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#OzDayNYC Black Tie Gala

2020 #OzDayNYC Black Tie Gala

On Saturday, January 25th, 2020, The Australian Community will again be hosting its annual #OzDayNYC Black Tie Awards to recognize Australians who have donated their time and talent to assisting our nonprofit organization in its charitable mission.

Guests will be entertained with live performances by award winning Australian talent.  The "Joeys" awards presentation and performances will be livestreamed to a Global audience via our Facebook page @aucommunity.



It will also be raising money for our Disaster Relief Fund.  100% of the money raised from the charity auction will go to aid for the Australian Bush Fires.



#OzDayNYC is a re-envisioning of an Australian Black Tie Gala.  It is a modern celebration of Australian philanthropy and performing arts. 

It is an opportunity for our professional community to come together and show Australia that we are sending more than "thoughts and prayers" for Bushfire relief.

Whether you are purchasing a corporate sponsorship or a single ticket, everyone will feel welcome.  The relaxed format of the meal, and a premium open bar, ensures everyone will have every opportunity to socialize and network throughout the evening.

Holding the After Party in the Long Hall Bar on the ground floor means that there is no need to leave the building for those who wish to continue the festivities into the early hours.


Our Board of Directors have agreed that 100% of the money raised from our #OzDayNYC 2020 Charity Auction will be earmarked to fund relief for the Australian Bushfires.

The Australian Community is taking a leadership role in raising awareness, and providing aid for victims, firefighters and wildlife organizations.

The Australian Community would like to thank the our Sponsors and Donors for their contributions to support our Disaster Relief Fund.

Click Here to make a donation to our Disaster Relief Fund


Jeremy K. Balkin is a best selling author, and is the Head of Innovation for HSBC Bank USA based in New York.  Jeremy serves on the retail bank management committee and is responsible for the fintech innovation and exponential growth strategy for North America.

Balkin also serves on the board of the Council for Emerging Technology and he is the multi-award winning author of two books, Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good, and Millennialization of Everything: How to Win When Millennials Rule the World.

Jeremy previously served as an adviser to The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s 29th Prime Minister and as an executive at Macquarie Bank.

In 2017, Jeremy K. Balkin was named among the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in USA by the NBT Movement in Washington DC, and received the Advance Global Australian Award from the Prime Minister of Australia.

He has run six marathons and also received the UNSW Alumni Award for Achievement and been designated a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

Jeremy is being honored not only for his achievements in Business, but also for his advocacy for our non-profit organization, and his support of our expat initiatives.



The Australian Community will be recognizing Georgia Kate Haege, Elise McCann, Hilary Cole, Tamara Hansson, Sean Wayland and Ben McHugh for their talent, and charitable contributions to our organization.



The Loft at Pier A will be the venue for #OzDayNYC 2020

22 Battery Place,
New York, NY 10004

7:30PM - Red Carpet Reception
8:30PM - Awards Ceremony
12:00AM to 3:00AM - After Party
Dress - Black Tie

Members and Guests will enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty.

The Loft at Pier A features a Stage and Dance Floor. All tickets include reserved table seating, dinner and a premium open bar.

For those who were looking to attend the After Party, the Long Hall Bar is open to 3:00AM!


The evening will commence with a Cocktail Hour with a selection of meat and vegetarian Cold Canapés and Passed Hors d'oeuvres.

The Buffet Dinner will include vegetarian Salad and Pasta Stations, along with a Beef Carving Station featuring New York Strip.  Beef, Shrimp and Chickpea Sliders will also be served.

The Desert Table will include Freshly Baked Cookies, Brownies and Chef's Selection of Miniature Desserts, Freshly Sliced Fruit and Berries, along with Fresh Brewed Coffee and assorted Teas.

The ticket price includes a Premium Open Bar.


Leading Australian businesses will be donating prizes to our Charity Auction.

If you cannot attend, and you would like to make a tax deductible donation to support our organization, please click here.

100% of money raised will go directly to assisting our charitable programs in 2020.


Special live performances by our "Joey" recipients.

The DJ will be playing music throughout the evening, with dancing after the award ceremony.


Individual Table Tickets: $250 each.

Honoree Table: $1,000 per ticket (Only 6 tickets available).

Gold Sponsor 10 Table:  $3,500 each.

Platinum Sponsor 10 Table:  $5,000 each.

Please forward all questions to admin@aucommunity.org


Become a Platinum or Gold Sponsor of the #OzDayNYC Black Tie Gala and enjoy the following benefits:

Company logo and link on the #OzDayNYC event page.

Company logo on the #OzDayNYC event program.

Company logo displayed at the event.

Recognition during the formal proceedings.

Recognition in our social media channels, pre and post event.



The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity and its Mission is to connect Australian living in the United States through social. professional and charitable initiatives.

The Australian Community is qualified to receive tax deductible donations, bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 170, 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the IRS Code.

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This event has booked out and there is a waiting list.  Please call 646 249 1741 to see if there are tickets available.

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