As a key event on the 2022 national Indigenous calendar, the gala dinner will celebrate more than 20 years of First Nations Leadership and the outstanding contributions made by many Indigenous leaders in establishing the AILC. The dinner will also recognise the more than 3,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alumni who have completed an AILC course.

Enjoy an evening to remember as we celebrate our unique history.  Our exclusive Gala features:

  • An elegant drinks reception
  • A delicious three course meal, including beverages
  • Exciting entertainment throughout the evening
  • An opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones


What a treat to have Kevin Kropinyeri compere the celebrations! Kevin is one of Australia’s most established and popular comedians with a long list of Australian TV credits. He is a proud Aboriginal man from the Ngarrindjeri Nation of the lower River Murray, Lakes and Coorong region in South Australia.

You can expect a high-energy performance full of observational stand-up and joyfully ridiculous physical comedy. 


Dale Huddleston and the Riverbank Band will fill the Gandal Atrium with rock'n tunes and feel-good vibes. The Riverbank Band established in Canberra 1994 as a country covers rock band and has been entertaining audiences across the country since then.  They have produced two albums of original music Simple Things, 1999 and Dale's solo album Home is Where the Heart is, 2005.

Dale Robert Huddleston & the Riverbank Band will be performing original material from their two albums and familiar favourites.


The celebratory evening will be held in the architecturally stunning Gandel Atrium and will feature a menu from award winning Broadbean Catering with a focus on locally sourced produce. 

Booking a table

We invite you and your friends, family and colleagues to join us at this black tie event to celebrate more than two decades of developing Indigenous leadership.

Tickets are available for individuals, tables of ten and corporate tables.  It's going to be amazing, so buy your tickets now!

If you are unable to attend the dinner due to COVID restrictions, or the event is cancelled, ticket holders will be offered a full refund.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price


Decrease Increase $150.00

Table of ten

Decrease Increase $1,400.00