Brisbane - Saturday 18 November 2017

The Steve Irwin Gala Dinner celebrates the life and legacy of the original Wildlife Warrior - Steve Irwin.

Interact with incredible wildlife, as our khaki crew roams the floor! Enjoy a first class evening, as we tell the world about the importance of protecting our wildlife and wild places.

Steve had a vision for conservation, where people and wildlife could live harmoniously alongside one another. Today, Steve’s legacy lives on through the support of people like you!

Saturday, 18th November 2017 6:00 pm

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Plaza Ballroom
Grey Street entrance, South Bank, QLD 4101

Buy Tickets

For general ticket enquiries, please contact Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors via email or phone +61 7 5436 2026


Rove McManus

Rove McManus started out as a stand-up comedian and has gone on to become Australia’s most successful talk show host and one of its biggest producers of entertainment television. Rove got his first TV gig on community television, hosting his own tonight show. He hit the prime time schedule in 2000 with Rove Live on Network Ten after a brief late night stint on the Nine Network in 1999. The show played host to some of the planet’s biggest names with the likes of Cameron Diaz, John Travolta, Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, The Duchess of York and U2 taking time out to chat with Rove.

Darren Percival

Darren Percival is a singer – but he now enjoys a reputation not just as one of Australia’s most accomplished entertainers but also a Gold album selling recording artist, gifted musician, and dynamic radio presenter and vocal coach. His voice is warm and powerful. Audiences are mesmerised by his stage presence, his original music and his charm. He delivers astonishing performances and he is a gifted vocalist with natural talent, imagination and skill.

Band of Blue

The Band of Blue covers a plethora of musical styles drawing on the influence of individual band members; rock, blues, funk, soul, jazz and even country and western when the mood takes. The officers that make up the Band of Blue are drawn from areas of policing like specialist units, state crime operations, scenes of crime and general duties.

Master of Ceremonies

Daniel Merrett

Daniel Merrett is a 200-game AFL veteran and long-time friend of Australia Zoo, Wildlife Warriors and the Irwin family. He was one of the game's premier fullbacks in his prime and former vice-captain of the Brisbane Lions. He was drafted in 2002 and made his AFL debut in 2005, after being raised on the Gold Coast playing numerous sports. After retiring in 2016, Dan has spent his time with his young family, plus media appearances and specialist coaching for the Brisbane Lions and Brisbane Broncos. Dan was also assistant coach in the inaugural AFLW competition in 2017.

Sarah Merrett

Influencing, empowering and motivating women to embrace their own individual vibe is what Sarah is all about. A teacher librarian by trade turned personal and fashion stylist, Sarah works with women from eighteen to eighty helping them in their quest to live their best life. Sarah regularly hosts women’s workshops and speaks at a range of community and charity events, is wife of retired Brisbane Lions player Daniel Merrett, mum to Matilda and long time family friend of the Irwin family. Best of all, Sarah is a passionate Wildlife Warrior.


Steve Irwin Day Gala Dinner Sponsors

Sponsor the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner and help wildlife and wild places.

For enquiries about sponsorship benefits and opportunities email or phone +61 7 5436 2026

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