About The Ball

When: 2 September 2017 – Doors open from 6:45pm and close at Midnight

Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The Defence Charity Ball has been held annually since 2007, and all proceeds go towards funding the continuing work of Legacy. It is an opportunity for members of the general public, the corporate world, and the Australian Defence Force to come together for an evening of entertainment in the name of a good cause.

2017 to be our best one yet! Here's what we have lined up for you:

• Army, Navy and RAAF Displays
• Money can’t buy auction items
• Variety entertainment
• Beauty bar on site
• RAAF Puppies in training 

Find out who's going and invite your friends on Facebook.

Shelley Craft


Shelley Craft is arguably one of Australia’s most popular television presenters.

Starting out at Seven’s children’s program, Saturday Disney, Shelley has gone on host some of Australia’s most successful lifestyle programs and specials including: Channel Nine’s Australia’s Funniest Home Videos, The Great Outdoors, Guinness World Records and hit renovation series, Domestic Blitz as well as covering numerous sporting events for Channel Seven including Sydney 2000 Olympics, 2002 XIX Winter Olympics, Melbourne Cup for six years running and the Australian Tennis Open.

This all led to her landing her to her current role, as the co-host of ratings smashing Channel Nine series The Block.

Outside of commitments for Nine, Shelley has lent her credibility and trusted profile to well-known brands such as Banana Boat, Swisse, Kellogg’s, Milo, AMP, Trip a Deal, and The Natural Chip Co. Her flare for design has also seen her take on an ambassador role for Pillow Talk, Tint a Home and Carpet Court.

Shelley is also an ambassador for the NBCF and Assist A Sister and an advocate for Lifeline as well as lending her support to Planet Ark, National Tree Day, Jeans for Genes Day, The Smith Family and The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Shelley is a superior communicator, widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s most accomplished MCs and interviewers.

Shelley resides in Byron Bay with her husband Christian and their two children Milla & Eadie.


Our Menu On The Night


Pricing Options

** To be eligible for the Defence personnel ticket price, a PMKeyS OR service number must be included against the guest’s name on your booking form.

Immediate family members are also eligible for this discount- please use same PMKeyS OR service number OR if you are an ex-serving Defence personnel member then you are also entitled to this discounted ticket price.

Note: Children & Minors – In the interest of safety and general business practice, no minors (under the age of 18) will be permitted to the Ball.

Frequently asked questions

How do I book a table?Nominate 1 person to be the organiser for your group and that person will make the booking online and collate all monies. Only one (1) payment is appreciated for table bookings.
What is the dress code?For Military guests;
Winter or Summer Mess Kit.
For Civilian guests;
black tie or evening wear.
Can I book accommodation?Rydges Southbank
When do I receive the tickets?Your tickets will be etickets and will be emailed to you, approximately two weeks prior to the event date. You will receive confirmation of your booking within 48hrs.


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Legacy Families

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Caring for young families

Legacy is committed to helping young families through bereavement and providing them with new opportunities in life

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Caring for Children

Legacy has a long history of nurturing the development of children of veterans, with a special priority given to education and development

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Support for ageing

Through our programs in support of the ageing, Legacy aims to provide comfort and security to those who find themselves alone and vulnerable. We are committed to helping older widow’s live full and happy lives despite their loss.

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Support for People with Disabilities 

At Legacy, we believe that people with disabilities have an inherent right to the same opportunities as others. Legacy supports our dependants with disabilities with a program focused on enduring care

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