Spring Carnival
Spring Carnival 2023
Spring Carnival 2023


We are thrilled to welcome you to the 2024 Wishlist Spring Carnival.
On this special afternoon, we celebrate coming together to raise vital funds to make a difference for each and every one of our families.
Now in its 15th year, Wishlist Spring Carnival has raised over $2 million for lifesaving medical equipment, affordable hospital accommodation close to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, medical research, invaluable therapy services and so much more.

When Friday, 6th September 2024, arrive at 12:30pm for a 1:00pm start.
VIP Arrival midday to enjoy the Starter's Lounge. 
Where Sunshine Coast Convention Centre, Novotel Sunshine Coast, 270 Ocean Dr, Twin Waters.
Dress Code Spring Carnival Racewear.
After Party Head down to the Spring Carnival After Party at 5pm to continue the fun with live music, artist to be announced. 


Now is the time to register your guests.

You will need your guests' full name, email address, mobile and dietary requirements.


If you require an invitation to send to your guests, please reach out to us at



SCLMA gala is fundraising to purchase a Biplane unit to give stroke patients their best chance of recovery.

Your support will help us fund a life-saving medical device for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital - a 3D imaging machine called a Biplane Unit - the first of its kind in our region which will help stroke and brain aneurysm patients. One in four people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime, and every minute a stroke goes untreated, 1.9 million neurons die. With your help, we can establish the region's first clot-retrieval service using the Biplane Unit, sparing patients from the 90-minute journey to Brisbane. This transformative device will provide critical, life-saving treatment right here on the Coast, giving stroke patients the best chance for recovery. We urgently need to raise $600,000 for this equipment.

Every minute counts, every dollar counts.

Wishlist Spring Carnival Auction

Are you interested in making a difference by contributing to the Wishlist Spring Carnival Auction? 
We invite you to express your interest in donating an item/service/experience to support our cause.
Your generous contribution will help us raise vital funds for stroke victims by purchasing lifesaving medical equipment, 3D-imaging machine - the first of its kind in the region, called a ‘Biplane Unit’.

Fill out the form below with details about the item you wish to donate.

Donate an item

wishlist cup virtual horse race
wishlist cup virtual horse race


The Wishlist Spring Carnival Cup is a horse race which boasts a fantastic prize pool. There are 10 horses in the Wishlist Spring Carnival Cup horse race which will be shown on-screen in the afternoon.

For $50 you can select a horse from the Wishlist Spring Carnival Cup Betting Booth and you will recieve a numbered band related to your horse. 

Once the race is complete, the corresponding numbers for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place-getters will be placed into three separate draws for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The final three winners will then be drawn onstage and receive their prize.

More details to come!


Join the 2024 Wishlist Spring Carnival Facebook Group to keep in the know of all details Wishlist Spring Carnival! 


Take a glimpse at last year's Wishlist Spring Carnival, welcoming over 700 movers and shakers from the Coast to the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre for a day brimming with fun, fashion, and fundraising.

Spring Carnival guests
Wishlist Spring Carnival 2022
Wishlist Spring Carnival fundraising event at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre


Contact Wishlist Partnerships and Fundraising Lead Jasmine Wheatley on or call the Wishlist Office on (07) 5202 1777 to know more about becoming a Wishlist Spring Carnival sponsor. 

Interested in Sponsorship


Refunds, exchanges and transfers:

Wishlist does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of a change in your personal circumstances, such as illness, or due to external factors such as, for example, adverse weather. Wishlist will only provide a refund or exchange a ticket if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated and you cannot, or do not wish to, attend the rescheduled or relocated event, or to the extent otherwise required by law. Wishlist will not cover any out of pocket expenses or losses in regards to travel or accommodation bookings, or other goods or services in the event of a cancellation, rescheduling or relocation. When attending a Wishlist event, you and each attendee in your group agree to assume all risks associated with COVID-19 or other such communicable diseases. Tickets may not, without the prior written consent of Wishlist be resold or offered for resale, used for advertising, promotion, other commercial purposes, or to enhance the demand for other goods or services. If a ticket is sold or used in breach of this condition, the ticket may be cancelled without a refund and the ticketholder may be refused entry. By attending a Wishlist event, you and each attendee in your group acknowledge and agree that you each may be filmed and/or recorded and you each give permission to Wishlist to use your image, likeness and voice obtained at the event in all media for marketing purposes and without any compensation. If you are no longer able to attend a Wishlist event, you can transfer your ticket to another person if notified in writing to Wishlist prior to the event. Email to