Thank You Gala Dinner

An elegant, fun-filled soirée to say ‘Thank You’ to Liverpool’s finest

Now, we are in the privileged position to resume some of the activities we missed out on last year.

In response to the hardship faced by so many, and the valiant efforts from special members of our community, Liverpool City Council’s Charity Ball has been reimagined into a Thank You Gala Dinner acknolwedging and commending the local heroes and community organisations who have and continue to support the City after a year like no other.

The Thank You Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 12 November at the Liverpool Catholic Club. This will be a fun and exciting soirée combining fundraising with delicious food, live entertainment, and dancing.

Liverpool City Council Thank You Gala Dinner

Friday 12 November 2021, 6pm–11pm
Liverpool Catholic Club, 424-458 Hoxton Park Road, Prestons NSW 2170
Dress code: Black-tie

Delicious food, live entertainment, giveaways, and, of course, fundraising will still be on the menu with this year’s funds raised from the Thank You Gala Dinner going towards helping some of our most vulnerable in our community.

Tickets include canapés on arrival, an exclusive three-course dining experience, beverages package, live entertainment, and above all, a guarantee of a fantastic night on the town, all while supporting a worthwhile cause.

Ticket prices to the Thank You Gala Dinner are as follows:

$150 Early-bird ticket (until 31 May 2021)
$175 Full-price ticket
$1750 Table of Ten


If you have an event or sponsorship enquiry or wish to make a donation to our nominated organisations, please contact Strategic Events Lead Clara McGuirk on (02) 8711 7624 or email Sponsorships close 17 June 2021.

We thank you in advance for any support you can give.

Liverpool City Councillors have endorsed two organisations working in the Liverpool area to receive funds raised at Council’s Thank You Gala Dinner – CNA-Italian Australian Services and Welfare Centre (NSW) Inc. and The Salvation Army.

CNA Italian Australian logo

CNA-Italian Australian Services and Welfare Centre (NSW) Inc. provides crucial support for new migrants of all ages including centre-based care and social support for seniors of a culturally diverse background, an information service for new migrants and an Italian language and culture school for students from K-12.

Funds raised at the Thank You Gala Dinner will help them deliver a project to empower isolated and vulnerable seniors to live with greater independence while improving their wellbeing, teaching them skills in cooking, gardening and arts and crafts.


The Salvation Army works to feed and nourish the most vulnerable in our community through its breakfast and lunch service, as well as providing relief hampers to those facing extreme hardship or crisis.

Several prizes will be raffled on the night with proceeds being donated to The Salvation Army and CNA Italian Australian Services.

Major Prize

Purchase a ticket for $20 or three for $50 for a chance to win our grand prize - a luxury escape for two in an Italian-inspired medieval village courtesy of Guestlands valued at $2500.

The package includes:

  • Two nights B&B-style accommodation for two people (includes breakfast)
  • Complimentary Italian beer, wine, Prosecco and antipasto platter
  • Complimentary set menu dinner for two at A Chef Secrets at Berowra Waters
  • Ferrari drive experience with morning coffee from Australian Prestige Vehicles

Terms and conditions apply:

1. This prize is valid to redeem for one year until 12 November 2022.

2. This prize cannot be redeemed from 15 Dec 2021 to 30 Jan 2022.

3. Accommodation is strictly for two people (excludes pets and children)

Guestlands raffle prize

Raffle Hampers 

There will also be signature prize hampers (valued up to $1500) to win with raffle tickets on sale for $10. More information to come.

Thank you to our sponsors for their support in bringing this event to life:

Diamond Sponsor

Liverpool Catholic Club

Silver Sponsor


University of Wollongong

Event Partners

Cool Sounds

Monica Rose Creations

Anne Stanley MP

Is this an 18+ event?

Yes, this is a ticketed event for people 18 and over.

How much are tickets?

$150 Early-bird ticket (until 31 May)
$175 Full price ticket
$1750 Table of Ten

Where can I buy tickets?

Click here to purchase tickets.

What time can I arrive?

The event starts at 6pm and finishes at 11pm.

Is there parking? / How do I get there?

There is free parking at the venue as well as a passenger drop-off zone.

Please be responsible if you are drinking and driving. Consider getting a taxi or using a rideshare service to get home safely.

Alternatively, book a night at Mercure Sydney Liverpool for yourself and any guests. Event attendees will receive a 12 percent discount courtesy of the hotel.

Is there disabled access / parking at this event?

Limited accessible parking is located close to the venue entry. Email to reserve your space.

Are there ATMs at the venue?

There are ATMs located at the venue. You will also be able to purchase beverages and participate in fundraising activity using a debit or credit card.

Are there vegan / vegetarian / gluten-free options?

Please ensure you include details of any dietary requirements for you or your guests when booking tickets. If you have already booked tickets, please contact us at to advise of any dietary requirements.

Can I smoke at the event?

Smoking, including by way of electronic cigarettes or vaporisers, is only permitted in the designated smoking area.

Will I be searched upon entry?

Please check our ‘prohibited items’ list below to ensure you are aware of what not to bring to our event.

For safety reasons, Council staff, event crew and security reserve the right to check your bags upon entry and during the event and will confiscate any prohibited items such as alcohol.

What items are prohibited?

Items prohibited at the Thank You Gala Dinner include:

  • Alcohol and illicit substances of any kind;
  • Glass bottles, glassware or breakable containers;
  • Weapons of any kind, including any item that can be used as a projectile;
  • Knives or scissors;
  • Cameras and recording devices for commercial use (unless approved by Council); and
  • Other items deemed by security or event coordinators as having potential to cause injury or public nuisance.

Can I take photos / film at the event?

Photos can be taken for personal use. Professional photography (including the use of tripods for safety reasons) will not be permitted on the night without prior consent from Liverpool City Council’s Communications team. Contact Kirsty Timsans Liverpool City Council Communications Officer, if you have any queries –

Media accreditation?

Media are requested to contact Kirsty Timsans, Liverpool City Council Communications Officer, to receive accreditation to photograph, film or run interviews at the event –

Can my business sponsor the event?

Our major events, including the Thank You Gala Dinner, provide the perfect opportunity for organisations, businesses and media to align their brands with ours.

Be part of a thriving city that continues to attract positive media attention for its innovation, growth and development.

Sponsorship applications are open until 17 June 2021. Click here to view our sponsorship tiers and email the Events team at if you would like to sponsor our event.

I can’t make this event, but still wish to make a donation.

If you are unable to join us but still wish to support our nominated organisations, please contact Strategic Events Lead Clara McGuirk on 8711 7624 or email

Who can I contact if I have any further questions?

You can drop a line to the Events team at

Major events including Thank You Gala Dinner offer an optimal for opportunity organisations, businesses, and media to align their brands with ours in a myriad of ways.

Supporting this year’s event will ensure exposure to a wide cross-section of Liverpool and Greater Sydney communities and consumers and put your brand front and centre of the Thank You effort for some of the most deserving members of our community.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship packages range from under $2000 to $30,000, providing varying opportunities to support in a way that suits your organisation.

Sponsorship applications are open until 17 June 2021. Click here to view our sponsorship tiers and email the Events team at if you would like to sponsor our event.

Prize Donations

Council welcomes donations to be used as prizes for the official Thank You’ Gala Dinner raffle. Please email the Events team at with a description of the product/s you wish to donate.

Buy tickets or make a donation

Tickets are $175 per individual ticket and $1750 for a Table of Ten (early-bird tickets are $150 per person and are available to purchase until 31 May 2021).

If you are unable to join us but still wish to support our nominated organisations, please contact Strategic Events Lead Clara McGuirk on (02) 8711 7624 or email are tax-deductible.

In 2019, the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research received $50,000 from Liverpool City Council Charity Ball proceeds, supporting their student-focused programs.

The Charity Ball took inspiration from the beauty, bustle and bright lights of Tokyo, Japan. More than 300 guests were treated to a swathe of delicious Japanese-influenced food, beverages and live entertainment, including taiko drumming.