The Event

The annual JDRF Gala series offers sophisticated evening events in six capital cities, with a theme that changes each year. Nearly 2,000 people attend across Australia to publicly support JDRF alongside their peers in the philanthropy and business communities. Collectively, the events hope to raise $1.5 million for type 1 diabetes research.

In 2017, we hope you’ll join us for the exclusive Botanica, a night that blooms with elegance in a lush city oasis. We encourage you to incorporate a touch of Botanica into your evening wear.

What can you expect at Botanica?

JDRF Galas are known for their entertainment, fantastic food and wine, and an opportunity to meet others from your city’s corporate elite. Speakers including CEO Mike Wilson will set the scene as to the latest and most exciting endeavours in type 1 diabetes research, and what this means for the 120,000 Australians living with type 1 diabetes.

How can I make an impact at Botanica?

  • By securing a ticket or table and inviting friends, colleagues and family to join you for an unforgettable evening.
  • You can bid on a huge range of exclusive money-can’t-buy auction prizes and packages. The excitement of the live and silent auctions is always a source of entertainment.
  • You can make a direct donation to Fund A Cure. During this portion of the evening, you’ll hear a compelling account from a guest speaker living with type 1 diabetes and will then have the opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution that will drive research progress. Fund A Cure pledges are submitted through your smartphone, with giving levels starting from $100.


“Sharing a great fun evening with a lot of like-minded and big-hearted souls.”
“The theme and decorations were incredible. It looked magical.”
“It was simply great fun!”
“The vibe in the room was electric.”
“The positive mood of the attendees, the auctions were fun, people hit the dance floor.”
“The event is excellent and always happy to attend with friends.”
“This was the first year I attended and I had a great evening; already planning to go next year!”