The Melbourne Op Shop Ball
supporting Finnan's Gift

  • A fun charity event to raise awareness for Finnan's Gift
  • This year is Disco Fever Time, so anything 70's will do! Tickets on sale now, it will be a sell out
  • This years date is on Saturday 17th of November 2018 at 7pm
  • Held every year at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne (123 Collins St, Melbourne)
  • Included in your ticket/table purchase: Food, beverages, entertainment and a whole lot of fun!
  • Find out more about Finnan's Gift and click here
  • Individual tickets from $210 and a table of 10 starting from $1,900

Support Finnan's Gift

Help us support this amazing cause that has helped so many families over the years.

Wine & Dine!

Enjoy an amazing evening of food and wine!


Donate your money with ease with one of the best auctioneers around!

About the Ball

The Op Shop Ball supporting Finnan's Gift is a night full of fun whilst raising heaps of money for a great cause! On the night there's: 

  • A LIVE AUCTION with incredible prizes including money can't buy experiences as well as memorabilia, fun products, trips away, tickets to major events plus much more!
  • SILENT AUCTION - A range of great silent auction prizes to be won!
  • THE HARVEY NORMAN SPINNING WHEEL - purchase a raffle ticket/s (starting from as little as $5) and if the wheel spins up your number you get to choose a prize from the stage which include amazing products from Harvey Norman!
  • ENTERTAINMENT - when you're not winning auctions items and prizes, the band will have you dancing the night away!
  • OP SHOP LOTTO - $2,000 cash prize to be won on the night!
  • The Op Shop Ball has raised well over $300,000 and is now in its 7th year.  It was started in Melbourne by John Shore who was a guest Auctioneer at a similar event in WA in 2011.”The night in Perth was one of the best charity nights I have ever attended, so I had to bring the concept back to Melbourne.”

John has performed over 200 Charity Auctions over the past 10 years for such Charities  as Make A Wish, 20th Man Foundation, Kind Cuts For Kids, Helping Hand Helping Heart, Humming Birds, Retail Global etc. Assisting in raising over $8,000,000  The Op Shop Ball is a combination of the best things John sees at the other events.

The guests start having fun months before they arrive at the venue when shopping for their special outfit. The Op Shop theme allows for any attire and nothing is off limits as long as your outfit is bought from an Op Shop.

The best part about the whole night is all profits from the evening go directly to Finnan’s Gift!


What a night! I had so much fun and even won on the spinning wheel! I never win anything! The band was great and kept us dancing all night. How can I get a ticket to next year!?.

Karen EmmettFinnan's Gift

I had such a great night. Dressing up was a highlight and I loved seeing everyone else's outfits too. This is definetely an event I want to attend every year.

Lauren ClarkeFinnan's Gift

Even before the night started it was fun, trying to find an op shop style outfit. On the night I was lucky enough to win on the big wheel. It was great to see not many people leave empty handed

Emma McCarthyFinnan's Gift

Great night, great venue and an amazing cause. My first time being introduced to the Finnan's Gift charity and will not be the last time supporting them

Nicole McCarthyFinnan's Gift

I really enjoyed attending the 2016 Op Shop ball, was great dressing up in funny outfits and having a boogie to the band! Seeing so many people support Finnan's Gift through attending this event was amazing, would definitely recommend!

Samantha DerksenFinnan's Gift

It was a lot of fun! Was only my first time so I didn't know what to expect! But I loved seeing everyone dressed up in their crazy outfits. My outfit was boring because I didn't know what to wear! This year will be different haha I only bought some raffle tickets & a wine...I won an epilator. I enjoyed the music and hitting the d/floor for the rest of the night :P I'll be back this year :D

Sophie WalkerFinnan's Gift

Great night for an Amazingg charity, love going here each year with friends for a night which is full of fun and laughs.

Patrick McConnachieFinnan's Gift

I have attended the op-shop ball every year for the past 5 years and always love it. It's a great social night out, the food is fantastic and I have won an auction item, which was a 1 year mentoring with Mark McLeod. I also won a major raffle prize but the highlight has always been a great night of partying! I seriously recommend it to anyone looking for an awesome social night out.

Aaron ClarkeFinnan's Gift

I had an amazing time at the op shop ball. it was a well run night with good energy and dancing. I really enjoyed the auction bidding and was lucky enough to win a romantic dinner and hotel stay from the silent auction. Highly recommend and I look forward to attending again

Paul Scott Finnan's Gift

Tickets & Donations

SOLD OUT FOR 2018!!!


We look forward to seeing you on the night of nights! An email has been sent confirming your purchase, your credit card will show as yWorld as that is out payment gatewway provider.

Tickets & Donations

Individual tickets from $210 and a table of 10 starting from $1,900


Visa and Mastercard only, thanks!

Contact US

We’d love to hear from you.

  • John Shore
    Event Organiser
    0412 385 717