THE annual Aurora Ball is one of Sydney’s premiere events and amidst much anticipation, this year’s theme was announced to a packed room of long time supporters.

The Aurora Group is a charity, raising funds to disburse to LGBTI organisations and its annual ball is a massive fundraiser.

At an intimate event on Oxford St last night Aurora chair Alison King announced the theme of this year’s ball would be “Menagerie”, inviting guests to uncage their “fabulous inner animal”.

“We want to celebrate the exotic and unique creatures in our community – we want guests to showcase their animal instincts,” she said.

“Whether it’s the subtle flash of a feather or a full scaled suit, we can’t wait to see what twist our guests bring to their outfits.”

The Aurora Ball will be held at Sydney Town Hall on Saturday, June 18 and funds raised on the night go to support organisations like Aurora’s main grant recipient, Twenty10 incorporating the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service.

In the past year Aurora also disbursed $30,000 to six other community organisations including, the Inner City Legal Centre, through their Small Grants Program.

The Aurora Ball will feature a line up of entertainment which will be revealed over the coming weeks, as well as a three course fine dining menu.

Tickets to the ball are $245 and are on sale now. Corporate and community tables are also available. Tickets are limited, and booking early is strongly recommended due to quick sellouts in the past.

Building on high demand from previous years, Aurora is again offering a discounted table to guests aged 30 and under who have never been to an Aurora Ball before. 10 tickets will be made available at a reduced rate of $160 so that younger members of the community can attend.

For bookings people should email [email protected] or call 0448 405 642. Further information is available at

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