Community & Partnerships
The Star strives to be a responsible corporate citizen as part of its vision to become Australia’s leading integrated resort company. Each property is committed to supporting the communities in which they operate and where team members live and work. The Star, as part of its social licence to operate and its corporate social responsibility, chooses to support a number of charities and community organisations which operate in these communities and that align with our company values of Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion and City Pride.
The Star is incredibly proud to have GIVIT as our new National Community Partner. We have worked with GIVIT in the past on a number of initiatives, including bushfire relief efforts and directly supporting some of their 3,800 partner organisations. GIVIT are the disaster relief and charity partner of choice for a number of State Governments across Australia and given the amazing work they do for so many individuals and organisations were the obvious choice to be our National Community Partner.
We look forward to working with GIVIT on a range of passion projects and initiatives over the coming years. For more information on GIVIT please visit www.givit.org.au.
Open Your Hearts
Our team members are actively involved in giving back to the community through our internal support program, ‘Open Your Hearts.’ This initiative allows all our team members to nominate charities or groups in their local communities to receive donations or funding from the organisation.
Our “Open Your Hearts” program recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Over this time, team members at The Star have nominated and supported local community organisations and charities, donating more than $220,000 through direct contributions.
Community Grants Program
The support of local community groups and charities plays an important role in building positive relationships between The Star and the places we call home.
The Star Community Grants Program provides support to projects and initiatives that have a positive and lasting impact on our city. It provides a mechanism to fund capital projects, events and activities through a consistent, fair and transparent process to ensure a range of community groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations are supported.
The Community Grants Program is funded through The Star’s Found Monies (standing charity donation boxes, “wishing well” fountains, or the proceeds of lost property sales) to guarantee that this money collected goes back into the community where it is most needed.
Fostering local spirit, by supporting events that resonate with relevant cities and regions aligns with The Star Entertainment Group’s goal of being a valued participant in the wider community.
The Star Sydney
The Star Sydney is an integral member of the local Pyrmont community and supported local community events including the Pyrmont Food and Wine Festival and Christmas in Pyrmont.
The Star Sydney also proudly supported its neighbours in the City of Sydney, local community groups and charities through The Star’s Community Grants Program, including Glebe TreeHouse; Before and After School Care; Beehive Industries; The Freedom Hub; Culture at Work; PCYC Marrickville Club; Ultimo Public School P&C Association Fun Run and Seabin Project.
The Star Sydney is also a proud supporter of the National Indigenous Culinary Institute; ensuring that aspiring Indigenous chefs can learn and develop under the tutelage of Australia’s top chefs.
The Star Sydney continued to maintain strong partnerships with sporting organisations and cultural events important to the city including: NSW Rugby League, Sydney FC, Sydney Swans, Australian Turf Club’s race meets including The Star Doncaster Mile and The Everest and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
To apply for The Star Sydney’s community grant program, visit: https://www.star.com.au/sydney/community/grant
The Star Gold Coast
The Star Gold Coast maintains several long-term relationships with key charity partners on the Coast and continues to actively encourage team members to contribute to the community in which they live, work and play. Our partnerships with the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation and Surf Live Saving Queensland have existed for many years and The Star remains committed to supporting such iconic community champions and the invaluable work that they do.
In addition to community donations and partnerships The Star Gold Coast is also involved in developing tourism and visitation to the region through various events and sporting partnerships, including as official venue and a major partner of the TV WEEK Logie Awards and Naming Rights Partner of Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday.
Treasury Brisbane has commenced two new partnerships that builds upon our 25 years of investing in the local community. Supporting up and coming brewers and winemakers through a partnership with the RNA Food and Wine Show shows our commitment to local jobs, fostering new talent and showcasing the best that Brisbane and South-East Queensland has to offer.
Treasury Brisbane will also support local artists through being named the Brisbane Portrait Prize’s Presenting Partner. This new partnership means we continue to support initiatives that grow our skills and talent, as well as create authentic experiences to enjoy across Brisbane.