Be Wise Ball 2022

Saturday 25th June at the iconic Melbourne Town Hall

Enjoy world-class entertainment, get involved for a chance to win some incredible prizes and help us end the Coward Punch at our annual Black-tie Be Wise Ball

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Be Wise Ball 2022

Saturday 25th June at the Melbourne Town Hall

The Pat Cronin Foundation presents a dazzling date on social calendars! Our Black-Tie Be Wise Ball is not only an entertaining evening out but also an opportunity to remember Pat and support the Foundation’s important work to End the Coward Punch.

Be Wise Ball Proudly Supported by Barry Plant

Barry Plant

Be Wise Ball Event Details

DateSaturday 25th June
Time7 pm until late
VenueMelbourne Town Hall, 90–130 Swanston Street Melbourne
Tickets$175 which includes a 3-course meal, beer, wine and soft drinks.
Dress codeBlack tie: full suit and tie (doesn’t have to necessarily be a black tie) or long or cocktail style dress.

Join us for a Great Night of Entertainment Featuring…

Two women dressed in black and looking to camera
Ally Fowler and Eve von Bibra of The Chantoozies

The Chantoozies are set to raise the roof at Melbourne Town Hall

Aussie pop royalty The Chantoozies will be helping us raise the roof at Melbourne Town Hall at the Be Wise Ball on June 25 – and they’re excited about what will be one of their first shows back following lengthy lockdowns.

Founding members of the band, Ally Fowler and Eve von Bibra will front a six-piece outfit on the night and are set to amp up the volume on classic noughties numbers including Wanna Be Up, Witch Queen of New Orleans, Kiss n Tell and Love the One You’re With.

“It’s like a breath of fresh air – being back and able to do what you truly love,’’ says Ally.

Be Wise Ball Hosted by Melbourne Identity Denis Walter

One of Melbourne’s most iconic voices Denis Walter will be our MC for the night at the Be Wise Ball.

You will also hear an update from Matt Cronin on the progress of the Foundation and all the great work we have been doing.

Denis Walter will be our MC
Acoustic duo Matt and Taylor

We’re pulling out all the stops to bring you the best show in town

Several live auctions, silent auctions and raffles on the night will ensure the Be Wise Ball is full of entertainment for everyone.

Acoustic duo Matt and Taylor will help to keep the party moving.

Prizes at the Be Wise Ball

1. Major Auction Prizes

Get involved in our Be Wise Auction for your chance to win these major prizes, plus many more…


The Block VIP Exclusive

WIN an Exclusive VIP preview of the 2022 The Block properties before they are opened for public

Provided by Nine

Photo by Gustavo Galeano Maz on Pexels


3AW Studio Experience

WIN a morning in the 3AW studio to watch the production of the breakfast show

Provided by 3AW

Photo by Fringer Cat on Pexels

Dinner party table

Wine & Dine for Ten People

WIN a chef-prepared meal plus wine for ten people, prepared in your own home

Provided by Stockman Wines

Photo by Askar Abayev on Pexels

2. Major Raffle


Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich on Pexels

Where in the World Raffle

(Valued up to $4000)

Win two return airfares to anywhere in the world. Only 200 tickets at $100 each.

Tickets from Travelrite International

3. Silent Auction Prizes

Our Silent Auction will be running throughout the Be Wise Ball, giving you the opportunity to score one of these incredible prizes, as well as many other exciting items.


Framed Art Prints

Framed art prints by Danielle Weber


Signed Fremantle Dockers Guernsey

AFL Fremantle Dockers FC guernsey signed by the 2022 team.

Donated by Sam Switkowski, Foundation ambassador


St Kilda Indigenous Round Guernsey

2021 Indigenous round guernsey designed by proud Noongar man and club legend Nicky Winmar

Donated by First Nations Traffic Management

2019 Be Wise Ball


Yes, please let us know any dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket.

Not to worry, we will be able to fit you on a table with other guests. Please let us know anyone you want to be seated with and we will keep you together.

The event is at The Melbourne Town Hall (90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne). Nearest parking available is at Flinders Gate Wilson Parking, accessible via both Flinders Lane and Flinders Street, otherwise it’s only a short 5 minute walk from Flinders Street train station if you are catching public transport.

Yes, there are ramps at the entrance to the Town Hall.

Sponsorship Packages are outlined above. Please contact us to discuss these options.

We offer corporate tables for businesses that want to invite guests. To arrange this, please contact us before purchasing tickets.

We appreciate everyone that wishes to donate an item for our silent auction, as it helps us raise important funds for the Foundation. Please contact us to organise this.

Further information about the Be Wise Ball

Please let us know any dietary requirements when booking your ticket to the Be Wise Ball.

Tables will seat 10, so please let us know who you want to sit with when purchasing your tickets and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

We are following all current COVID restrictions and in the small chance restrictions change once more we will update our plans accordingly and refunds will be offered.

Thank You to Our Be Wise Ball Sponsors

Barry Plant
la trobe university
yve logo
Le Pine Funerals
Tailored Lifetime Solutions
3aw logo

Get your tickets before they’re all gone