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

Meet our wonderful sponsors for 2017! Their generosity makes it possible to continue to deliver this event that has won the hearts of generations of Australians. 

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

Presenting Partner

Priceline Pharmacy


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 80th 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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Christmas Partners


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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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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smoothfm is Melbourne’s easy place to relax, dedicated to bringing its busy audience a stress-free environment of more music and less talk. smoothfm can be heard on 91.5 in Melbourne.

Wake up to The More Music Breakfast Show with Mike Perso and Jen Hansen, followed by Ty Frost and Simon Diaz across the day with all your smooth favourites before Byron Webb takes over for the drive home.

Then join Cameron Daddo for Mellow Music from 8pm Monday to Sunday nights for a superb blend of laidback music to help release the stresses of the day.

From Michael Bublé to the Bee Gees, Jason Mraz to George Michael, Adele to Elvis, the smoothfm playlist includes much-loved music that helps you relax and shut out the noise of everyday life.


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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Accommodation Partner

Art Series Hotel Group

Inspired by and dedicated to Australian contemporary artists, Art Series Hotel Group offers a hotel experience a little extraordinary.  Located in the hottest art and cultural hubs, the boutique hotels and Residences are currently found in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Each hotel takes design inspiration from the namesake artist.  With original artworks and prints adorning the walls and halls, the multifaceted art inspired experience is complete with dedicated art channels, art libraries, art tours and art utensils on supply.

Boasting personalized service and sophisticated style, all suites showcase up to the minute comforts and technology with Art Series signature bedding to ensure the sweetest of sleeps. 

Experience an extraordinary stay with Art Series Hotel Group.

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Entertainment Partner

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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Supporting partners

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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With more than 170 sites and branches across Australia and New Zealand, Kennards Hire is Australia’s #1 family-owned supplier of high quality, hire equipment. From DIY and small-medium projects to large construction sites, our equipment range is available to hire 24/7. Our team of more than 1,300 experts will deliver reliable, fair dinkum customer service and products to make your job easy.

At every Kennards Hire branch you can be sure:

  • We have high-quality equipment
  • Our customer service is second-to-none
  • The equipment is always reliable

That’s what makes us your local number one family-owned equipment hire business.

Further information https://www.kennards.com.au/


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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AccessAbilityAustralia is the unique developer of creating increased access into community for people with disability through the use of Access Keys.

AccessAbilityAustralia strive to empower people with disability to live a full and productive life and we encourage community to provide universal accessibility to support the specific needs of people with disability.

An Access Key is the perfect accessibility experience guide developed for people with ALL disability or social anxiety.

Access Keys promote authentic inclusion, provide prediction and awareness, reduce anxiety, include sensory integration information and lead to increased participation.

Access Keys are professionally written and are endorsed by a practising Speech Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist.

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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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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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