Community sponsorship

Present a sponsorship opportunity to WorkSafe for an event or activity that supports our objectives. Applications are reviewed four times each year.

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Our program

WorkSafe's community sponsorship program complements our public awareness campaigns and corporate sponsorship portfolio, providing a tangible link with the community.

Through sponsorship WorkSafe aims to:

  • raise awareness of, and increase positive regard for, WorkSafe with target audiences
  • build stronger relationships with the community in support of WorkSafe's role
  • actively engage with the community to build understanding of, and support for, WorkSafe 2030, and WorkSafe's vision and mission
  • inform the community and increase knowledge about WorkSafe's strategic messages

WorkSafe's corporate sponsorship portfolio comprises partnerships with AFL Victoria Country, Victorian Country Netball, Melbourne Victory and the Western Bulldogs Football Club.

Due to these existing partnerships, there is limited funding available for sporting clubs and they are discouraged from applying for a community sponsorship.

Geelong Arts Centre - Community Sponsorship program

Surfing Victoria - WorkSafe Tradies Challenge 2022

Apply for a community sponsorship

WorkSafe considers applications for community sponsorship opportunities four times each year – in February, May, August and November. Sponsorships are assessed against a framework to identify opportunities that best match our priorities.

Applications for community sponsorship are now open

Next application deadline

  • Applications due: 3 February 2023
  • Response provided to you: 3 March 2023

For applications submitted for the October 2022 community sponsorship period, notification of outcome will be provided by 18 November 2022.

If you'd like to present a community sponsorship opportunity to WorkSafe, you're welcome to apply. Your application should briefly describe the opportunity and include the following information:

  • the purpose
  • ABN number
  • key date/s (please note that sponsorships with October events are discouraged from applying due to the large volume of WorkSafe events already taking place during Health and Safety Month)
  • investment amount
  • alignment with WorkSafe's strategic objectives
  • benefits being offered
  • awareness and reach of the opportunity
  • profile and prestige
  • brand alignment and positioning
  • target audience for opportunity
  • potential for activation by WorkSafe, eg communication of key messages
  • other sponsors
  • any other relevant details

Your application should be no more than three A4 pages long. Send your community sponsorship application by email to [email protected].

Please note that following allocation of a sponsorship amount, an evaluation report is required to be completed within one month of the sponsorship or sponsored event to demonstrate:

  • how the sponsorship delivered on its objectives
  • audience numbers or people reached
  • how WorkSafe benefited (including photos of branding, merchandise, interactions, etc)
  • recommendations or learnings for future sponsorship opportunities