Bankwest is proud to support the diverse organisations and institutions listed below. It makes us happy to see the difference they make within the community.
Telethon is a registered children's charitable trust dedicated to raising funds to improve the lives of children and young people throughout Western Australia.
Bankwest has been a proud supporter of Telethon since inception over 45 years ago. Bankwest accept donations in all WA stores and our colleagues donate their time in the Phone Room and at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Telethon weekend.
West Coast Eagles Football Club was founded in 1986 and played its first game in the Australian Football League in the 1987 season. Since entering the competition, the West Coast Eagles have become one of the most successful clubs in the AFL, winning the 1992, 1994 and 2006 premierships and were runners-up in 1991 and 2005. The club has also produced two Brownlow Medallists, four Norm Smith Medallists, a Coleman Medallist, two winners of the Leigh Matthews Trophy and had at least one player in the All-Australian team in all but four seasons.
Bankwest is a co-major sponsor of the West Coast Eagles Football Club. The Bankwest and West Coast Eagles agreement is a significant and long-term sponsorship; representing the joining of two of WA’s most iconic brands. It’s another fabulous milestone as we continue to deepen our involvement in the WA community.
Football West is a not-for-profit organisation with all proceeds invested back into grassroots football activities.
They are the peak body for football (soccer) in Western Australia and are responsible for the delivery of the game across metropolitan and regional areas. Their responsibilities include the management of all levels of football outside of the Perth Glory and A-League, including elite State League, Sunday amateurs, women's, social, masters, junior boys and girls, disability, schools, state teams, development programs, coaching and referees.
At Bankwest, we love our sport and we’re proud to play a part in assisting Football West by funding the growth of female football programs across WA and supporting referees.
West Australian Ballet is the first ballet company ever formed in Australia. Its 32 dancers from all over the world perform four seasons per year at the most beautiful venues in Perth: the Quarry Amphitheatre, His Majesty's Theatre, and Burswood Theatre - usually with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Bankwest proudly supports The Great Leaps Program that provides discounted tickets to dance students attending West Australian Ballet’s performances and the Family Twilight Series, which allows young families to experience performances throughout the year with an early start and finish time.
The Bankwest Gallipoli run through Perth's beautiful Kings Park is held in recognition of the great ANZAC spirit. The annual event is a fun way to pay tribute to the ANZACS. And it's got to have a high satisfaction rating to know you’ve not only indulged in some physical activity but you'll also raise money for worthy causes.
The Gallipoli Run recognises the 8km march our ANZAC troops endured once they landed at Gallipoli during World War 1. It doesn't matter if you run or walk; serious and amateur runners/walkers are catered for with a choice of three options – an 8km run, a 4km run or a 4km walk. In other words, you can go as fast, or as slow, as you like!
Money raised from the Bankwest Gallipoli Run goes to Athletics WA, RSL and Legacy.
The Master Builders Association of Western Australia services builders, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants in building and construction so that they can run successful businesses in WA. It has represented the building and construction industry in WA since 1898.
Master Builders is active across the regions of Western Australia, with offices in Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Albany and Bunbury. Its primary role is to promote the views and interests of the building and construction industry. It also provides services to members in a broad range of areas including contracts, training, legal services, industrial relations, building codes and standards, industry economics and safety advice.
Master Builders has more than 1,500 member companies and organisations across WA. Master Builders’ members are active in both commercial and residential sectors, and are drawn from a range of trades, professions and backgrounds.
Bankwest has been a sponsor of the Master Builders Association since 2007 – demonstrating our commitment to the West Australian building and construction industry.
Performing Arts Perspectives has been designed to educate, inspire and entertain; above all it is a celebration of Western Australian emerging talent.
The annual 'showcase' provides a unique opportunity for students and educators in the performing arts, their families, friends, fellow students and the general public to view exemplary performances by the highest scoring Year 12 students in music, drama and dance.
Performing Arts Perspectives, provides the people of Western Australia with an opportunity to see the depth of creative talent in our schools and to offer young arts students a benchmark to which they could aspire and build upon.
This exciting event also provides participants, on the threshold of their careers, with the opportunity to gain public recognition for excellence in their chosen performing arts field.
It is the mission of Teen Challenge to provide youth, adults and children an effective and comprehensive solution to addiction as well as other life-controlling problems. Teen Challenge is committed to enabling and equipping those we serve to find freedom from addictive behaviour, to become socially and emotionally healthy, physically well and spiritually alive.
Teen Challenge reaches out to people from all backgrounds. Bankwest proudly sponsors an annual lunch event based in WA.
The Committee for Economic Development of Australia has informed, influenced and raised the standard of discussion about the issues shaping Australia's economic and social development for nearly 50 years.
They do this by:
ceda is an independent not-for-profit organisation whose funding comes from membership fees, events, research grants and sponsorship.
Bankwest has been a member of ceda since 2006 and continues to work closely with them.
Leadership WA’s vision is to enhance leadership capacity across the State. Leaders at all levels and from all backgrounds undertake leadership programs and each pledge to increase their commitment to the community in which they live and work.
Leadership WA’s leadership development programs aim to provide professionals with the tools needed to become great leaders in their organisations and communities. Leadership WA’s Skillsbank contributes over $3 million per year of strategic assistance to the not-for-profit and community sector through pro bono work undertaken by its alumni.
The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak representative body for the legal profession in Western Australia. As the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia, the Society provides comment, representation and submissions on a wide range of issues affecting the law.
The Society also coordinates a number of specific community initiatives such as the Francis Burt Law Education Centre, the Old Court House Museum, Law Access Pro Bono Referral Scheme and Law Week.
Bankwest is a long-time supporter and sponsor of the society.
Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA is a private, not-for-profit business organisation - the largest of its kind in Western Australia, and one of the most influential and respected chambers of commerce in the country.
Their mission is simple: to help foster an economic environment that encourages the growth of responsible private enterprise and to provide a range of relevant and cost-effective services to business.
CCIWA provides a comprehensive range of services which include a directory of public training courses, e-commerce support and services, business directories, apprentice and trainee management, employee relations and HR consultancy, OSH and workers' compensation advice, help with importing and exporting, business migration services and many others.
Bankwest has been a member since 1998 and we continue to work closely with them.
If you would like to contact us in relation to any of our community programs or share your stories we would love to hear from you.