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Escaping domestic and family violence is not an isolated event - it signifies the start of a profound journey towards healing and recovery.

Families who break free from violence often face a complex web of support services related to housing, legal matters, financial security, health and government agencies. Navigating this intricate landscape can be overwhelming, especially for those who have recently endured trauma and may encounter language or cultural barriers.

The impact of your support

The funds raised at this year’s Halo Ball will directly contribute to sustaining our Living Beyond Abuse and Brave Me programs for women and children. These programs offer long-term support, counselling, and empowerment to families as they rebuild their lives. Your support truly makes a difference, giving hope and life-changing support to women and children in their greatest time of need.

Together, we can make a difference

In 2024, with your generosity, we aim to raise over $400,000 to help end the cycle of abuse and build safer families. You can be an agent of change, creating a lasting impact on those who need it most.

You can help end the cycle of abuse and build safer families. Your support truly matters.

On 28 February 2015, Tara Costigan, a mother of three and a BaptistCare employee, was brutally murdered by her ex-partner. Her violent death from domestic violence sent shock waves through her family, friends, her local community and BaptistCare’s workforce.

In response to her tragic death, calls for change became the inspiration for BaptistCare HopeStreet’s first ever Halo Ball.

Every year the Halo Ball raises vital funds to support BaptistCare HopeStreet’s essential support services for women and children, as we seek to end the cycle of abuse and build safer families.

Through the generosity of our supporters and guests, we have raised over $1.2 million and these vital funds have gone directly to our frontline services.


Can I get a refund for my tickets if I can't attend?
Refunds are available in limited circumstances. Please read the Event Disclaimer and Cancellation Policy for more information. You can also email our Events Manager Melanie Hendra for more information.

Can I transfer my tickets to another person?
Yes, if you are no longer able to attend, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to another person. Please email our Events Manager Melanie Hendra with the name, contact details and dietary requirements of the person you are giving your ticket to.

Will my dietary requirements be catered for?
Yes, if you inform us of your dietary requirements when your purchase tickets, we will inform the venue and do our best to ensure your dietary requirements are met.

Is there parking at Hilton Sydney?
There is parking in several parking stations close to Hilton Sydney.

I can't attend the Halo Ball but would like to make a donation.
Thank you for making a donation to help end the cycle of abuse, please visit our donation page to make your donation.

I have a different question not listed here, what should I do?
No problems, please email your question to our Events Manager Melanie Hendra , and she will get back to you.