Auction & Gala Dinner

The Night..

Have fun, save the planet and help a great cause with 2017 special MC, Jamie Durie! The Power of Pallets annual Auction & Gala Dinner is Cairns’ most exciting sustainability event raising funds for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation.

Did you know: Approximately 140,000 tonnes of wood pallets and crates are sent to landfill each year in Sydney alone! Shockingly, a staggering FIFTY PERCENT of all pallets are only used once. The Power of Pallets Incorporated is a not for profit organisation that is helping to solve this problem and reduce the amount of pallets sent to land fill in Australia. Through our innovative initiative, Up cycle for a Cause, The Power of Pallets encourages artists, individuals, tradies, schools and community organisations to up cycle our pallets into useful items such as furniture, toys and novelty items. Works are then auctioned off at a Gala Dinner at the Tanks.

All proceeds are donated to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation and go to fund improvements to healthcare services in Far North Queensland.

This year’s event aims to raise $50,000 to fund the purchase of new equipment for Cairns Hospital. Tickets are just $150 per person and include entry, food, drinks and entertainment - Corporate packages available.

  • Date: Friday 17th of November 2017
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Venue: The Tanks
  • Cost: $150 per person including entry, food and entertainment.

To buy tickets for the event click here. For more information on becoming an exhibitor click here.

The Beneficiary
The Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation is a non-profit charitable organisation that supports Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service, or in geographical terms - from Cardwell to the Torres Strait. This area includes nine hospitals, two multi-purpose health services and 53 primary health centres and encompasses a population of about 270,000 people.

Our hospital and health service primary care areas: womens, paediatric, indigenous, men's, cardiac, thoracic and mental health, orthopaedics, general, emergency and tropical medicine, cancer care, medical research, rural and remote, health education including preventative lifestyle strategies. Money raised goes to fund state-of-the-art equipment and health services and helps improve health outcomes for Far North Queenslanders, beyond what the Government budget affords.

For more information on the Foundation please visit