Our Major Partners
Surf Life Saving WA
SLSWA's core principle is 'Saving Lives and Building Great Communities'. Not only does SLSWA ensure safety at our beaches; it also helps the community by providing social, recreational and sporting opportunities. Wesfarmers supports SLSWA by sponsoring its Emergency Response Teams which keep our beaches and aquatic environment safe.
Mission Australia helps disadvantaged Australians get back on their feet, giving them the ability to build strong family relationships, gain sustainable employment and avoid homelessness. Wesfarmers supports Mission Australia by sponsoring their Youth Withdrawal and Respite Service, the only such facility directed at young people in Western Australia.
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (formerly the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research) has made a significant contribution to health and medicine through its research into the genetic and environmental causes of a range of diseases. Wesfarmers has been a strong supporter of the Institute since its foundation. Through Wesfarmers’ support the Institute has recently established Australia’s first Professorial Chair in Women’s Cancers.
The McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation
The McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation supports research to make Alzheimer's a treatable and preventable disease. The Foundation was established in 2001, with Wesfarmers beginning its support in 2005.
The Clontarf Foundation
The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.
Telethon Kids Institute
The Telethon Kids Institute's Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines & Infectious Diseases was established in 2014. The Centre aims to reduce the impact of infectious diseases on young Australians. Its mission is to find and deliver on better ways to prevent and treat infections in non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal children who experience far higher rates of serious infection than the rest of the population.
General Sir John Monash Foundation
The General sir John Monash Foundation was established to raise funds for and to administer Australia’s most prestigious postgraduate scholarships, the General Sir John Monash Awards.
Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre
The Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre is being established to cater for children with Type 1 diabetes and their families. It will fulfil the current unmet need for an approach to Type 1 diabetes that involves and supports the family, an objective that sets it apart from mainstream hospital care.
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) is a structured educational program for Indigenous students. AIME engages approximately 4,500 Indigenous high school students and 1,800 university student volunteer mentors.
AIME has three delivery modes. The first is the ‘AIME Institute’ delivered on campus at our partner universities; the second is ‘tutor squads’, which are deployed into schools; and the third is one-on-one coaching, career support and post-school transition.
Curtin Business School
Curtin University is creating a dynamic and innovative precinct as part of the Curtin Business School. The development, named 'Wesfarmers Court', is being transformed to incorporate world-class technology with flexible outdoor business and study-focussed facilities.
The Fathering Project
The Fathering Project is a program based at the University of Western Australia that aims to inspire and equip fathers and father figures to engage with their kids. Research shows that the impact of a good dad will benefit the wellbeing of kids today and tomorrow.
Leadership WA brings together diverse leaders – from the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors – in a collaborative environment to inspire and enhance exemplary leadership. Leadership WA aims to enhance leadership through its programs and improve the WA community by fostering leadership for the benefit of individuals, organisations and communities through the spirit of its core values: ethical leadership, respect for diversity, accepting and guiding change and community service.