About our Ball

The Giant Steps Disco Inferno Ball was held on Saturday, 25th June 2016 at the Hordern Pavilion. 

We had 1,077 guests attending and raised almost $420,000 for Giant Steps!  

The Giant Steps Staff Choir lead by Music Therapist Bronte Arns and Giant Steps Alumni Sean Sweeney started off the night and were fantastic and our MC Bob Downe was hilarious! 


We enjoyed Jocelyn Moorhouse’s speech about her two children who attend Giant Steps and Peppermint Jam had the dance floor packed all night.


The film was beautiful, very touching, thanks to Paul Matthews and his colleague Caitlin Fargher and Andy Bromley of Zebra Worldwide for putting such time, love and care into the film.  To view the film click here


To view photos from the night click here


There are so many people who contribute to the ball it is impossible to mention everyone!  But to everyone who organised a prize, brought along guests, helped with preparations, on the night and packing up a huge thank you!  Like Giant Steps, our Ball is unique in that it is put together entirely by parents and volunteers, we do not hire an event coordinator as we prefer as much funds as possible go directly to Giant Steps.  All auction items are sourced by parents and their friends and it has to be one of the largest and best Silent Auctions in town! 


To view the Galabid auction results please click here  


We are delighted to announce we will be returning to Darling Harbour this year, to the brand new International Convention Centre.  The date we have booked is 3 June 2017 so note the date in your diary now!  We will be launching a brand new Giant Steps website the beginning of March for this year's ball, so check back soon!


To view more photos from previous Giant Steps Balls visit our gallery page or Like our Facebook page by clicking on the link at the top of this page.


About Giant Steps

Giant Steps Sydney is a centre of excellence for the creation and implementation of innovative and effective programs for children and young adults with autism. We also provide support to families, seek to improve the understanding of autism in the community and develop best practice amongst carers and professionals.

For more information about Giant Steps and autism please visit http://www.giantsteps.net.au

Giant Steps does not charge fees. Parents donate and contribute what they can.
We are a registered charity and rely on fundraising to raise approximately 55% of our running costs each year. The Giant Steps annual ball is our largest fundraiser.