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Sydney - Military Pride Ball 2019

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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 fifth 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.

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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 PwC Australia - a Platinum Tier employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index.


Early-bird Initial Release (SOLD OUT)
ORs/Junior NCOs - $120.00
Regular Tickets - $135.00

Second Release (SOLD OUT)
ORs/Junior NCOs - $125.00
Regular Tickets - $145.00

Final Release (Hurry! Only a few left)
ORs/Junior NCOs - $135.00
Regular Tickets - $155.00


** Special dietary requirements are not guaranteed for tickets purchased after 20 September 2019

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.



The Shangri-La is offering attendees of the ball parking for the evening at a rate of $44.00 when you depart prior to 0300h and then the cost is $58.00 with exit until 1400h the following day.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance available:

Active reserve, part-time or full-time ADF members, including family members with diverse sexual orientation and gender who would like to attend but are in financial hardship, please click here to let us know your situation. Our team will evaluate your circumstances to determine whether we are able to provide financial assistance to you.



As a charity DEGLIS relies on the support of our members and the community to provide critical services to the Defence LGBTI community, Defence Senior Leadership Group as well as to families and friends.

If your business (or a business you know) is interested in supporting the ongoing efforts of DEFGLIS, purchasing a corporate table or a higher level of sponsorship might be a fantastic option for you!

All corporate tables includes the following benefits:

  • Premium table for 10
  • Corporate Branding on Table
  • High Resolution Images of the night

If you are interested in a bespoke sponsorship arrangement please email the events team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsor the Ball Now!

Event Properties

Event Date 05-Oct-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 05-Oct-2019 11:00 pm
Cut off date 04-Oct-2019 10:00 pm
Individual Price $155.00 (Discount available for NCOs)
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