& Events


Join us in celebration on board HMAS Sydney

- September 10, 2015

The Infants' Home has been HMAS Sydney's chosen charity since 1965 - 50 years! This proud Navy ship will be decommissioned in November 2015 and you are invited to our farewell cocktail parties!

To celebrate our history together, The Captain and crew of HMAS Sydney IV will host two cocktail parties on the ship’s flight deck to help raise funds for our ongoing work with children and families.  Guests will witness a Ceremonial Sunset and have a rare chance to tour the ship’s impressive facilities. (Know what a sailor eats for breakfast or where they sleep? here's your chance to find out!)

We invite TIH parents, staff, corporate volunteers and friends to join us for cocktails at twilight on Sydney Harbour.

We invite our supporters and early childhood sector friends to join us for our very last event on board HMAS Sydney IV.


With these two events, we hope to give all members of the The Infants' Home's family of contacts a chance to celebrate with us!

Tickets: $150pp
Venue: Garden Island Dockyard, Cowper Wharf Road, Potts Point
Dress: Lounge/Cocktail 
To purchase tickets, contact Anne-Marie Byrne on (02) 8719 5002, or via Also see RSVP and ticket form attached, for the 24th September here, and for October 15th here.


About HMAS Sydney and The Infants' Home: 

In 1965 HMAS Sydney’s Captain and crew adopted The Infants’ Home as their charity in memory of the 82 sailors who lost their lives on HMAS Voyager, whom had supported the Home until its collision off Jervis Bay in 1964. This wonderful partnership has included generous donations, working bees onsite at Ashfield and the kind use of the ship for special events.

HMAS Sydney is a Royal Australian Nay guided missile frigate. Sydney has been deployed to the Middle East four times, taking part in Operation Desert Story during the 1991 Gulf Wat (for which Captain and crew earned a Meritorious Unit Citation) and in support of allied forces in the 2003 Iraq war. HMAS Sydney spent much of 2014 deployed from home port, culminating in Border Protection duties. Scheduled for decommission in early November 2015, Sydney’s final destiny is as yet unknown.


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