On 25 March 2017, help us celebrate 40 years working with some of the most marginalised members of our community. Book now!

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How to book your ticket

There are three ways to book:

  1. Book online via TryBooking.com
  2. Book by phone on (03) 9421 7600
  3. Book by mail – download a booking form

Event details

Date: Saturday 25 March 2017 at 7pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Guest speaker: Senator Patrick Dodson, delivering the annual Frank Costigan QC Address
Special performance: Archie Roach
Tickets: $175 per person – tables of 10 available
RSVP: Monday 13th March 2017

For more information, please email us at bookings@jss.org.au or call (03) 9421 7600.


We’re delighted to announce Senator Patrick Dodson as this year’s guest speaker.

Patrick Dodson is a Yawuru man from Broome in Western Australia. He has dedicated his life work to being an advocate for constructive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples based on mutual respect, understanding and dialogue. He is a recipient of the Sydney International Peace Prize and Patron of Marrugeku.

Patrick has extensive experience in Aboriginal Affairs, previously as Director of the Central and Kimberley Land Councils and as a Commissioner in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.  He also served as inaugural Chair of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and as Co-Chair of the Expert Panel for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.

Prior to his endorsement by the Australian Labor Party as a Western Australian Senator in March 2016, Patrick was a member of the ANU Council, Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame (Broome) and Co-Chair of the National Referendum Council.

Patrick is now Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

We’re thrilled to have Archie Roach as our special guest performer.

In addition to hearing from Patrick, the night will feature a memorable performance by Archie Roach, as well as auctions and entertainment to ensure a truly stimulating and enjoyable event.

How we live with one foot raised.

Since 1977, we’ve worked with some of the most marginalised people in our community.

We live with one foot raised:

  • We have one foot grounded in relationship and our 40 years’ experience, and
  • We have one foot raised, ready to respond to new and emerging needs.

We’re committed to building a just society, in 2017 and beyond.