The ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball is the pinnacle event of the Cairns Amateurs Carnival.

Enjoy the glamour of the North’s most prestigious event in a waterfront marquee on the Cairns Esplanade Eastern Events Lawn. Indulge in a delicious seafood buffet and premium beverages, then dance the night away to a seamless assortment of colourful live music and spectacular fireworks display.

As a gala event, the dress code at the ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball, for both members and guests is strictly Black Tie, with a lounge suit and tie as the minimum requirement for men.
Dress standards must be adhered to by all Members and their Guests or entrance may be refused.

When: Friday 7th September
6.30pm – 12.00am

Venue: Cairns Esplanade Eastern Event Lawn

Cost: $280.00 per person


  • Pre-Dinner Canapes
  • Seafood Buffet Food Stations
  • Premium Five Hour Beverage Package
  • Live Music throughout the evening
  • Fireworks display


The ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball Menu (sample)


  • Salt and spice calamari
  • Teriyaki beef, pickled vegetable and wasabi mayonnaise rolls
  • Smoked eggplant and fetta bruschetta

Food stations


  • Sushi selection
  • Steamers – bamboo steamers with dim sum, dumplings and steam buns
  • Thai beef larp with green papaya salad
  • Spring rolls – barramundi, prawn, san chow bow, duck and plum
  • Beef Golden Curry
  • Chicken and Vegetable Stir fry with Oyster and Ginger Sauce
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice

Carvery and Grill

  • Roast beef tenderloin –mushroom and pepper sauce
  • Roast pork loin – hoi sin glaze
  • Chicken tandoori
  • Balsamic and Mint Marinated Lamb Leg steaks
  • Grilled mackerel – Lemon Caper Dressing

The Seafood Dingy                                                                                               

  • Fresh cooked prawns
  • Smoked mussels
  • Cooked bugs
  • Fresh oysters
  • Baguette and dipping sauce

Market corner

  • Caesar salad
  • Garden Vegetable Salad
  • Roast Sweet Potato, Sundried Tomato, Fetta and Spinach Salad
  • Tomato and bocconcini salad
  • Roast Eggplant, Zucchini and Chickpea Salad
  • Cajun Pasta Salad – Mushroom, Red Capsicum – Spicy Dressing
  • Hummus, Babaganoush, Beetroot dip – Vegetable crudities
  • Bread selection
  • Antipasto – marinated vegetables, olives, feta, dolmades, selected salami and cured meats

Sweet tooth

  • Chocolate Fountains with Marshmallows and Tropical Fruit
  • Selected mini cakes and pastries
  • Cheese, fruits and crackers
  • Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse Pots
  • Mini Magnums
  • Coffee and Tea station
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