2009 Annual Bonza Bash

Welcome to 2009 Annual Bonza Bash!

Yes, that’s right folks – its Bonza Bash time again!

While the economy might be in all kinds of strife at the moment, we refuse to let that get us down. Kick back, relax and get away from it all for a night out on the town at the Pacific Northwest’s

5th Annual Black Tie Bonza Bash
March 28th 2009 @ The Seattle Aquarium

Once a year in the Aussie outback, there is thrown an enormous party. People bus/fly/chopper in from all over the world dressed in formal wear to party under the stars until dawn, and do it as only Aussies know how – in the most unlikely of places, and thousands of miles from home. If you were one of the 800+ people who attended our last event @ Seattle’s EMP on 31st October 2008, you’ll know the kind of event we’re talking about.

Well it’s that time of year again – time to kick it up a notch and do what we do best – put together the most amazing party in the Pacific Northwest …

Come join hosts Dave McLauchlan and Brenton Webster as we celebrate our annual gala in style. Superb aquatic style, actually.

Party With A Cause

We had such a great time last year at the Seattle Aquarium that we’ve decided to return for this year’s event. Only this time we’re doing it bigger and better 🙂

Not only will you experience quite possibly the most amazing party ever, but you’ll also be helping raise money for charity.

Learn more about how you’ll be supporting the Seattle Aquarium’s mission of inspiring marine conservation…


As usual, we’ll have some fantastic entertainment to help you dance the night away.

The Beatniks have been called “The Biggest Band In Town” by the Seattle Times, and have played all over the world including Mexico, Whistler (BC), Las Vegas, Hawaii, New York and much more. They were the winning band on VH-1’s “Cover Wars”, and have drawn crowds of up to 35,000 people since they formed in the early 1990’s. The Beatniks are truly an iconic Seattle band, and we’re looking forward to having them join us for the Bonza Bash!

The Beatniks
The Beatniks

Together with DJ Rhythma DJ Rhythma , the Beatniks will have the dance floor full all night with their party hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. With DJ Rhythma spinning all the latest music, you’re guaranteed a spectacular night of musical entertainment!

The Bonza Bash

So how do you celebrate a Bonza Bash? Like this:

  1. Bring yourselves and your friends – we will be supplying the most unique venue in town, catered traditional Aussie hors d’oeuvres, a phenomenal band, one of Seattle’s most celebrated DJs and a couple of BIG surprises along the way.
  2. Wear black tie. Really. If you don’t have a tuxedo/formal dress, at least wear a jacket (or ladies equivalent). This is a chance to dress up, and we don’t get many of those in Seattle. FYI, people wearing jeans will be fed to the octopus. If you don’t believe us, ask the folks who tried last year. Oh wait, you can’t… 🙂
  3. RSVP early – the Bonza Bash now has an invite list of thousands, and we expect this year’s event to be VERY popular.
  4. Tell your friends – your friends are our friends. Feel free to add them to this invitation. Make sure they know how to celebrate a Bonza Bash.


Tickets are on sale now at Shindigg.com for $45. Get them before we are all sold out. This event has sold out for the past 4 years, and this year will be no exception.

Buy tickets now: Shindigg.com

Bonza Gold VIP

For the first time, we’re very pleased to partner with the Seattle Aquarium society (SEAS) to offer the SEAS Bonza Gold VIP Package. People have been asking us for a VIP package for a long time. You asked, and now we’re delivering. SEAS Bonza Gold VIP tickets are available in strictly limited numbers.

Read more about SEAS Bonza Gold VIP Tickets…


Diamond Sponsors



Silver Sponsors

Holland America Line

W Seattle

Machine Entertainment


South Australian Tourism Commission

Entercom Seattle

South Australian Tourism Commission

2009 Annual Bonza Bash

Welcome to 2009 Annual Bonza Bash!