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Sydney Peace Prize Gala Dinner

Join us at the Sydney Peace Prize Gala Dinner to honour our 2021 recipient, the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The Gala Dinner is the Sydney Peace Foundation’s annual fundraising celebration. This historic event offers you and your guests an intimate opportunity to hear from the 2021 recipients and key drivers of the Statement, Pat Anderson AO, Professor Megan Davis and Noel Pearson in conversation with leading journalist Narelda Jacobs.

Leading First Nations performers and entertainers will come together to honour the Uluru Statement, and you will experience Australia’s only Indigenous hatted chef, Clayton Donovan’s stunning fine dining menu.

This year, we have had unprecedented demand for tables. We are moving the Gala Dinner to the beautiful surrounds of Carriageworks to ensure as many of you can attend as possible (in a Covid-safe way!).

Don’t miss this once-in-a-life-time opportunity to come together with friends and colleagues, honour this historic offering of peace in our nation and join us in calling for real change for First Nations Peoples.

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Uluru Statement from the Heart will receive the 2021 Sydney Peace Prize “For bringing together Australia’s First Nations peoples around a clear and comprehensive agenda for healing and peace within our Nation and delivering self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, that enables Australia to move into the future united and confident.”

Receiving the Prize on behalf of the movement will be Alyawarre woman Pat Anderson AO, Cobble Cobble woman Professor Megan Davis and Guugu Yimidhirr man Noel Pearson.

Learn more about The Statement

The Sydney Peace Prize Gala Dinner is the Foundation’s annual fundraising event, and your attendance will help us continue awarding the Sydney Peace Prize to recognise and support global leaders to continue our work recognising and advocating for global peace and justice.

Guests will once again be offered the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind treasures such as meaningful experiences, artworks and bespoke jewellery in our silent auction.

We are offering a limited number of Corporate Tables at this year’s Gala Dinner.

Partnering with us is an opportunity for your company to make a tangible and public statement of your support for reconciliation and the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Your clients, partners and staff will be reminded of the commitment that your company has to reconciliation, acknowledgement, and reform.

Corporate tables receive:

  • A branded table for ten
  • Logo recognition in the Gala Dinner program
  • Logo recognition on the scrolling slides throughout the event
  • Five VIP tickets to the Award Ceremony and Lecture – on Thursday 17 March

To discuss this exciting opportunity with our Executive Director, email Susan Biggs

Event Details

Pre-dinner drinks will be served at 6pm for 6:30pm start. 

Dress code: Fabulously Formal

We are committed to creating an accessible event for all our guests. Carriageworks is an accessible venue, see further information on site access, facilities and services.  If you have specific accessibility needs please contact us on 0403 863 607 or email

Your health, safety and wellbeing is extremely important to us. We are closely following all NSW Government health guidelines and will continue to update our procedures to comply with the Public Health orders prevailing at the time of our events. Our venue partners are registered COVID Safe Businesses with the NSW Government. Read more about our COVID-19 Event Policy.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-life-time opportunity to attend the Sydney Peace Prize Gala Dinner honouring the Uluru Statement from the Heart!

General Admission Tables on sale from Monday 11 October at 9am
Corporate Tables and Pre-Sale Tables on sale now!

Guest Speakers, Journalists and Performers

Ms Pat Anderson AO is an Alyawarre woman known nationally and internationally as a powerful advocate for the health of Australia’s First Peoples. She has extensive experience in Aboriginal health, including community development, policy formation and research ethics. She has served as co-chair of the Referendum Council, is the current Chairperson of the Remote Area Health Corporation, and the Chairperson of the Lowitja Institute. Ms Anderson is the inaugural Patron of WoSSCA, the Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia. She was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2014 for distinguished service to the Indigenous community as a social justice advocate.

Professor Megan Davis is a Cobble Cobble woman and Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law at UNSW. She is Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court and was recently appointed the Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law. She was a member of the Referendum Council and the Experts Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples in the Constitution; was an expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2011-2016); and is currently a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous peoples.

Mr Noel Pearson comes from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale on south eastern Cape York Peninsula. He is a lawyer, founder and Director of Strategy of the Cape York Partnership and founder and Co-Chair of Good to Great Schools Australia.  He also co-founded the Cape York Land Council, and helped to establish Apunipima Health Council, Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation and Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships. Mr Pearson served as a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians and the Referendum Council.

Clayton Donovan is a proud Gumbaynggirr and Bundalung man. Donovan is Australia’s only hatted Indigenous chef, native food specialist, television presenter, forager, OzHarvest Ambassadoe, bush tucker champion, motivational speaker, restaurateur and punk rocker. His Janning Tree fine dining restaurant was awarded Good Food Guide Hats in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in recognition of his creative contemporary menu with an artistic Indigenous twist. As a young chef Donovan was ahead of his time, introducing native Australian ingredients such as Kakadu plum, rosella and Lemon myrtle in the 1990’s while working alongside Head Chef Kenneth Leung at the iconic Watermark Balmoral Beach. A renegade spirit with a genuine live for country, culture and food, Donovan has wowed audiences around the world with his innovative menus and invaluable knowledge for bush tucker foods. He is a national treasure and pretty handy on the guitar and drums too!

Narelda Jacobs is a proud Whadjuk Noongar journalist and presenter hailing from Boorloo/Perth now living on Gadigal Country in Sydney. Narelda Jacobs has been a journalist at Network 10 since 2000, spending 19 years in the Perth newsroom before heading to Studio 10 in Sydney. Narelda began her career at as a reporter and became presenter of 10 News First Perth in 2008. In January 2020Narelda joined the panel of Studio 10.  Narelda is a co-host of SBS’s Mardi Gras coverage and January 26 Sunrise Ceremony. She’s shared the stage with Prime Ministers, international leaders, humanitarian advocates and superstar artists. She’s passionate about promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and is on the board of the Walkley Foundation and Dame Changer. She’s a patron of Motor Neurone Disease Association WA and WA Aboriginal Leadership Institute and an ambassador of The Pinnacle Foundation.

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