We support multiple initiatives to create opportunities, build local capacity and contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the communities in which we operate.

Since 2009, Woodside has committed over $18 million to creating a resilient and more vibrant Karratha. The funds from the Karratha Infrastructure Strategy have been used across nine programs, each delivering essential facilities to the local community. The Karratha Leisureplex is one of the facilities made possible by the Karratha Infrastructure Strategy.

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company - Next Step Training Program

As the Development Partner of Yirra Yaakin, Woodside continues to assist one of Australia's leading Aboriginal-led performing arts companies to bring quality, contemporary Aboriginal theatre and experiences to audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Through the sharing of Aboriginal stories and culture, Yirra Yaakin aims to strengthen and promote reconciliation and raise awareness of the Noongar Aboriginal cultural contribution to Western Australian communities.

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Creating a more vibrant and inclusive place to live and work in Karratha, Western Australia

Since 2009, Woodside has invested A$ 19.4 million on behalf of the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project and Pluto LNG in support of key community infrastructure developments in Karratha, Western Australia, with a further A$ 1.8 million committed. Industry and government have collaborated on 10 infrastructure projects, which have focused on improving amenity, child care, health and education. The investment has been instrumental in supporting Karratha's transformation from resources town to thriving regional city, with nine of the infrastructure projects now complete. The final major community infrastructure project, to which the NWS Project is contributing A$ 3.2 million, is the Red Earth Arts Precinct.

Red Earth Arts Precinct

Corporate Volunteering

Woodside proudly supports those who volunteer. In 2005, we became one of the first companies in Australia to introduce paid volunteering leave. Between 2010-2018, Woodside employees volunteered over 60,000 hours valued at A$10.7 million. In 2018, almost 1,500 employees undertook volunteering.


Our Community Partners: Arts, Culture & Community