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2024 Variety Toyota AFL Grand Final Lunch

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Now in it's 40th year, the Variety Toyota AFL Grand Final Lunch, was founded by Variety Life Member, Maureen Hafey OAM and her husband AFL Hall of Fame Legend Tom Hafey.  The event is a Melbourne institution that has raised over $2million for kids living with disability, illness or experiencing disadvantage.  Through the ongoing support of Melbourne’s football community, Variety – the Children’s Charity has changed the lives of thousands of kids in need and their families.

Each year, on the Wednesday before Toyota AFL Grand Final, Crown Palladium is transformed by football mania as media, celebrities, the football fraternity and eager AFL fans all converge to make this the football lunch of the year.  A highlight of AFL Grand Final week, guests will be treated to a sumptuous three course meal, with accompany beverages while enjoying entertainment including industry insights, stories from players past and present and live performances. You will be sure to head home with something great from our live and silent auction. If you are the winner of our car raffle, you will be taking home a brand new KIA Seltos valued at over $40,000.

The 2024 Variety Toyota AFL Grand Final lunch will be fundraising to grant two Variety Sunshine Coaches.  The Variety Sunshine Coach Program provides accessible mini-buses and coaches to schools catering to children living with disability, regional or social disadvantage in Melbourne and Regional Victoria. Each coach, including specially modified to cater to students with disabilities, can carry between 12 to 20 students.

Event dress code is smart business with a touch of football.  Jeans and t-shirts are not permitted.  Tickets will sell out so be sure to get yours now.  

Event Pricing*:
  • Single tickets are $270.
  • A Standard table of 10 for $2,600.
  • A Branded table of 10 for $2,750 with your company logo displayed on the table stand.

* Purchase price is exclusive of Humanitix booking fees.

If you are looking for a great hosting experience for clients, please see opportunities below:

  • A Luxe Table Package - a hosting opportunity for $5,000 which includes a branded table of 10, $1,000 tax deductible donation receipt, 10x Car Raffle tickets, & a signed table football centrepiece. 
  • A Heart Table Package - the ultimate hosting opportunity for $10,000 which includes an upfront branded table of 10, $5,000 tax deductible donation receipt, 10x Car Raffle tickets, 10x Wine Wall tokens, 10x Variety branded footballs & one signed football as the table centrepiece.

If these packages are of interest, please contact the Variety events team at or contact 03 8698 3900 and select option 5 for more information.

Variety - the Children’s Charity help kids living with disability, illness or experiencing disadvantage. Our work allows kids to gain mobility, to get out in the community, to communicate, achieve independence and increase self-esteem. Thanks to the financial support that Variety receives from supporters and partners we can make sure that kids who may miss out can join in.

  • We support through the provision of grants for a range of equipment.
  • We run programs to educate and empower kids that are falling through the cracks.
  • We give scholarships to encourage the talents of kids living with disability or experiencing disadvantage.
  • And most importantly, we hold kids’ events to bring joy, light and laughter to kids and their families.

Thank you for your continued support!

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