Town & Gown 2022

Town & Gown Gala Dinner 2022 will be an evening of celebration and distinction.

Message from the Chancellor

I warmly invite you to Town & Gown 2022, an evening of celebration and distinction. Hosted by Ray Martin and showcasing our prestigious Alumni Awards, we’ll celebrate the achievements of Western Sydney University.

For my final Town & Gown event as Chancellor, I hope to leave a legacy of ongoing change, by establishing a Refugee Scholarship Fund. This will be an endowed fund, ensuring that scholarships for refugee and asylum seeker students are offered in perpetuity. 

I have had the privilege of witnessing first hand the immense contribution that refugees make when they get the support and encouragement they need. 

By supporting this event, you will help refugees take back control of their lives and enrich the economic, social and cultural life of Australia. All of us will benefit. 

I encourage you to join us for this important occasion.

Professor Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor

Western Sydney University   

Event Information

Saturday, 29 October 2022

6.00 pm - 10.30 pm

The William Inglis Hotel
155 Governor Macquarie Drive
Warwick Farm

Black tie

Event Sponsorship and Table Bookings

There are exclusive sponsorship opportunities available with benefits including pre-dinner VIP reception, VIP seating, corporate branding and promotion.

To find out more information, please download our sponsorship brochure or contact the Office of Advancement at

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Camel Foundation

Whitlam Westies

Matt and Nicole Graham

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is recognised as the leading advocate for the Western Sydney region and as a dynamic and young global university.

As the most culturally diverse university in Australia, Western Sydney University has over 170 cultural and ethnic groups represented across our community. We are committed to providing access to education for those whose journey is not traditional.

The theme for Town & Gown 2022 is refugee scholarships. A dedicated fund will be established, which over time will provide scholarships to some of our most deserving and impressive students.

Town & Gown 2022 is an opportunity to come together, after a period of disruption and uncertainty caused by the global pandemic. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the diversity, innovation and leadership that our community has shown through this difficult time.

This is a particularly special event as it will be the final Town & Gown gala dinner attended by Professor Peter Shergold AC in his role as Chancellor of the University.

Please consider becoming a sponsor for Town & Gown 2022.

Presenting our Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards program acknowledges and celebrates the exceptional achievements of our outstanding graduates.

At Western we recognise that our alumni are a vital part of our story and as we look to the future, we aim to continue to build upon a dynamic and innovative culture that secures and sustains success.

The Alumni Awards program showcases the best and brightest graduates who have become trailblazers and leaders, demonstrating excellence throughout their careers, and building on the foundation they built together with Western.

If you would like find out more about the Alumni Awards program, or you would like to nominate an outstanding graduate, please contact us at