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.
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.
RugbyWA is a not for profit, community based organisation dedicated to growing rugby union within Western Australia. All profits raised from the professional team and sponsorship investments go straight back into grass root rugby activities. RugbyWA also run the Senior, Junior, Schools, Country and Women's Club Competitions, as well owning and operating the Western Force. It is this diverse range of activities that allow us to offer varied and unique sponsorship packages.
The Western Force is a West Australian based franchise (100% owned and run by RugbyWA) who competes in the Super Rugby Competition. This international tournament is played between clubs from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and is genuinely regarded as the toughest, most exciting, provincial rugby competition in the world.
Bankwest is the Happy Grassroots Partner of Rugby in WA and the Western Force – which means that we not only support our heroes, but we also foster emerging local talent.
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 happy supporter of Telethon since inception over 45 years ago. Bankwest’s support of Telethon includes keeping the WA Community up to date with various events and fundraising drives for Telethon via “The Telethon Diary”, a weekly Community Services Announcement aired on Channel 7. In addition to this, 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 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 bench mark 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.
Bankwest is supporting Performing Arts Perspectives as the Premier Partner for 2010.
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.
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.
Bankwest has been a councillor company of the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) since 2003 and actively engages in AbaF's programs of business arts partnerships and business volunteering
AbaF's purpose is to promote and facilitate private sector support of the arts. By doing this AbaF seeks to enhance the sustainability of the arts, the creativity of business and the cultural life of communities.
A company of the Australian Government, AbaF is a national organization headquartered in Melbourne with directors in every state. Each state has a chapter of councillors drawn from members of the National Council based in that state. Bankwest is a member of the Western Australian chapter.
Leadership Western Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that facilitates leadership enhancement opportunities for high potential leaders. Leadership Western Australia balances individual development with public spirited, community involvement for the benefit of Western Australia. Leadership Western Australia has a vision of enhancing leadership excellence across the state.
Bankwest has supported this organisation for many years and has committed to them until 2012.
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 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.
CCI 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.