Brisbane Appeal Dinner 2015

  • Date

    16 May 2015
    5:45pm - 10:00pm
  • Location

    Hillstone St Lucia
    Carawa Street
    St Lucia QLD 4067
$89 per person
Full Tables of 10 = $800 (when booked & paid in one transaction)
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Event Update - 14 May 2015

Excitement is ramping up for this Saturday's dinner - we can't wait to celebrate with more than 280 people! To ensure that everything runs smoothly we've outlined a few key details below. We encourage you to preview the parking map below AND to peruse all the auction items outlined in the Dinner Guide below too... you'll love this year's premier auction experience!

1. Auction Item preview

We’re so thrilled to be able to present our best auction list ever! Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters we have more than 40 silent auction items and 8 incredible live auction items to choose from. In particular, we're excited to be able to offer an exclusive Barossa experiences for four people that has been made possible through the connections of Tyson Stelzer and the generosity of Charles Melton Wines, Jacobs Creek, Peter Lehmann Wines and Penfolds - check it out!

Dinner Guide including Auction Items

2. Venue Address and Parking
There is good onsite parking but we are expecting over 280 people so you might like to consider car-pooling where possible.

Street map for Hillstone

Venue map

3. All the Formal Elements completed by 9:30pm… and then we’re dancing!

We hope to have all the formal elements of the night completed by 9:30pm so that guests who need to leave early can. But for those that can stay we’re looking forward to testing out the dance floor with some great live music until 10:30pm. The venue is open until 11pm and you and your guests are invited to stay and socialise as long as you like.

4. Donations not tax-deductible

Dinner guests will be given a number of different ways to support LYQ on the night (silent auction, live auction, one-off donation, monthly donation). We must advise that donations made at the Brisbane Appeal Dinner will not be tax-deductible.


Young Lives - Shining Brighter

We invite you to join us on Saturday 16 May 2015 as we celebrate all that God is doing through our ministry and we partner in growing that influence further! The support we receive through our Brisbane Appeal Dinner will help us to share the Good News about Jesus with more than 11,000 young lives this year. So register your attendance today, invite your friends to fill a table of ten, and join us as we help young lives to shine brighter!

Great speakers, incredible company, tasty food and lots of fun!

Just like the exciting programs that we facilitate with young people, our Brisbane Appeal Dinner is lots of fun!

A highlight of every Brisbane Appeal Dinner is the contribution of our speakers. This year guests will hear from Hon. Warren Truss MP, The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (see below for more info). Guests will also get to hear from young people who have been impacted through the ministry of LYQ. 

Our dinner guests enjoy the chance to make new friends and catch-up with old mates. Most of our guests are connected in some way to the Lutheran community either through involvement in our ministry or through our churches, schools and care services. For some of our long-term supporters its a chance to reminisce about old times shared on camp together!

A key part of every Brisbane Appeal Dinner is the food and this year is no different! Dinner guests are in for a treat this year with scruptious nibbles on arrival and a two course meal complimented by a great selection of wine (thanks Wine Press!) and beer. The beautiful Hillstone venue is sure to add to the atmosphere too.

In between making new friends and enjoying some great food there will also be chances to have fun placing bids on the silent and live auctions. At the end of the night guests can test out the dance floor or sit back and enjoy the live band.

Making a serious difference!

Not only do we have lots of fun at the Brisbane Appeal Dinner, we also contribute to an incredible ministry that makes this kind of difference...

I've come to realise my worth and value as a person

LYQ is priveleged to share the Good News about Jesus with more than 11,000 young people through our camping ministries, leadership training programs and church support work. Thanks to the generous support of our past and present ministry partners we've been blessed to double the influence of this incredible ministry since 2007. Our Brisbane Appeal Dinner plays an important role in ensuring that we can continue to introduce children and teenagers to a God who loves them, encourage them in their faith and give them the opportunity to shine brighter.

Can't make it this year? You can still help!

You can still help to make a difference even if you can't join us at the Brisbane Appeal Dinner. You can support this important ministry by praying for the young lives we impact, telling your friends about this great work and making a financial contribution. Together we can help more young people know...

I've been made perfect

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Hillsone, Carawa St, St Lucia - Maps

We hope these maps help you to plan your attendance to our Brisbane Appeal Dinner.

Road Map

Venue Building Map


Guest Speaker - Hon. Warren Truss MP

The Hon. Warren Truss MP is Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. He is also the longest serving leader of any political party in the Federal Parliament, having become Leader of The Nationals in 2007. A third generation farmer from the Kumbia district near Kingaroy in Queensland, Mr Truss is also well known in the Lutheran community from his time as the National President of the Rural Youth Organisation and President of the Lutheran Youth of Queensland. Join us for this unique chance to hear from the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Note: Bishop John Henderson who was scheduled to be our Guest speaker can no longer attend.

Major Sponsor



We are proud to have Ellerfield Accounting and Financial Planning as our Major Sponsor for the Brisbane Appeal Dinner 2015. Please take the time to visit their site to discover how they can help you maximise your financial future. We encourage you to support the companies that support us.

Silver Sponsors

Please take the time to visit the websites of Westpac (, Telstra ( and Peter Grant Orthodontis (

Bronze Sponsor


Auction Item Donors

We are extremely grateful for the incredible businesses that have donated an incredible array of products and services for our Brisbane Appeal Dinner. Your generousity is astounding - thank you!