Our Partners

Major Supporters

We acknowledge the contribution of our Major Supporters.

BHP

BHP is a leading global resource company with a long and proud history in Western Australia.

BHP has been operating in the Pilbara for almost 50 years and is a key contributor to the region’s and State’s social and economic development by being one of the State’s largest employers.

As well as employing thousands of people across Western Australia, BHP supports health, education, Indigenous development and community infrastructure initiatives, through its social investment program.

BHP’s social investments are delivered through long term commitments with government and not for profit organisations, and the Company is proud to support organisations who have contributed to the development of Western Australia.

Government of Western Australia

The Government of Western Australia is a core supporter of Celebrate WA in its promotion of WA Day.

 

Lotterywest

Lotterywest (formerly the Lotteries Commission of Western Australia) was established in 1932 at the height of the economic depression of that era to offer state authorised Lottery products to raise money for hospitals and charitable organisations. Lotterywest, now operating under the Lotteries Commission Act (1990) continues to have responsibility for running the official State Lottery in Western Australia and for raising and distributing the funds for the beneficiaries in the way in which the Act sets out. As a Major Supporter, Lotterywest supports Celebrate WA’s community program including WA Day Festival celebrations held around the state and SOTA Music Festival. Lotterywest recently provided a special project grant to develop an Aboriginal Consultation Plan. This plan is to facilitate a conversation with representatives from the Aboriginal community of Western Australia to ascertain how they might participate meaningfully in WA Day celebrations.

Award Sponsors

Alcoa of Australia

A key contributor to the Western Australian and Australian economy for more than 50 years, Alcoa of Australia plays an important role in supporting the communities in which it operates. For almost 40 years Alcoa has proudly sponsored Celebrate WA and the annual awards honouring the achievements and contributions of exemplary Western Australians. In Australia Alcoa’s operations represent the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting system. The Company employs approximately 4,400 people in Western Australia and Victoria with 3,900 of those living and working in and around Perth, Kwinana, Pinjarra, Mandurah, Waroona and Harvey. For Alcoa’s business to thrive, the communities in which it operates must also thrive. That’s why the Company is committed to investing in community organisations and individuals working to advance Western Australia.

APM

APM helps people across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom improve their lives through employment, disability, community, health and family-related services.

In partnership with Celebrate WA, APM is supporting the Professions Award in the Western Australian of the Year Awards and the Six Seasons Trail, which celebrates the Noongar seasons through incredible Indigenous artwork around Elizabeth Quay.

APM’s Indigenous engagement includes supporting more than 4,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people every year through employment and community-based programs.

As Australia’s largest provider of the government’s Disability Employment Services, APM also specialises in helping people with an injury, illness or disability breakdown the barriers to work and succeed in any kind of job.

By working with businesses across the country, APM delivers services to help employers recruit and build a diverse and productive team, in a safe and healthy working environment.

Starting in Western Australia in 1994 with three vocational rehabilitation consultants, today APM maintains a global headquarters in Perth with more than 400 offices and 1,700 employees nationally.

BHP

BHP is a leading global resource company with a long and proud history in Western Australia.

BHP has been operating in the Pilbara for almost 50 years and is a key contributor to the region’s and State’s social and economic development by being one of the State’s largest employers.

As well as employing thousands of people across Western Australia, BHP supports health, education, Indigenous development and community infrastructure initiatives, through its social investment program.

BHP’s social investments are delivered through long term commitments with government and not for profit organisations, and the Company is proud to support organisations who have contributed to the development of Western Australia.

Channel 7

Channel 7 opened in Perth in 1959 and since 2007 has been the highest rated television network in Australia. Channel 7 has become a major contributor to the cultural and entertainment life of Western Australia, and is regarded by the community as the leading television station in WA. Channel 7 fulfils an important role in charitable and community matters and actively promotes, supports and encourages charitable and community service organisations. Channel 7 organises popular public events such as Telethon – a 24 hour fundraising program with local and interstate guests and the annual Christmas Pageant which is held through the streets of Perth with thousands of spectators lining the streets for the best view to watch the spectacular parade of floats.

Perdaman

Perdaman is a multinational group based in Western Australia with a long standing track record in involvement within a diverse range of markets. From investments in fertiliser production to help our farmers produce crops, to the ownership and management of shopping centres that make wonderful experiences and community hubs; from the production and distribution of pharmaceuticals to provide better healthcare, to migration services and advanced energy solutions, we are an innovative company that actively seeks out new opportunities.

These are just some of the commercial aspects of Perdaman. Integral to this is our corporate culture of creating leaders and growing together as a team, and all of our operations and backed by extensive financial services to ensure strength and growth.

We are also highly involved in the community, and actively give back – from supporting local sporting teams to contributing towards better education. We do what we do with passion, and we do what we do with a sincere desire to create a better tomorrow.

Wesfarmers

From its origins in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers’ cooperative, Wesfarmers has grown into one of Australia’s largest publicly listed companies. With headquarters in Western Australia, its diverse, Australia-wide business operations cover supermarkets, department stores, home improvement and office supplies; coal mining; chemicals, energy and fertilisers; and industrial and safety products. Wesfarmers is Australia’s largest private sector employer with more than 200,000 employees and has a shareholder base of approximately 500,000 people. Wesfarmers’ long standing objective is to deliver a satisfactory return to shareholders. Guided by this principle, the company has developed a unique, highly-focused and disciplined business culture. Underlying this, Wesfarmers adheres to four core values: integrity; openness; accountability; and boldness. Wesfarmers has a strong focus on looking after its employees and ensuring they have a safe environment in which to work; providing excellent products and services to its customers; looking after and caring for the environment; and making a contribution to the communities in which it operates.  Wesfarmers is proud to promote greater knowledge of Western Australia’s outstanding Aboriginal leaders by supporting the Aboriginal Award.

Woodside

As part of Woodside’s partnership with Celebrate WA, Woodside supports the Arts and Culture Award in the Western Australian of the Year Awards. The Arts and Culture Award is presented for contribution, talent and expertise that has significantly impacted the development, promotion and recognition of arts and culture.  Woodside’s community arts partnerships are implemented under the Cultural Values and Community Identity theme, which Woodside sees as an opportunity to support initiatives that share our Australian heritage, while respecting, preserving and celebrating the unique qualities of host communities.

Headquartered in Perth, Woodside is Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, with safe and reliable operations spanning decades. Woodside is one of the world’s leading producers of liquefied natural gas, helping meet the demands for cleaner energy from Japan, China, Republic of Korea and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Principal Partners

Bupa

Bupa is a diverse health and care group which has been committed to a purpose of longer, healthier, happier lives for close to 70 years.

In Australia and New Zealand, Bupa supports more than 6 million customers through a broad range of health and care services including health insurance, aged care, rehabilitation, dental, optical, medical, hearing and medical visa services.

We are committed to making a difference for WA families, as proven through our partnership with Kids Helpline, our pledge to help Telethon Kids Institute end rheumatic heart disease, and by supporting the WAFL and WAFLW competitions as a Premier Partner in 2019.

Employing more than 22,000 people, we believe that we can make a real difference to the lives of Australian families through our values, purpose and the way that we deliver personalised care.

As we are not listed, we are able to reinvest our profits into improving the quality of health and care services. Since 2002 we have reinvested approximately $6bn in Australia and New Zealand, while the Bupa Health Foundation has invested over $31 million to support more than 100 health and care projects.

Synergy

Synergy is WA’s largest electricity generator and retailer of gas and electricity with more than one million residential, business and industry customers.

We provide 52% of the electricity sold to households and business customers in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) and about 55% of the contestable gas load in the industrial and commercial market.

Our generating portfolio is extensive and diverse. We own and operate power stations in the electricity grid called the SWIS which extends from Kalbarri in the north, east to Kalgoorlie and south to Albany.

Synergy is owned by the Government of Western Australia, represented by the Minister for Energy.

We are using our experience and expertise to build a smarter energy mix for WA, we are working for WA’s tomorrow and your today.

Venue Partners

Burswood Park Board

Burswood Park Board has proudly supported Celebrate WA and its annual awards for more than 25 years.  Burswood Park Board is responsible for managing Burswood Park, a 56-hectare sprawling public parkland located on the banks of the Swan River, less than five kilometres from the Perth CBD and within walking distance of some of Perth’s premier tourist destinations – including Optus Stadium and the iconic Matagarup Bridge. With its spectacular views, barbecues and picnic areas, children’s playground, lakes, gardens and walking trails, Burswood Park is a popular venue for locals and tourists alike.

The Park is also home to the Swan Fountain – the centrepiece of the Citizen of the Year Lake.  The stunning sculpture, which showcases five Western Australian black swans rising majestically from their nest, captures the spirit and life of Western Australia’s treasured Swan River. The names of recipients of the WA Citizen of the Year are displayed on plaques affixed to the cobbled limestone edge of the adjoining dais.

To plan your next trip to Burswood Park, visit burswoodpark.wa.gov.au or Facebook @BurswoodPark.

Crown Perth

Set on the banks of the picturesque Swan River, Crown Perth is one of Western Australia’s iconic tourist destinations welcoming over nine million visitors every year. Crown Perth is WA’s only fully integrated entertainment resort offering three hotels, 39 restaurants and bars, nightclub, 24 hour casino, convention centre, theatre and a range of recreational facilities. The resort offers a spectacular venue to dine, stay, play, celebrate and be entertained, all in one place.

 

Media Partners

Channel 7

Channel 7 opened in Perth in 1959 and since 2007 has been the highest rated television network in Australia. Channel 7 has become a major contributor to the cultural and entertainment life of Western Australia, and is regarded by the community as the leading television station in WA. Channel 7 fulfils an important role in charitable and community matters and actively promotes, supports and encourages charitable and community service organisations. Channel 7 organises popular public events such as Telethon – a 24 hour fundraising program with local and interstate guests and the annual Christmas Pageant which is held through the streets of Perth with thousands of spectators lining the streets for the best view to watch the spectacular parade of floats.

The West Australian

The West Australian is the only locally edited daily newspaper published in Perth. Published in tabloid format, The West Australian is the second-oldest continuously produced newspaper in Australia, having been published since 1833. As a company, The West Australian is committed to servicing the state and providing support to a number of business, arts and entertainment, sport and community organisations. The West Australian Newspaper in tandem with Seven Perth and The Sunday Times, provides Celebrate WA with exceptional coverage of all events within the WA Day program.

The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is more than just a newspaper; it is a cultural ritual well-guarded by West Australians. The Sunday Times keeps our readers in touch with what’s happening in news, sport, fashion, entertainment, health, lifestyle and much more. The Sunday Times is a proud supporter of WA Day, a day the WA community can come together to celebrate our great state.

mix94.5

mix94.5 is Perth’s number one radio station; entertaining listeners with the widest variety of music – from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s and beyond – including across the famous “No Repeat Workday!”

The Big Breakfast with Clairsy, Matt & Kymba starts the day from 6am weekdays, with “everything Perth” – the big stories and celebrities in town, the news and sport that matters and Perth’s most trusted traffic reports from Captain Paul.

In the afternoon, it’s The Rush Hour with Pete Curulli: keeping you company for the school pick-up from 3pm with lots of laughs and the important local stuff, before Aussie comedy royalty Jane Kennedy and Mick Molloy wrap up the day from 5pm!

hit92.9

hit92.9 is the home of Perth’s Hits & Old School and RnB Fridays! The biggest hits, right next to the banging old school tunes Perth loves.

Make the move to Heidi, Xavier & Ryan weekdays from 6am, catch Kat & Tim with all the hits & old school from 9am, then drive home with Carrie & Tommy from 3pm, followed by Hughesy & Kate from 4.30pm. The action doesn’t stop on air, with all the hilarious antics also caught on our Facebook and Instagram. Check it out @hit929 and @HeidiXavierRyan

Supporting Partners

Deloitte

We believe that we’re only as good as the good we do. All the facts and figures that talk to our size and diversity and years of history, as notable and important as they may be, are secondary to the truest measure of Deloitte: the impact we make in the world.

We help Deloitte clients, our people, and sections of society to achieve remarkable goals, solve complex problems and make meaningful progress. The beliefs, behaviours and fundamental sense of purpose underpin all that we do.

With over 150 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, our organisation has grown in scale and diversity – approximately 245,000 people in 150 countries and territories, providing audit, tax, legal, financial advisory, risk advisory, and consulting services – yet our shared culture remains the same.  What really defines us is our drive to make an impact that matters on our people, our clients, our community and our environment.

Deloitte has a longstanding commitment to care for and give back to the communities in which we live and work and we are proud to support Celebrate WA.

EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services and the market leader in Western Australia. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.

Our purpose to build a better working world extends to our people, our clients and our communities. Because when business works better, the world works better.

At EY, the search for better working starts with a better question — to challenge, inspire and unlock new solutions. In a disrupted world in which new products, markets, workforces and sectors are emerging faster than ever, we believe that asking and answering better questions, will help our clients to operate more efficiently, manage risk, foster growth and inspire confidence.

Being an active and positive contributor to the communities in which we live is at the core of our business.

EY is proud to support the Professions Award, celebrating Western Australia’s outstanding leaders contributing to major social, scientific or economic impact at a state, national or international level.

Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading law firms, with 24 offices located across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, the UK and the US. We guide many of the world’s largest and most respected organisations through their most important transactions, disputes and projects. We aim to bring a new perspective to our clients’ businesses, working with them to identify opportunity and manage risk in an uncertain marketplace.

K&L Gates

K&L Gates is one of the largest fully integrated law firms in the world, with more than 2,000 lawyers practising seamlessly across five continents. We represent leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group. We also work with public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organisations and individuals. We like to work collaboratively with our clients and their business in a straight talking way.

Hospitality Partners

Print Partners

Major Supporters

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