Sydney Airport directly and indirectly employs almost 300,000 people across the community, many of them local. Sydney Airport is committed to supporting the local communities in which we live and work.
We partner with a range of local community events, organisations and programs including:
Surf Life Saving Sydney Branch (SLSSB)
Sydney Airport proudly shares a 13-year history as a major sponsor of the Surf Life Saving Sydney Branch. The partnership provides ongoing support to the clubs, members, families and juniors across 15 beaches from North Bondi to Burning Palms in the Royal National Park. Skills building, training and development are integral parts of the learning process for junior life savers and Sydney Airport is honoured to provide critical funding to continue their education.
Sutherland Shire Netball Association (SSNA)
The Sutherland Shire Netball Association is a prominent sporting organisation within the Sutherland Shire community, boasting over 27 clubs, 6,500 players, six State League teams and playing more than 350 games of netball each Saturday. Sydney Airport has proudly come on board as a sponsor to help maintain the success of this community organisation in training its players, umpires and coaches.
Marrickville Cricket Club
As a major sponsor of the Marrickville Cricket Club, Sydney Airport’s support has contributed to the continued growth and development of this club and its players. Fielding more than 220 players each season from under eights to under 16s, the Marrickville Cricket Club is a prominent sporting fixture across the Canterbury and Western Suburbs region and Sydney Airport is proud to partner with the organisation.
Marrickville Football Club
Established in 1946, the Marrickville Football Club works children and adults in the local community, from the under sixes to those aged over 45 years old. With over 83 teams registered for the 2013 season, Sydney Airport is proud to continue its ongoing support for the 1,100 players and 150 coaches, as well as the energetic families supporting on the sidelines.
Newtown Junior Jets RLFC
Based on 102 years of rugby league history, the Newtown Junior Jets is a well-known local sporting club within the South Sydney Juniors District Rugby League Competition. Known as a ’Club for the Community‘, Sydney Airport is proud to support an organisation promoting the skills-building of our juniors in a safe environment.
Marrickville Children’s Festival
Organised by the Children’s Festival Organisation Inc., the Marrickville Children’s Festival is an event celebrating respect, appreciation and understanding of multiculturalism among children. Attracting over 2,000 local children and families in its first year in 2012, this important event promotes social and cultural participation through shared activities and experiences. Sydney Airport is proud to support this beneficial local community initiative.
Sydney Airport and Rotary Australia maintain a strong relationship through various fundraising initiatives at the airport. Botany, Marrickville and Rockdale Rotary clubs handle the management of more than 15 collection bins across the international and domestic terminals. The funds generously donated to our collection bins are specifically directed to local community organisations and causes. For example, together we recently donated a custom built sailing boat for children and adults with special needs to the Sailability Club of Kogarah. We continue to thank Rotary and its three supporting clubs for their ongoing support and continued presence at the airport.
The Salvation Army provides services to Sydney Airport’s 37 million passengers a year, as well as staff and other customers across the airport precinct. The Salvation Army chaplain has had a presence at the Sydney International Terminal for eleven years providing counselling, accommodation and support services to those in need. Each year, Sydney Airport supports the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal which raises much-needed funds for the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community. Volunteers collect donations across the international and domestic terminals during the Red Shield Appeal allowing the Salvation Army to continue its valuable work.