SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES
We strive to build acceptance, trust and respect in our communities through genuine engagement and social performance outcomes.
Beach supports charitable organisations in the communities in which we operate.
In FY23, Beach engaged with ~1,500 community members and ~1,000 local community groups and organisations to answer questions, listen to ideas and develop initiatives, while building long-term relationships.
Beach’s community investment program supports initiatives that support sustainable and resilient communities and contributed $1.7 million that benefited over 9,000 people in FY23.
Community groups or organisations looking to partner with Beach through its community investment program can find further information in the guidelines below.
- Deakin University – Blue Carbon Lab
- Royal Flying Doctor Service
- SA Museum
Beach has partnered with Deakin University’s Blue Carbon Lab to help restore some of Australia’s critical coastal wetlands.
The ‘Regenerating Our Coasts’ project uses a new approach to wetland restoration by deploying biodegradable structures that help new wetlands to establish and thrive.
Beach recognises the importance of wetlands and the ecological role they play in combating climate change and is committed to supporting community projects that support the environment.
Beach is a long-standing, major supporter of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), which provides a critical emergency health response service to thousands of Australians each year, including the remote Cooper Basin area where Beach operates.
The RFDS is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency services to people in regional and remote communities over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.
For many years, Beach Energy has been an important partner in the delivery of the Museum’s educational initiatives and played a vital role in encouraging young people to develop an interest in STEM.
The current partnership with SA Museum helps fund the Sprigg Salon series (named in honour of Dr Reg Sprigg AO and Beach’s founder). This is a series of public events and/or online content that brings together leading scientists, researchers and thought leaders to discuss, debate and dissect the issues that influence the future of STEM.
The partnership also supports the Aboriginal Living Languages Project with the focus on revival and maintenance of all 46 Aboriginal languages in South Australia, to be recovered, revitalised and shared.
South Australian Partnerships
- Dieri Aboriginal Corporation
- Nature Foundation
- Innamincka Regional Community
- Maree Sports Club
- Mount Gambier Rotary Club
- Port Campbell Surf Lifesaving Club
- Timboon Men’s Shed
- Timboon Recreation Reserve
- Nirrandra and District Community
- Timboon Bowling Club
- Timboon & District Healthcare
- Progressing Cobden
- Simpson Bowls Club
- Eastern Maar
- Westernport Swamp Landcare
- Lang Lang Primary School
The Port Campbell Surf Lifesaving Club in Victoria has been keeping the community safe in the Corangamite Shire area for more than 50 years.
The Club provides surf lifesaving patrols for beachgoers and teaches children surf awareness and beach safety through its Nipper program, as well as managing a coastal rescue service along a 60 kilometre stretch of the Shipwreck Coast.
Beach appreciates the important role that the club plays in the community by supporting the club’s Nipper and leadership programs and the purchase of crucial emergency services equipment.
New Zealand Partnerships
- Roderique Hope Trust
- Taranaki Chamber of Commerce
- Tuatara Enterprises
- Outward Bound Education Centre
- Cancer Council New Zealand
- Cape Egmont Sea Rescue
- Conductive Education Taranaki Trust
- Energy Resources Aotearoa Inc.
- Moturoa Primary School
- Manaia Primary School
- Ohawe Boat Club
- Manaia Volunteer Fire Brigade
- Hawera Volunteer Fire Brigade
The Rotokare Scenic Reserve is a community-led pest-free sanctuary in New Zealand’s Taranaki region with lowland forest areas, wetlands and a natural lake.
The reserve balances the preservation of local ecosystems with public recreational use.
It focuses on revegetation, the reintroduction of native species such as the kiwi along with endangered species lost from the region, and hands-on environmental education programs for school children.
Beach’s support of the reserve will help to boost educational capacity with a new bush classroom and learning stations.
Roderique Hope Trust
Beach has been a strong and consistent supporter of Roderique Hope Trust and the Ready to Rent program, offering an education and skills to allow dozens of families across the Taranaki region to move out of Motels and into their own rental properties. By providing practical tools for rental success, families are able to do a credit check, control heating in their home and take care of their property better.
Operation Blue Santa helps to deliver Christmas food baskets to families in the New Plymouth community identified by the Police and Social Services as needing a preventative visit to ensure a safety plan was in place should a domestic violence incident arise over the Christmas break. Beach staff often assist with the packing of these baskets and hampers in another way of supporting the program.
Western Australian Partnerships
- Energy Club WA
- Geraldton TAFE
- Irwin Shire
- Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation
- North Midlands Police
- Dongara Golf Club
St John Ambulance WA
In conjunction with our JV partner, Mitsui E&P Australia we have partnered with St John Ambulance to upgrade the entire Mid West fleet of volunteer-maintained ambulances (18 vehicles) to 4G communication.
This maintains reliable and continuous communication within the WA health system.
Further information about Beach’s community investment program can be found in our Sustainability Report.Read the latest report