Cancer Council’s POSH Ball is well regarded as one of Sydney’s premier social events and since 2000 has raised almost $22 million for life-saving cancer research, support, prevention, and advocacy. The committed work and focused strategy of the POSH Committee has ensured the event continues to grow every year. With Vince Sorrenti as Master of Ceremonies to keep the audience entertained and inspiring keynote speakers, POSH guests are promised delightful new surprises at every turn. 

POSH also boasts an online auction with an ever-growing list of exclusive auction items and money can’t buy experiences, and we are grateful to the over 100 auction sponsors for their continued support.

POSH began in 1990 as a cocktail party raising funds for a Patient Oncology Services Hospice in Greenwich, where the name POSH originates. After several years in hiatas, POSH, under the direction of a new POSH Committee was reborn in 2000, into a glittering gala ball with over 700 guests, Vince Sorrenti as MC and in the newly constructed Westin Sydney (now The Fullerton Hotel). The POSH committee, a group of 17 highly committed business people, continue to form the strategy for the continued success of POSH. Committee members, Gary Gerstle, James Tuite and John Winning have been committee members since its inception and the previous Chair of POSH, Michael Morgan, is also a member of the Board of Cancer Council NSW. 

For further information, please contact Jenny Menzies or Liz Wynn on posh@nswcc.org.au

About Cancer Council

Cancer Council is Australia’s leading cancer charity, standing by everyone living with cancer and protecting life’s moments, for life.

We’re here for people impacted by cancer every step of the way, making a difference today and into the future.

We fund research and implement cancer prevention programs to help keep families together. We protect kids and grown-ups from skin cancers, so we can all enjoy the great outdoors safely. And we support all people living with cancer, and their loved ones, to help them get through every step of the cancer experience.


We are the leading independent funders of cancer research in Australia.
In the last five years alone, Cancer Council NSW has contributed $90.3 million to essential cancer research.


Cancer Councils coordinate a network of cancer support groups, services, and programs to help improve the quality of life of cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families and carers. We provide evidence-based, up-to-date information about all aspects of cancer.


Our early detection and prevention programs aim to help people quit smoking, protect themselves from the sun, eat healthier foods and engage in physical activity to reduce the risk of cancer.


Cancer Council advises the government on the needs of our stakeholders and provides an independent voice for improved cancer control policy based on the evidence.