Connecting with our communities

About us

Making bigger things happen where we live and work

We are passionate about building meaningful connections with the local communities where we live and work. In addition to employing local people in our stores, we support national, state and local causes to support individuals and groups that need it the most, with a particular focus on helping educate disadvantaged students.

In FY19, together with our customers we raised $4.1 million to help support educational and environmental initiatives across the country.

A part of our local community

A part of our local community

We operate in more than 167 local communities, from large regional towns, to suburban centres and CBD locations. We are committed to supporting our local communities, from the customers and businesses who shop with us to our local schools, sporting clubs, charities and community groups.

Our team members live and work in our communities and are the forefront of helping us drive our local projects. From sausage sizzle fundraisers to in-store activities, we aim to get behind and support our local community.

Round up to Make a Difference

Every June our store teams select a local charity or group to support through our Round up to Make a Difference initiative. Our customers are invited to ‘round up’ their purchase to the nearest dollar and all funds raised are donated to the group chosen by the store. Our store teams also get involved in raising funds through a variety of activities including community barbeques and dress up days.

Who do we provide support to locally?

Our store teams select the local charity or group they would like to support based on their connections within the community, and who needs it the most. Click below to see if your organisation meets these requirements.

Local support requirements

Groups we support

Causes / groups we do not support

Schools, childcare centres, kindergartens and other educational providers

Political groups, parties or related activities

Community activities or events

Alcohol, drug or gambling related activities

Libraries

For profit companies or organisations

Local not-for-profit organisations

Activities supporting offshore beneficiaries (e.g. Relief funds for overseas causes)

Cubs, Scouts and Guides

Individuals

Youth groups

Advertising

Amateur sporting clubs or associations

Professional sporting clubs

To find out how we can support your school, club or charity please contact your local store.

Helping make bigger things happen through national partnerships

Helping make bigger things happen through national partnerships

We are proud supporters of education, and we believe that every student in Australia deserves access to a quality education. That’s why, through our national partnerships we’re raising valuable funds to support the children who need it most.

Our initiatives include:

Wall of Hands

Each September we raise our hands for our annual Wall of Hands Appeal to support The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF). ALNF is dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia particularly for Indigenous communities. With the support of our customers and our team, we’re raising much-needed funds to support the great work of ALNF.

Back to School Appeal

Research shows that one in six children in Australia grows up in poverty without access to the basics they need to thrive at school. Every year from December to February our Back to School Appeal supports children and helps to break that cycle of disadvantage. By making a donation in store or online, our customers help us raise vital funds to support The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Scholarships, which provide emotional, practical and financial support to help disadvantaged children and young people with their education.

Restoring Australia

Officeworks is commited to making a positive difference to the environment, native wildlife, landholders and communities over the long term. Restoring Australia delivers tree planting and land restoration projects and allows customers to make sustainable purchases simply by shopping at Officeworks. Launched in July 2017 in partnership with Greening Australia, the initiative sees Officeworks committing to planting two trees for every one used, based on the weight of paper-based products purchased by its customers.

If you have an enquiry about our national partnerships, email community@officeworks.com.au

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