive Director, Social Ventures Australia; Founder & CEO, the CREATE Foundation. 

She currently serves on the Boards of Cool Australia; Global Village Schools; Innovation Unit Australia & New Zealand; Save the Children Impact Fund; World Economic Forum, Global Future Council on Education & Skills.

Jan has been the recipient of many Awards including named one of Australia’s True Leaders in 2018; the Inaugural Australian Financial Review and Westpac Woman of Influence in 2012 for leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship; membership to the Order of Australia in 2000 for services to the Australian community; is a Peter Drucker Foundation Fellow; and RSA Fellow.

Jan has been awarded two honorary Doctorates from the University of Sydney and Murdoch University in Perth, is host of the New Work Bites podcast and author of Every Childhood Lasts a Lifetime (1996) and The Future Chasers (2014)

Other Event Information

Dress code

Day dress and lounge suit. Part of the event will be held on the lawn and as such, stiletto heels are discouraged.

Car parking

Limited parking is available on Edwin Terrace, with additional parking available on adjacent streets or in the overflow parking at Wilderness School, Gate 29, Northcote Terrace. You can view the campus map here.


This is a cash-free event. All on-day purchases may be made electronically via EFT or through a tap-and-go system.

Physical tickets are not being issued for this event

Please be advised that the property is smoke- and drug-free.

Presenting Partners

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