This auction coincides with The Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery Midwinter Ball 2017. The Midwinter Ball is unique. It is the highlight of the social schedule of the National Capital, and a major attraction nationally with tickets always in great demand.
The Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery is very proud of the charity dimension of the Midwinter Ball, carefully selecting different recipients each year. With the help of generous corporate support and an online auction with eBay, the ball has raised almost $3.5 million for charity to date. Over the years, the Foundation has raised money for a variety of organisations including the Luke Batty Foundation, Rare Cancers Australia, Soldier On, The Indigenous Reading Project, Lifeline Australia, Spinal Cure Australia, Open Family Australia, The Newborn Intensive Care Foundation, the Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program and The Fred Hollows Foundation.