How you can get involved
We’re immensely proud of our legacy of helping Australians prosper and grow, which is why we will always encourage and support our employees who help us carry our legacy into the future.
Matching Gifts community support program
Matching Gifts is one of our company’s best-loved community programs. Every dollar donated by our eligible employees to Australian-based, registered charities with Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGRs) is matched by Westpac Group. We believe this is one of the most democratic ways of allocating our philanthropic contributions.
Our Matching Gifts program was formed in December 1998 and was the first of its kind among Australian banks. Our Matching Gifts program creates significant value - it is a source of pride for our people; it also helps to build stronger communities by supporting charities right across Australia which deliver important social services to so many people.
Community secondments to Indigenous communities
Westpac Group employees in Australia have a unique opportunity to participate in a life changing Jawun Professional Secondment with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.
Jawun is a not for profit organisation co-founded by Westpac in 2001. Jawun partners with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations in 12 regions across Australia, providing them with skilled secondees from Jawun’s 28 corporate and government partners – including Westpac Group. Secondees share their professional skills to help these organisations refine and deliver their initiatives and progress their reform agendas.
Since 2001, over 950 Westpac Group employees have taken part in Jawun secondments and success is shared both ways. The Indigenous organisations benefit from the professional skills provided by the corporate secondees, while our employees benefit from an immersive experience that builds their leadership and understanding of Indigenous cultures and ways of doing business.
Supported volunteering opportunities
We actively encourage and support our people to volunteer their time and skills to support the local community organisations and causes they are most passionate about.
Whether you're volunteering by yourself or bringing people together for a team-based activity that benefits the community, helping others is a rewarding experience. When you work with us you'll be able to use your Community Leave to spend time away from the office volunteering.
Employee Action Groups
Our Employee Action Groups (EAGs) support Westpac Group’s diverse and inclusive workplace culture. These employee-led networks bring passionate individuals together to advocate for and promote diverse communities both within and outside of the organisation. Our EAGs include:
- Women of Westpac
- Cultural Diversity in Leadership
- Brothers & Sisters
- The Youth Network
- Domestic & Family Violence
- Pro Bono Volunteering