Refugee Ball

Supporting refugees to heal from trauma and build a new life in Australia.

Save the date
Friday 1 November 2019, Hyatt Regency Sydney

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary

Nyadol Nyuon Keynote Speech 2018 Refugee Ball

Jorge Aroche, CEO STARTTS Welcome Speech – 2018 Refugee Ball and Fundraiser

Joseph Tawadros AM, Our Virtuoso and Composer (performing ‘Heal’)

Ethiopian Dance Group

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors

Our Cause

This year all funds raised at the ball will go towards the Support Life After Torture campaign – a fundraising initiative of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)

To ensure that torture and refugee trauma rehabilitation services globally are able to continue to provide vital medical, psychological and social services. In the current political environment where torture is no longer seen as a moral outrage and the number of refugees is increasing every year – many centres are seeing reduced funding from donors and governments. Thousands of survivors, including refugees, torture victims, and others fleeing conflict rely on these centres to relieve their pain and guide their recovery.

Find out more about the global campaign at


Can’t Attend The Ball? Make a donation instead.

STARTTS works with refugee survivors of war, violence, torture or forced migration. These experiences can be overwhelming and traumatic. By donating to STARTTS you will be contributing to the many innovative and life-changing programs we run to assist individual refugees, community groups and young people. Each year STARTTS helps over 6,000 people start new lives in Australia. Your donation can help us do more.

*STARTTS is a registered charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.*


Event Details

Save the date: Friday 1 November 2019, Hyatt Regency Sydney

Hyatt Regency Hotel,
161 Sussex Street, Sydney

Visit the Hyatt Sydney Website

Ticket prices
Single $210 per person (plus booking fee)
Group table of 10 $2100 (plus booking fee)



How can you and your company contribute to The Refugee Ball? Be part of our fundraising activities.

There are many benefits to sponsoring the 2018 Refugee Ball beyond simply helping a good cause. The Ball pulls together a diverse crowd and is an excellent place to meet or have your brand seen by a network of influential and prominent guests. STARTTS’ close connection to the refugee, migrant and multicultural community is well-established. Over 25 years of service we have developed close contacts with community leaders from across the spectrum. Many of these leaders – and also members of their communities attend the Ball every year.

Click here to download the 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus

2017 Highlights