Community & Sustainability

Commitment 5: Help 30,000 Australian students who need it most

What’s the issue?

We know there is a significant education gap in students who are living in disadvantaged circumstances and those living in remote Indigenous communities, where literacy and numeracy levels are substantially lower than non-Indigenous communities.

What are we doing?

Promoting strong educational outcomes for all Australians, no matter what their circumstances, is a key strategic priority for Officeworks. That’s why we work with our national partners to identify opportunities where we can support students and help to fund our partner’s critical work in those areas.

The story so far

Now in its seventh year, our partnership with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation continues to work towards closing the Indigenous literacy gap. Between FY2015-2021, together with our customers, we have contributed $2.6 million to provide 2,750 literacy packs for Indigenous student’s educational support to over 4,000 students in Indigenous communities.

We are also proud to be a long-term partner of the Smith Family, and over the past seven years together, with our customers, we have contributed $3 million to their Learning for Life sponsorship program, supporting the equivalent of 4,800 students needing financial assistance to pay for education and essential school supplies.

Learn more about another 2025 commitment

How are we going so far? Find out in our 2019-2020 report.