Community Investment Program


At Southern Ports we take our responsibility to support the communities in which we live and work seriously. The Southern Ports Community Investment Program provides support for more than 100 activities and events each year that benefit the communities residing in the Great Southern, South West and Goldfields-Esperance regions.

Typical projects include sporting events, agricultural shows and community infrastructure. We are always on the lookout for new initiatives to support - particularly those in the areas of maritime, sustainability, education, community events, community infrastructure and initiatives that support and create opportunities for Traditional Owners. 

We are proud of our contribution and look forward to getting behind more initiatives that make a difference to our communities 

Deadlines for applications

Our Community Investment Program opens for applications each quarter. Key dates for applying are listed in the table below. 

Applications Open Applications Close Applicants Notified
1 January 2023 15 February 2023 by 15 March 2023
1 April 2023 15 May 2023 by 15 June 2023
1 July 2023 15 August 2023 by 15 September 2023
1 October 2023 15 November 2023 by 15 December 2023


How to apply

To apply, download the guidelines below, and complete and return the application form. 

Please make sure you carefully read the application form and fill out the required details correctly. We can't accept incomplete applications, or applications that aren't filled in correctly. 

Common application mistakes include:

  • Not indicating if the applicant is registered for GST or not
  • Not including an ABN
  • Not signing or dating the application
  • The project or event has already commenced before the application can be assessed

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