Brisbane Appeal Dinner 2017

  • Date

    20 May 2017
    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)

Registrations are now closed.

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Event Update - 17/05/17

Excitement is ramping up for this Saturday's dinner - we can't wait to celebrate with more than 320 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 an amazing selection of live and silent auctions prepared for the evenin (from p16 of the Dinner Booklet downloadable below). In particular, we're excited to again 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 Langmeil, Yalumba, Peter Lehman Wines, Penfolds, Henschke Wines and Seppeltsfield.

Dinner Guide including Auction Items

2. Venue Address and Parking

There is good onsite parking but we are expecting over 320 people so you might like to consider arriving early or car-pooling where possible. You might also need to allow for some extra travel time (and pack an umbrella) if we get the predicted rain.

Street map for Hillstone

Venue map

3. All the Formal Elements completed by 9:30pm

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 you're welcome to enjoy the great live music, mingle and catch-up with new and old friends until 10:30pm. 

4. Tax-deductible Giving

This year we’re able to accept tax-deductible donations to the Lutheran Church QLD Scholarship Fund, a new tax-deductible fund setup by The Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District. We'll be able to use the funds donated this way to offer scholarships for our Luminate Gap Year program. Donors just need to ‘tick’ the tax-deductible option on the donation envelope if they desire tax-deductibility. Please note that tax deductibility doesn’t apply to contributions made through the raffle, auctions or donations to support other areas of our ministry.

Young Lives - Shining Brighter

We invite you to join us on Saturday 20 May 2017 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 plays a critical role in allowing us to share the Good News about Jesus with more than 12,000 young lives every 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 be blessed to listen to Sean Conry, a sought after speaker and good friend of LYQ (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 privileged to share the Good News about Jesus with more than 12,000 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 see God double the influence of this incredible ministry over the last ten years. 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. That's why your involvement at this year's Brisbane Appeal Dinner is so important... we need your help to grow this important ministry!

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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Guest Speaker - Sean Conry

Sean Conry is… well... he’s many things. God has thrust him into working as a psychologist, an Apple specialist in the UK, a community chaplain in Middle Park, a motivational speaker, and recently, he relented to God’s call to Tasmania to serve as the Pastoral Care Manager for Calvary Hospitals in Hobart.  He is a father of three energetic boys, a ‘lucky' husband to his wonderful wife and is delighted to be building a home deep in the forests of Southern Tasmania. Sean is widely known through his work in the Lutheran community both in Queensland and nationally and has been involved in the work of LYQ for over 20 years. A widely requested speaker, we can’t wait to be inspired by Sean as he shares stories of how God has shown up in the most unexpected places.

Major Sponsor



We are proud to have Ellerfield Accounting and Financial Planning as our Major Sponsor for the Brisbane Appeal Dinner 2017. 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 (, Peter Grant Orthodontist ( and Corney & Lind Lawyers (

Bronze Sponsors

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!