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Sydney - Military Pride Ball 2018

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The Military Pride Ball is the main event for the Defence LGBTI community, families, friends and allies to celebrate achievement and champion inclusion with distinguished leaders from Defence and the community. Now in its forth year, the event promotes a safe workplace for everyone, professional networking and exchange of best-practice ideas.

By bringing this sector of the community together, we seek to generate a culture of inclusive leadership and promote visible support for LGBTI people in the workplace. The gathering is the only annual event of its kind that provides a significant opportunity for LGBTI personnel and families to hear from senior leadership.

The Military Pride Ball is the annual fund-raising event for DEFGLIS, and is open to everyone not just our uniformed members. So grab your friends, family and colleagues and get ready for a night to remember.

The majestic Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney will be the home of our flagship event this year.

There are 12 to a table so if you are organising a group, or to discuss sponsorship, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a faster registration process.

Platinum Tier Sponsor 

PwC Colour

The Military Pride Ball is proudly supported by PwC Australia, our platinum tier sponsor. 

Gold Tier Sponsors

PID 150x150Proud supporters of the DEFGLIS LGBTI Awards for Excellence


A proud DEFGLIS member company

Silver Tier Sponsors


Bronze Tier Sponsors


Official Partners

StartOut - matching you with a role model to help you navigate diverse sexuality and gender

GayNation - our media partner delivering local and international news,
entertainment, fashion, travel, health and fitness for the gay community

Shangri-La Hotels - our official hotel partner


Winter mess kit for military members, or dress to impress! (As a guide we suggest black tie or formal evening wear)

This event is proudly supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers - a Platinum Tier employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

We are also proud to partner with Defence Pride - an LGBTI and Ally network for Defence employees.


Initial Release (SOLD OUT)
ORs/Junior NCOs - $119.00

Regular Tickets - $139.00

Second Release (SOLD OUT)

Final Release
ORs/Junior NCOs - $129.00 (limited)
Regular Tickets - $149.00

** Special dietary requirements are not guaranteed for tickets purchased after 28 September 2018

ORs & JNCO special

Junior NCOs and ORs - Limited quantity of discounted tickets are available!

There are a limited quantity of discounted tickets available to active reserve, part-time or full time ADF Junior NCOs and ORs below the rank of SGT/PO. You must have an active DRN e-mail address in order to qualify. Please provide your eligibility details during registration. Please note that when the limited quantity has sold out, this option and this notice will be removed.

Event Properties

Event Date 06-Oct-2018 6:30 pm
Event End Date 06-Oct-2018 11:00 pm
Cut off date 06-Oct-2018 10:00 pm
Individual Price

Sydney - Shangri La Hotel
176 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Sydney - Shangri La Hotel
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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