Our communities

GWA is active in supporting the communities that support us, our customers and our consumers.

We are pleased to partner with charities who focus on making a difference and as a result, making life better.

The Smith Family – Making Life Better for Disadvantaged Young Australians

As a business we recognise that community volunteering is an important way in which our people can contribute to the communities in which we live and work.

GWA has entered into a corporate partnership with The Smith Family, Australia’s largest children’s education charity that helps disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.

Supporting our people to volunteer

Our people volunteer their time to support two key initiatives:

  • iTrack – an online mentoring program for high school students allows our people to mentor students in Years 9 to 11 by providing advice and guidance about workplace, study and career opportunities.
  • Christmas Volunteering – our people assist by sorting and delivering  donated Christmas gifts that support disadvantaged children in need.

We’re committed to making a positive impact in the community by sharing our expertise, skills and resources. Our people can participate in making a difference to a disadvantaged child’s life by taking one paid leave day per year to volunteer with The Smith Family.


The Great Barrier Reef Foundation – Making the environment better

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation exists to ensure a reef for future generations. They are the only charity in the world dedicated exclusively to protecting the Reef by raising funds for scientific research. These funds are directed to projects with large scale impact that go to the heart of saving the Reef.

Our CEO, Tim Salt, is a member of the Foundations Chairman’s Panel. This panel brings together like minded executives all interested and committed to protecting the Reef.

You can find out more about the Foundation by visiting their website. www.barrierreef.org