Arts, Culture & Community

​ArtRage - 

Barking Gecko 
Theatre Company

Celebrate WA - Western Australian of the Year Awards (Arts and Culture Award)


​Woodside has supported FRINGE WORLD Festival since 2012. As one of the establishing partners of the Festival, Woodside's support has been instrumental to the Festival's growth and success. As part of Woodside's support, the Woodside Homegrown Heroes has been established to help shine the spotlight on the talented local artists​ and performers in the Festival.

​Barking Gecko Theatre Company is WA's leading professional theatre company dedicated to making compelling theatre for families and young people. As the Development Partner, Woodside supports the creation of new work for children and engagement with young audiences across WA and nationally.

​Woodside supports Celebrate WA to stage the Western Australian of the Year Awards, which recognise the highest level of contribution made to Western Australia. Woodside's sponsorship of the Arts & Culture Award honours achievement and/or significant contribution to the development, promotion and profiling of Arts & Culture disciplines in the State.

City of Karr​​atha

Empreza Diak

Fremantle Football Club


Woodside and its joint venture participants in the North West Shelf Project and Pluto LNG support the City of Karratha to deliver a variety of local initiatives which provide opportunities and assistance for the City of Karratha community  in which Woodside has been active for more than 40 years. Initiatives include annual NAIDOC Week celebrations, Youth Services programming, the Safer Communities Partnership and Quarterly Grants Scheme, which help make the City of Karratha and even greater place to live. We have also partnered with the City of Karratha, State and Federal Governments and other industry partners to deliver key community infrastructure projects, including the Red Earth Arts Precinct.

Empreza Diak is a Timorese NGO established in 2011 with a vision to create opportunities for people in Timor-Leste to build better lives through economic empowerment by combining human effort, the power of business and market.


In 2016, Woodside entered its seventh year as the major sponsor of the Fremantle Football Club, and our fourth year as the Club's Indigenous Program Partner. Woodside is also supporting the creation of the club's first female team.

As part of our sponsorship, Woodside also supports a number of community programs and activities aimed at providing development opportunities for young players. This includes the Clontarf Foundation's curtain-raiser and regional Gaelic football matches, and the Perth and Karratha junior coaching clinics.​​


Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Business Bootcamp

The Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation (NYFL)

Through our partnership with Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships, Woodside employees are able to spend six weeks immersed in an Indigenous not-for-profit organisation in a secondment arrangement. Jawun's mission is to promote self-reliance, entrepreneurial activity and business planning amongst Indigenous people by connecting professionals in the corporate world to Indigenous communities.
Woodside supports KDCCI to deliver a diverse program of business and professional development opportunities to its members, including the Business Bootcamp. The one-day intensive training program aims to teach participants how to survive and thrive in today's economic environment. It includes inspirational speakers, workshops and networking opportunities to inspire attendees.

The Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation (NYFL) promotes the interests of the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people. Woodside and North West Shelf Gas partners provide initial funding for business activities that provide training and employment for local people.

Ngurra Nyingu Art Exhibition

Reconciliation WA

Surf Life Saving WA - 
Safety Partner​



​The Ngurra Nyingu (We are from this Country) Art Exhibition includes a week-long exhibit in the Woodside Plaza foyer. Held each year in November, Woodside employees and the Perth community can enjoy the colourful collection by West Pilbara artists.


Reconciliation WA is a not-for-profit organisation providing leadership, advocacy and support to people and organisations driving the movement for reconciliation in Western Australia.

As an evolution of Woodside's National Sun Protection partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia, In 2014 Woodside announced it would become a Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLSWA) safety partner.  Woodside and Surf Life Saving WA share a commitment to health and safety. 

Our partnership enables Western Australian surf lifesavers to use the latest safety technology, including new personal flotation devices (PFDs) as they patrol the coast to keep our communities safe.

Volunteering WA

West Australian Ballet 

West Australian Symphony Orchestra



Woodside is committed to social contribution in all forms, including volunteering. Woodside works with Volunteering WA to organise opportunities for staff to participate in team-building volunteering as well as skills-based volunteering.  In 2017, Woodside employees contributed over 10,400 volunteering hours to the community, valued at $2.3 million.

​Woodside is the Principal Partner of WA Ballet, having become the dance company's first Principal Partner in 2009. Woodside's support assists the company to perform its extensive program of dance, in addition to presenting its education program throughout the state. In 2016, Woodside was also WA Ballet's International Tour Partner for the Jakarta tour.

​Woodside supports the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (WAYO) as its Platinum Partner for the International Masterclass program.  This partnership aims to provide high quality music education and lifelong learning opportunities for local, young Western Australian artists. The program provides local music students with world-class tuition from internationally acclaimed artists and bridges the gap for students to a professional career in orchestral music.

Western Australian Youth Orchestras

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation​



Woodside has supported Western Australian Youth Orchestras (WAYO) as its Principal Partner since 1991.  This partnership enables the continued development of WAYO and assists many talented young Western Australians in achieving their musical aspirations. 

As Yirra Yaakin's Development Partner, Woodside provides support to the theatre company in developing their training program, Next Step. The partnership aims to build the capability and expertise of Yirra Yaakin and contributes to the resilience and strength of the Aboriginal performing arts sector across Australia. Woodside has also supported Yirra Yaakin in 2018 as its 25th Anniversary Partner.

​Woodside supports the Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation – trading as Nagula Jarndu (Saltwater Woman), a not-for-profit aimed at building the skills, capacity and capability of Indigenous women in the Kimberley. Through Nagula Jarndu Designs, the organisation has given Aboriginal women the opportunity to produce distinctive hand crafted textiles and textile products with motifs and colours sourced from the unique Broome landscape.