Community partnerships

We've been part of the WA community for 125 years and we're proud to support, partner, and volunteer with a diverse group of local organisations.

Volunteering partnerships

Supporting the communities in which we live and work

Bankwest in the community

Our colleagues have two days paid leave per year to give back through volunteering. That’s over 7,000 hours of active support to community organisations doing critical work around Australia.

Volunteering WA (VWA) is the peak body for volunteering in Western Australia. Through VWA, we volunteer at a range of community organisations that support those affected by family and domestic violence.

Foodbank provides emergency food assistance to people in need. We help prepare affordable and nutritious frozen meals, and sort and pack hampers for Foodbank's charity partners.

Ronald McDonald House supports the families of sick children from regional areas while they receive treatment in Perth. We lend a hand by preparing home-cooked meals for them.

ABCN brings businesses and schools together to address educational disadvantage. Our colleagues mentor students through fun workplace-based programs that develop their confidence and skills.

Jawun brings corporate, government and philanthropic organisations together to drive change in Indigenous communities. Bankwest supports colleagues to take time away from their work to support Jawun's mission.


Our colleagues' commitment to supporting our community allows us to contribute to a range of important initiatives. Hear from our community partners about some of the ways we've been able to give back.

Foodbank WA CEO

Kate O’Hara

We are incredibly thankful for the support of Bankwest. It is only with the support of corporate partners such as yourselves that we are able to provide much needed support to as many Western Australians as we can. Bankwest has been a long-term supporters of Foodbank WA. The statistics from your volunteer efforts are unbelievable! Thank you again Bankwest.

Volunteering WA CEO

Tina Williams

In a year fraught with uncertainty Bankwest has continued to contribute their volunteer efforts to charities and community organisations in WA. Volunteering WA is proud to partner with Bankwest and support community initiatives that create a positive social impact and improve the financial wellbeing for people and organisations in our state. Thank you Bankwest for your volunteering commitments and making a positive difference to people and organisations in need.

ABCN State Manager (WA)

Tiffany Edwards

ABCN’s 15-year partnership with Bankwest has helped us achieve wonderful results and, more recently, Bankwest colleagues played a crucial role in supporting our aim of keeping students and mentors connected during the challenges COVID-19 kept throwing at us all. Thank you again for the amazing role Bankwest and its colleagues play in creating deep social benefit by investing in the next generation's long-term employability and wellbeing.

Community contributions

We love to support the community, and we have a number of opportunities for colleagues to get involved.

We’re proud to be the only partner to have supported since inception.

Our colleagues can donate blood during work hours.

Our partnership with CareerTrackers allows us to employ Indigenous university students for paid internships.

We partner with Reconciliation WA and actively support their programs and activities.


We're committed to tackling important issues such as domestic and financial abuse by partnering with key community organisations and the WA Government to raise awareness and create meaningful change.

Sponsorships and perks

We’re passionate about bringing the WA community together and partnering with organisations that make our state feel like home. Because of these partnerships, we can offer our customers unique benefits, discounts and tickets with RAC Arena, Optus Stadium and the Freo Dockers, to name a few.

We get what makes WA home – and we’re here to help you make the most of it.

Want to get in touch?

If you’d like to contact us about any of our contributions to the community, we’d love to hear from you.