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Our community sponsorships and partnerships

Australia's first bank and company has a long history of supporting the communities where our people live and work.

We have built strong partnerships with organisations that reflect our values and also help us create better futures for all Australians.

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters

Westpac has proudly supported the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service through Surf Life Saving Australia for more than 40 years, making it one of the longest corporate community partnerships in Australia. As the oldest civilian search and rescue service in Australia, starting in 1973, the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service has performed more than 70,000 missions over the past four decades.

Today the Service covers over 84% of the Australian population during the summer months with a national operation made up of 17 helicopters flying from 13 bases. The Service also includes two rescue boats, based in the Northern Territory and Victoria. Westpac's support contributes to providing a valuable and viable free service to the public - no one has ever had to pay to be rescued by the helicopter and the majority of crew members on all services are volunteers.

You can support your local Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service by making a donation at any Westpac branch or via

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Westpac running events

Across Australia fun runs bring communities together and celebrate everything we love about our cities. Whether you are out to beat a PB, having a great day with friends and family or dressed as your favourite superhero, Westpac supports all runners, every step of the way. Join us at the start line and run your race, your way.

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NBL (National Basketball League)

Westpac are proud to be the Official Banking and Finance Partner of the National Basketball League (NBL). The NBL is the professional men’s basketball league in Australia and New Zealand and comprises of eight teams (seven from Australia, one from New Zealand).

Social impact partnerships


Westpac-led social impact partners