Thank you to all of our fantastic sponsors who continue to support this iconic event.

Their generosity makes it possible to continue to deliver a high-quality, family oriented event. Please see a list below of our generous supporters and partners for 2016.

If you, or your organisation, is interested in becoming a sponsor for Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight 2017, please contact our Sponsorship and Partnerships Manager, Renee Jess at carolsbycandlelight@visionaustralia.org

Telecast Partner

Channel 9

Join Today Show's host Lisa Wilkinson and Mornings David Campbell as they host everyone’s favourite Christmas Eve tradition, Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight.

This year marks the 77th annual Carols by Candlelight where some of Australia’s most loved stars will perform a selection of Christmas favourites.

Entertainers will give family, friends and loved ones the opportunity to share in the spirit of Christmas.

The Carols will be broadcast live from Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Thursday, December 24 at 8pm on Channel Nine.

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Venue Partners

The Arts Centre

Situated in the heart of Melbourne's cultural precinct, the Arts Centre Melbourne presents an extensive performing arts program. Experience Australia's best companies and international productions, alongside celebrations of comedy, cabaret, popular and contemporary music in a year round program. The Arts Centre is thrilled to showcase its extraordinary outdoor venue, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and be part of Vision Australia's Carols By Candlelight® annual family evening.

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Eastland is one of Melbourne’s most progressive and exciting urban shopping, entertainment and leisure destinations - delivering a world-class retail offer and an authentic Town Centre for Ringwood. Eastland’s best in class dining offer includes gourmet food operators such as Jimmy Grants – the souvlaki chain co-owned by celebrity chef George Calombaris – Frank Camorra's Paco's Tacos, 400 Gradi and cult burger outfit Huxtaburger. With big names such as Myer, Kmart, Big W, Safeway, Coles, Hoyts, Harris Scarfe and 230 of your favourite stores, Eastland is an easy shopping choice. Encounter more at eastland.com

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Transport Partners


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Accommodation Partner

Rydges Melbourne is the exclusive accommodation partner for Vision Australia’s 2015 Carols by Candlelight spectacular and just a short stroll from all the action at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. With a range of fantastic accommodation packages for Vision Australia’s 2015 Carols by Candlelight shows, Rydges is the ideal choice when it comes to your accommodation needs. With a range of deluxe room types including family friendly rooms, the  hotel offers high quality accommodation as well as the award winning Locanda Restaurant & Bar and rooftop pool. Visit www.rydges.com/melbourne to book your ticket and accommodation packages today!

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Key Media Partners

3AW 693

3AW and Magic 1278 are an integral part of Melbourne and as such are proudly involved in the major events that form a vital part of our city's culture from the Spring Racing Carnival to the Australian Open. Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight® is an iconic event of Melbourne and as such forms a very important component of our sponsorship calendar.

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Magic 1278

3AW and Magic 1278 each enjoy getting behind Magic 1278 logo the event as it evokes so many special memories for so many people whilst building a modern and lasting tradition year by year. Congratulations to Vision Australia on Carols by Candlelight® - one of our city's lasting and outstanding events ... and to all our listeners and all Melburnians and Victorians, may I wish you a happy and holy Christmas. Shane Healy, General Manager - 3AW & Magic 1278.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun plays an important role in the Victorian community as a sponsor or supporter of numerous events and causes. It is Victoria’s paper of choice – on any given day. 

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Supporting partners

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Crosscom is proud to be supporting Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight®, with the provision of high-tier digital two-way radio communications.

Crosscom provides highly innovative, quality communication services, delivered with professional local expertise. City-wide communication networks, installation, event hire, enhanced warranty services and system support are just some of the many areas in which Crosscom can deliver.

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Entertainment Store

Entertainment Store Group is proud to be supporting Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight®. As Australia's premier entertainment provider, Entertainment Store Group specialises in supplying quality live entertainment to retail, corporate, government and charitable organisations. From bands, comedians and celebrities to the world's most popular kids' shows and characters including Scooby-Doo, Ben 10, Angelina Ballerina and more - with Entertainment Store Group, anything is possible!

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Disney is celebrating a life more magical with Australian families this Christmas, proudly supporting Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight.

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Villa Maria

Founded in 1961 by Sir George Fistonich, Villa Maria has been making truly exceptional wines over the last 50 years. Focussing on quality and sustainability, we source the best grapes from around New Zealand. As a family company, the desire to leave something for the next generation is ever-present and an overriding business objective. As New Zealand’s most awarded winery for the past 30 years, we are proud to be supporting Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight.

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Acute Health

Acute Health is delighted to be a sponsor of Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight. We will be on site at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the Live Site at Eastland in Victoria to provide expert first aid services if necessary.

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Ventura Buslines

Ventura is very proud to again join the celebrations at Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight. Everything we do is focused on creating cleaner, smoother and safer journeys for the whole community. That’s why, for over 20 years, Ventura has been providing bus transport for all the stars and officials, from rehearsals to the final performance. We look forward to supporting this iconic Melbourne Christmas spectacular for many years to come.

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Vicdeaf is proud to be supporting Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight, ensuring accessibility for the Deaf community. 

Vicdeaf is a progressive community service organisation with a vision for access, inclusion and equal opportunity for the deaf and hard of hearing community. 

Established in 1884, Vicdeaf provides a range of services to meet this vision, including individual and group supports, language services, audiological support, employment services, Auslan and deaf/hearing awareness training and public education programs, advocacy and cultural and community programs.

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