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Fundraising and Events - WA


One of the primary functions of the WAOC is fundraising for the Australian Olympic Team.

In 2016 our signature fundraising event is the Inaugural Premier's Olympic Dinner on Saturday 9 July at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Premier’s Olympic Dinner will be an evening of celebration. As a state we will come together to applaud our Western Australian Olympians and their extraordinary achievement of being selected on the 2016 Australian Olympic Team and formally farewell our WA based athletes as they continue on their Road to Rio.

Being held only once every four years the exclusive Premier’s Olympic Dinner will be the highlight on Perth’s social and sporting calendars with over 1000 guests, including many Rio Olympians and the 2016 Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission, Ms Kitty Chiller..

The Black Tie Rio Carnival themed Dinner is also an important fundraiser to help send our athletes to compete on the world stage at the Olympic Games. The Australian Olympic Committee is responsible for sending the Olympic Team to Rio and the $20m required is raised through fundraising, sponsorship, and Government support. The Olympic Team Appeal Committee WA fundraising target is $800,000.

Fundraising in WA is led by the Team Appeal Committee who oversee the conduct of numerous ongoing and one-off projects in conjunction with the State Government, Team Sponsors, the corporate community and the wider community.

This Committee, comprising of business people and Sponsor representatives is committed to ensuring our athletes have the opportunity to perform at their best while competing at the Olympic Games.

Since 1992, the WA Appeal has contributed nearly $4 million to the National Appeal through a variety of events and facilitation of donations.

All funds raised by the AOC and the WAOC go towards “the preparation, participation and recognition of members of Australia’s Olympic Teams”.

Preparation: includes AOC Funding Grants to assist each athlete in maximising their training potential and to provide them with the funding to undertake international competition and enhance their chances of qualifying for team selection.

Participation: includes travel, accommodation, uniforms, sporting equipment, and living allowances for all athletes competing at the Olympic Games.



Hon. Richard Court AC

Mr Graham Moss

J. Barrey Williams

Mr Alan Clyne
Mr John Boyle
Mr Ron Eacott
Mr David Fardon
Mr Peter Harris
Mr Steve Lawrence
Mr Sean Lee
Mr Ravi Malhotra
Ms Kirstin Mardardy
Mr Simon Martin
Mr Lloyd Meredith
Mr Sunil Narula
Mr Chris O'Brien
Mr Deane Pieters
Ms Nicola Swarbrick
Ms Karen Teong
Mr Chris Wharton                  

Mr Denis McInerney
Mr Michael Mitchell
Mr Ray Turner AM
Mr Tim Ungar
Mr Gavin Walton