Tickets are now available for Sienna’s Gala Dinner which will be taking place on Friday 1st March 2019 at MacLaurin Hall, University of Sydney.


Sienna’s Gala Dinner is about raising awareness and funds for neuroblastoma – an aggressive children’s cancer. The event first occurred in March 2010 and so far these dinners have raised over $410,000 for vital research. In 2019 our aim is to raise over $100,000 and that is why we need your support. Join us for dinner and help make a difference. Profits raised go towards supporting  neuroblastoma projects to find a cure.

Event Details

When: Friday, 1st March
Time: 6.30pm till 11.30pm
Where: MacLaurin Hall, University of Sydney
Dress code: Cocktail


Early bird pricing finishes on 31 December and tickets are limited.
  • Individual tickets – early bird price $185 (regular price – $200)
  • Tables of 10 – early bird price $1600 (regular price – $1750)
  • VIP Tables of 10 – early bird price $ 2750 (regular price – $3250)

A wonderful event for an important cause

280 guests will join us on the lawns in the Quadrangle at University of Sydney followed by a sit down three course meal with complimentary wine in The MacLaurin Hall.

Mark Beretta The event will be hosted by Channel 7 Sports Presenter Mark Beretta.

Mark Beretta is Australia’s most watched Sports Presenter. He is also an author, engineer, 10-times Australian water ski champion, Dancing With The Stars contestant, and marathon bike rider. As sports guru for the Seven Network’s Sunrise program, he has been watched by almost half a million Australians every day.

Highly regarded amongst sport presenters and commentators, Mark has covered almost every major international event over 20 years in sports journalism.

Amelia Farrugia We are delighted to announce opera singer Amelia Farrugia will be performing at Sienna’s Gala Dinner.

Amelia Farrugia is regarded as one of the brightest stars of opera in Australia. Amelia has had a highly successful and varied Australian and International career in Opera, Music Theatre, Symphony Concert, Recital, Corporate Events, Large-Scale Outdoor Events, Recording and Television.

Amelia Farrugia’s auspicious debut solo recording, Joie de vivre! was released by Universal Music Australia in December 2005 and released in the UK in October 2006. Recorded in the UK with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Briger, Joie de vivre! was nominated for a Classical Aria Award in 2006. The first Australian solo artist to record on the prestigious Decca label since Dame Joan Sutherland in 1959, Amelia is the founder and owner of Sydney Sings Pty Ltd. and s currently on the Faculty of the University of Sydney, teaching at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School.

One of Sydney’s premiere event bands, “HYPE BAND” will be performing at Sienna’s Gala Dinner. Fronted by Sydney’s leading female vocalist Lara Parker Kent and Hype Duos lead vocalist Greg Weir there is no better act in Sydney’s music scene. They will be playing a number of sets made up of the best classic rock, 80’s 90’s & NOW songs.

Hype Band

The sumptuous dinner will be prepared by Sydney’s premier and Gold Licenced Forte Catering who were the finalists for the “Best Wedding Caterer” & “Best Event Caterer” at the NSW RCA Awards in 2018.


Details on the auctions and raffles will be added to this page on 9 February 2019.

Please contact if you would like to donate any items.

About Sienna

In 2008 Sienna was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, she was just 9 months old. After 7 months of gruelling treatments Sienna responded well. The tumour was successfully removed and Sienna was in remission. In late 2009 Sienna relapsed and after a very brave fight and more treatment Sienna tragically lost her battle on the 3 February 2010. Sienna is the daughter of Neuroblastoma Australia President, Lucy Jones and her husband Oliver.

About Neuroblastoma Australia

This event is run by Neuroblastoma Australia, a registered charity founded by Sienna’s parents and other families with children affected by the disease. The charity received GDR tax deductible status in 2014 and has raised over $1.4 million for research.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsors help us to produce wonderful events and maximise our ability to pass on the funds we raise directly to research partners such as the Children’s Cancer Institute.

If you, or your business, would like to support Sienna’s Gala Dinner please contact

Download our sponsorship pack here

Our partners

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Neuroblastoma Australia
Suite 1,
337-441 Pacific Highway,
Crows Nest NSW 2065
0406 991 606
Neuroblastoma Australia Incorporated is a registered charity with GDR Status . ABN 74 173 375 414.