Bear Cottage provides end-of-life care for terminally ill children and their families.


Bear Cottage helps families cope with the impossible—to care for a child who is unlikely to see their 18th birthday, or their ninth, or sometimes even their first birthday. Bear Cottage supports children from across Australia regardless of where they receive their primary care. It's the only children’s hospice in NSW and one of only three in all of Australia.

A Bear Affair is the annual gala ball raising much-needed funds for Bear Cottage. Beginning in 2002, the volunteers and staff of Bear Cottage raised $25,000, and since then inaugural ball A Bear Affair has raised almost $2 million to support children and families who come to Bear Cottage. 


Come along to this year's event!

When: 6pm, Saturday 26 August

Where: Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Sydney, Sydney (formerly Four Points by Sheraton)

Tickets: $250 per ticket or $2,500 for a table of ten

There's plenty to enjoy at the Affair: last year the 450 guests were entertained by Emcee and long-term supporter of Bear Cottage 'Fast Ed' from Better Homes and Gardens, and the incredible Brad Blaze, world-renowned speed painter, recently named Entertainer of the Year at the prestigious Australian Event Awards.

This year we're planning an unforgettable evening featuring live music, auctions and much more.



Email us or call on (02) 9845 3131.