Sydney Airport is proud to partner with a range of local, state and national charities to make a difference to the communities surrounding the airport, in Sydney and New South Wales.
As part of our Community Engagement Strategy, Sydney Airport has developed strong relationships with charitable organisations that deliver vital services to those in our communities who need it most.
Sydney Airport and Rotary Australia have a strong relationship through various fundraising initiatives at the airport. Botany, Marrickville and Rockdale Rotary clubs collect donations from 15 collection bins across the International and Domestic terminals to directly fund local and international community organisations and causes. Rotary is also a strong supporter of our annual Sydney Airport Community Christmas Giving Appeal.
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation
Sydney Airport has supported the St George and Sutherland Shire based Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation since 2013. Sydney Airport staff also support the charity through volunteering on school holiday camps for kids living in families affected by mental illness.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army provides support to Sydney Airport’s passengers, customers and staff through its chaplain based at the T1 International terminal.
Sydney Airport supports The Salvos’ annual Red Shield Appeal to raise funds for people in need by enabling volunteers to collect public donations in our International and Domestic terminals throughout the appeal.
Supporting our airline partners
We work with airline partners to facilitate charitable initiatives by waiving landing fees and associated charges, including Qantas charity flights in support of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, the Western Queensland Drought Appeal, the Rotary Club of Turramurra and Pathfinders Auxiliary.
Sydney Airport provides the opportunity for staff to donate to selected charities through our workplace giving program. All donations go to charity, with Sydney Airport paying any administrative fees. The charities, chose by our staff to support include:
We also encourage our staff to support charitable and community activities, such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
and the MS Sydney to the Gong Bike Ride
to support Australians living with multiple sclerosis.
Sydney Airport provides staff with one day’s volunteering leave each year. Staff spend a day in our local communities helping those charities we work with across education, environment, health and families in need.