About Wesfarmers and the community

We will make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.

For more than 100 years, Wesfarmers has been actively involved in the community. With its first origins as a farmers’ cooperative in 1915, Wesfarmers has long held the belief that to have a healthy business, you must have strong, vibrant communities in which to live and work.

Now, as a large, national organisation, we recognise the ongoing importance of community engagement at a local level, and invest in areas we believe contributes to meaningful change in society.

In 2015, we directly funded $50 million to community organisations, with a further $52.9 million donated through our businesses from employees and customers.

To see our division’s contributions to the community please click here.