The Indigenous Gala is a signature event on the University’s annual calendar. It serves as both a major fundraising exercise and an opportunity to promote Indigenous culture to the wider student and corporate community.

Under the patronage of Dr Patrick Corrigan AM, the event was introduced in 2010 as an art auction designed to raise funds for Indigenous student scholarships, grants and bursaries.

It has since evolved into a celebration of Indigenous culture featuring high profile Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and entertainers, as well as past and present Indigenous students.

The event attracts corporate and community attendance from all over Australia and, since 2010, has succeeded in raising almost $2 million to support the university education of Indigenous Australians.

Bond University Indigenous Gala

Join us for an inspiring celebration of Indigenous culture and achievement.  We are delighted to welcome a panel of special guests who are change makers in Indigenous education:

  • Councillor Wayne Butcher, Mayor, Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Councillor Fraser Nai, Torres Strait Regional Council
  • Narelle Urquhart, Indigenous Cultural Support Officer, Bond University
  • Emily MacDonald, Lawyer, Minter Ellison (and Bond Alumna)
  • Jeremy Donovan, Managing Director, Walking with Wisdom.

Michael Tuahine and his band will finish the night off with covers of Australian classics

A musical powerhouse, Michael has been honoured by the Deadly Awards, Rolling Stone magazine, and NAIDOC Awards for Most Promising New Talent. He is one of the first Indigenous graduates from the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and has starred in numerous TV series and movies.

All proceeds from the Gala support Bond’s Indigenous scholarships and students.

WhereBond University, Sports Hall – Building 10, Level 2.
Please refer to the campus map.
When16 November 2018

6pm for pre-dinner drinks

DressCocktail attire

$2350 for a table of 10 or $235 per individual ticket. 
Student ticket price $150 (Bond students are able to place on dining card). 
To purchase student tickets on the Bond dining card, please email Laura Harvey.

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A proud initiative of Bond University, the Indigenous Gala is a core element of our scholarship fundraising, with all proceeds going towards Indigenous scholarships, bursaries and student support. 

We are dedicated to supporting outstanding Indigenous students achieve their ambitions. The Indigenous scholarships program rewards students’ achievements in academics, leadership activities and community involvement.

Scholarship and corporate partners