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 2018, but only with the very generous and continuing support of our Sponsors, donors and guests without whom this would not have been possible.

In 2019 the WANTZ Committee is once again proudly supporting Hear and Say, a specialist Paediatric Hearing Assessment and Early Intervention Centre.

Hear and Say is one of the leading Paediatric Auditory-Verbal and cochlear implant centres in the world, teaching children who are deaf or hearing impaired to listen and speak. They use 'state of the art' equipment and provide a range of services for children including newborn hearing screening and complex diagnostic assessment. The Centre aims for its children to achieve speech and language in the normal range for their age by six years of age giving them the opportunity for a mainstream education, employment of choice and social integration with the hearing world.

The Centre is a charity based in Brisbane with regional centres on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Townsville and Toowoomba with an Outreach program for rural and remote children. It is a family based program recognizing the parent as the natural language teacher of the child.


  • 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 Saturday, 24th August, 2019.



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