Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner is our annual opportunity to celebrate remarkable global Australians in person, with our 2023 event being held at the prestigious Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf. As a non-profit organisation, the Gala Dinner is an opportunity to raise funds to deliver important Advance programs supporting our next generation of leaders, Australians working overseas and returning Australians.

The 2023 Gala is a celebration of the extraordinary global Australian’s recognised at our 2022 Global Australian Awards and a chance to network with attendees from a range of corporate, government and not-for-profit backgrounds.

See our full event program here.

Performance by some of the best musicians in Australia!

Andrew Blanch

Andrew Blanch is a guitarist that has carved out his own path with a musical vision that values both the tradition and the inherent potential of this continuingly evolving artform. Read more.

Emily Granger

US-born harpist Emily Granger has firmly established herself in the Australian concert scene, with a busy schedule as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Read more

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is a Sydney-based saxophonist who can be frequently seen performing in chamber (Nexas Quartet), orchestral (Sydney Symphony) and solo settings. Read more.

GameChanger Summit

Exclusive to Gala Attendees only, this valuable event will bring together some of Australia’s greatest global and local innovators. With industry leaders and decision makers participating, the Summit will take a deep dive into topics that are important for Australia, namely critical technologies and decarbonisation, and the globally competitive skills required to grow these industries.

Kindly hosted by ACS
Level 27, Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney NSW 2000

With Special Guests…

The Hon Ed Husic MP

As the Federal Minister for Industry and Science and the Member for Chifley, The Hon Ed Husic MP is a passionate advocate for jobs, education, infrastructure, healthcare and innovation.  Read more.

Leith Greenslade (Video-streamed)

2021 Social Impact Awardee and Global Australian of the Year. Leith Greenslade is a passionate advocate for the empowerment of women and children and founder of JustActions LLC. Read more

Nicola Hazell (Facilitator)

Nicola Hazell is social innovator, board director and tech ecosystem leader, committed to placing gender equality at the centre of the global innovation agenda. Read more

Discussion Leads

Learn more about our Summit here.