14th March 2020
Deakin Waterfront

About Rock Off MND

Rock Off MND, A Night To Make A Difference is a live music event that will raise much-needed funds and awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Rock Off MND was inspired by Jenny Simko, who was diagnosed with MND in August 2014. Currently, there is no known cure and no effective treatment for this debilitating and terminal disease.

All net proceeds from Rock Off MND are donated directly to support vital MND research. 

Rock up for a fantastic night of entertainment or donate generously in support of this great cause.

For more information on Motor Neurone Disease check out MND Victoria.





Stereo Stars


On the 7th of August 2014 Jenny Simko was given devastating news that would change her life forever. After ten months of medical tests Jen was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). At the age of 53 she was happy, fit, enjoying life, happily married for 30 years, and was a proud mother of 3 wonderful children.

Receiving news that she had a terminal illness with no known cause and no known cure was shattering. Jen however amazed everyone with her remarkably positive approach in handling her situation and was truly inspiring.

As a registered nurse for over 30 years Jen had dedicated her life to helping people, and never expected to be needing care at that stage of her life. However MND is a cruel disease that does not discriminate and kills over 100,000 people globally each year.

Jen handled her many challenges with MND with incredible positivity, strength, grace, dignity and a sense of calm. Sadly however Jen passed away on the 14th November 2015.

The concept behind ‘Rock Off MND’ was originally conceived by Jen, and we know people will support this great initiative to help work towards finding a cure for this devastating disease. Through Jen’s inspiration we are determined to raise as much money as possible through ‘Rock Off MND’, with all net proceeds being donated to vital MND research.

Please join us for a fantastic night of entertainment or donate generously in support of this great cause.

Rock Off MND 2019 Raffle Prize Winners


1st Prize
Andy Sholl, Newtown, Victoria
MG3 CORE Auto White 15” Alloys, Cruise Control. Touchscreen with Apple Car Play

2nd Prize
Jason Crookall, Wickham, NSW
2x Business Class Flights to Sydney with 2 nights accommodation at Hilton Sydney

3rd Prize
Dawn Renfrey, Marshall, Victoria
$1,000 Myer Coles Group Gift Cards

4th Prize
Jodie Waller, Darley, Victoria
“Rock Pool” kiln formed glass platter by Glass Artist David Hobday



Tickets can only be purchased online at the event website www.rockoffmnd.com.au

Tickets cost $70 incl. booking fee per person.

No refunds available. The event will proceed rain, hail or shine.

All net proceeds from Rock Off MND, will be donated to MND Victoria for vital MND research.

Yes. Children are permitted however as this is held at a licensed venue children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children also must have a valid ticket.

Patrons are permitted entry from 5:00pm and the entertainment commences at 5:45pm. The event concludes at 11:00pm.

5.45pm MDRN LOVE
7.30pm Dragon
9.30pm Stereo Stars

Free parking is available at Deakin University Carpark located across the road from the venue. Entrance via Smythe Street.

Rock Off MND will be staged in the outdoor courtyard. In the event of inclement weather the event will be staged indoors, adjacent to the courtyard.

No, BYO food or alcohol is not permitted at this event. A great range of food and drinks will be sold at the venue.

Deakin University is a non-smoking venue.

Yes pass outs will be available.

No, however some seating will be available at the venue.

Deakin University has excellent wheelchair access throughout.



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