Our 2021 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 provided a special project grant to develop an Aboriginal Consultation Plan. This plan facilitated a conversation with representatives from the Aboriginal community of Western Australia to ascertain how they might participate meaningfully in WA Day celebrations.

Premier Partners

Woodside Energy

Woodside led the development of LNG in Australia, and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges.

As Australia’s leading natural gas producer, our operations in Western Australia are renowned for their safety, reliability, efficiency, and environmental performance.

We recognise that enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to maintaining our licence to operate. We actively seek to build relationships with our stakeholders. We create stronger communities through programs that improve knowledge, build resilience and create shared opportunities.

Award Sponsors

HBF

HBF was founded in Perth in 1941 and has provided private health insurance to generations of Western Australians.

In 80 years HBF has grown to become Australia’s second largest member-based health fund, providing hospital and ancillary insurance to nearly one million members nationwide.  HBF is also becoming a more active participant in health services, with the establishment of its Pharmacy 777 alliance and the recent launch of HBF Dental.

HBF’s purpose is to deliver for its members in the moments that matter.  As a trusted, member-based organisation, HBF also recognises that it is an intrinsic part of the community and is committed to connecting with and supporting the communities in which we operate.

Woodside Energy

Woodside led the development of LNG in Australia, and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges.

As Australia’s leading natural gas producer, our operations in Western Australia are renowned for their safety, reliability, efficiency, and environmental performance.

We recognise that enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to maintaining our licence to operate. We actively seek to build relationships with our stakeholders. We create stronger communities through programs that improve knowledge, build resilience and create shared opportunities.

Alcoa of Australia

A key contributor to the Western Australian and Australian economy for nearly 60 years, Alcoa Australia plays an important role in supporting the communities in which it operates.

For over 42 years Alcoa has proudly sponsored Celebrate WA and the annual awards honouring the achievements and contributions of exemplary Western Australians.

Alcoa’s Australian operations represent one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems. The company employs about 4,250 people in Western Australia and Victoria with about 3,800 of those living in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South West areas.

Alcoa understands, for its 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

Headquartered in Perth with operations across 10 countries, APM has been providing services to enable better lives for more than 25 years.

Our network of more than 6,650 people in 10 countries is dedicated to helping individuals of all abilities thrive with independent and fulfilling lives.

Our passion lies in helping people be their best, whether it’s an employee or someone receiving our services.

And we believe in celebrating the success of every individual who overcomes physical, intellectual, or psychological injury, illness or disability, to reach their goal in life.

In the last 12 months, our team members have reached the lives of more than 1 million people.

In Western Australia, APM is a trusted provider of employment services helping thousands of job seekers and people with disability to find meaningful employment.

We also deliver Local Area Coordination services, to help people with disability, families, carers and NDIS participants to access mainstream, community and funded support.

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.

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.

Venue Partners

Crown Perth

Set on the banks of the picturesque Swan River, Crown Perth is one of Western Australia’s iconic tourist destinations welcoming over ten million visitors every year. Crown Perth is WA’s only fully integrated entertainment resort offering three hotels, 33 restaurants and bars, 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.

Burswood Park Board

 Burswood Park Board hosted the WA Day Festival and SOTA for the first time in 2019, after proudly supporting 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.

Over the coming years, Burswood Park will be transformed from a suburban parkland into an exciting, contemporary destination for generations to come, via a comprehensive master planning process.

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.

 

Media Partners

Mix94.5

Mix94.5 is Perth’s most loved radio station and has been entertaining locals with the hits you love from then to now for almost 30 years. Get that Perth feeling with Pete, Matt & Kymba from 6am to 9am weekdays, then drive home with Carrie & Tommy from 3pm – and of course, our iconic RnB Fridays from 9am to 3pm. The action doesn’t stop on air, with all the hilarious antics also caught on our Facebook and Instagram – check it out @mix945perth

92.9 Triple M

Ready, set, ROCK. Perth finally has a true rock station in 92.9 Triple M – making it the 49th Triple M station across Australia. Enjoy a unique blend of rock, sport and comedy, starting with Basil, Xav & Jenna from 6am to 9am weekdays, then catch The Marty Sheargold Show from 3pm, Molloy for the drive home at 4pm and round it out with The Rush Hour WA with Lachy & Embers at 6pm. We’ve got sport covered all weekend with Saturday’s Dead Set Legends with Xavier, Mickey & Britt 8am to 10am… AND let’s not forget Triple M’s AFL Call team, who call all the big games every weekend. Follow along @triplemperth

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.

Supporting Partners

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.

Kingston Reid

Kingston Reid is Australia’s largest specialist workplace firm with a national focus, international reach and a global outlook. Our extensive national team of lawyers, across all levels, led by nine deeply experienced partners, expertly guide and support employers through the full lifecycle of workplace relations, employment, and workplace health and safety matters.

Whether it be day-to-day employment issues, highly strategic and commercially significant deliberations employers need to make, or in matters before courts and tribunals, we are the specialist workplace law firm to have on hand. We are progressive and innovative, and passionate about connecting the right people with the right information and outcomes.

 

PwC

At PwC Australia our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. PwC works with businesses, Government and the community to help Australia continue to thrive and grow.

Hospitality Partners

Gage Roads

Gage Roads is proudly independent and West Australian, brewing just outside of Fremantle for more than 15 years. Inspired by a love of good beer and the ocean, Gage Roads took its name from the stretch of water that separates Freo and Rottnest. We saw a lot of ourselves in that place. It’s a spot where you can relax, escape, explore and seek out adventure. It’s what we’re all about.

Gage Roads is all about fresh, local beer. We love brewing beer that’s for everyone and across a range of styles. Single Fin Summer Ale was first brewed back in 2015, and has grown to become WA’s favourite brew. While in 2020, we released Pipe Dreams Coastal Lager. It’s a beer that’s crisp, clean and refreshing. It’s brewed naturally with nothing more than water, hops, yeast and malt.

 

Print Partners

Major Supporters

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