Current and former sporting stars and their partners, celebrities, and the who’s who of the business and media worlds walked the black carpet at the Virgin Australia AFL Grand Final Party.

The annual event, a highlight of the Toyota AFL Grand Final Week celebrations, this year was themed ‘Urban Utopia’ with a Hong Kong twist, to celebrate Virgin Australia’s launch of direct Melbourne to Hong Kong services.

Known for its extravagant theming, stellar guest list, and the very best in food, beverages, and entertainment; guests experienced virtual reality installations, palm readers, and a surprise performance by much-loved Australian singer/songwriter Daryl Braithwaite, who sang his classic hit, Horses.

Also making a grand entrance was Premiership Cup ambassador, Brent Harvey, who carried the prized Cup into the party.

Guests included: 

A host of current and former AFL players

Gillon McLachlan, AFL CEO

Nicky Whelan and Kerry Rhodes, Australian actress & former-NFL player

Kylie Brown, Brisbane Lions triple Premiership player and media personality

Chris Judd, media personality and two-time Brownlow medallist

Ksenija Lukich, E! News presenter & model

Jamie Robbie Reyne and Mia Woolrich, actor & musician

Natalie Roser and Harley Bonner, model and actor

Billy Brownless, former AFL player & media personality

Lincoln Lewis, actor

Olivia Rogers, Miss Universe Australia

Nathaniel Willemse, singer/songwriter

Catherine Skinner, gold media Olympian

Rob Mills, singer/songwriter & actor

Layne Beachley and Kirk Pengilly, champion surfer and INXS front man

Ricky and Rianna Ponting, former Australian cricket captain

Bruce and Chyka Keebaugh, The Big Group

Source: Virgin Australia