The WANTZ Committee was established in 2003 in response to a need in the community to help in a very practical way. The name WANTZ is an acronym of the names of the five original committee members, and it also represents what the committee does - every year the WANTZ Committee chooses a charity organization to support and fundraises for equipment the chosen charity has on its 'WANTZ Wish List'. Please visit our webpage 'ABOUT US' for more information about our Committee Members.

Each year to date the WANTZ Committee has raised an increasing amount, with the sum total amount of over $2,000,000 raised from 2003 to 2019, but only with the very generous and continuing support of our Sponsors, donors and guests without whom this would not have been possible.

In 2020-22 the WANTZ Committee is proudly supporting MND and Me Foundation which supports people and their families living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Queensland. The Foundation delivers support programs and funds research into treatments and a cure for MND.

The WANTZ Committee had decided to cancel its gala dinner at the Customs House in 2020 and also in 2021 because of the impact Coronavirus had had on our community. The gala dinner will now be held on 26th August 2022 instead. WANTZ Committee is well on its way to purchasing a NeuroNode System and its fundraising for more of these devices will also continue into 2022.


  • ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of all funds donated goes directly to the charity we are supporting.
  • We pay no wages or honorariums.
  • Postage costs are donated by one of our key partners.
  • Committee members volunteer all their time (and energy).

We are in need of the generous support of Sponsors who can assist us with our fundraising to buy urgently required items of equipment. For more details as to how you can help, please turn to our 'DONATIONS' webpage. With the generosity and continuing support of our Sponsors, the valuable work of this organization can continue with the maximum effectiveness.

Each year the culmination of the WANTZ Committee's fundraising every year has been a spectacular dinner, where guests have included leading members of Brisbane's medical, legal, banking, government and business communities.

This year the WANTZ Committee Annual Gala Dinner will be held at:

Customs House Long Room
399 Queen Street, Brisbane.

on Friday, 26th August, 2022.



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