Our team members proudly volunteer their time and expertise to assist in various charitable events as well as participating in the “Open Your Heart” program, while our properties also provide in-kind support with the use of world-class venues, including the provision of event management and food and beverage supplies.
The Star Entertainment Group continued its long-term support and involvement with Queensland-based community organisations and charities, including Surf Life Saving Queensland and Choice, Passion, Life (formerly Cerebral Palsy League).
Since 2014, our Queensland properties have continually supported Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland (RMHSEQ). Over $3 million has been donated to RMHSEQ over this period, including more than $100,000 in the 2019 financial year. In addition to raising vital funds and awareness, team members at Treasury Brisbane have volunteered their time at “Make-a-Meal” events during Easter and Christmas to provide assistance to families and alleviate their stress through challenging times.
In the 2019 financial year, our “Open Your Hearts” program celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Over this time, team members at The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane nominated and supported local community organisations and charities, donating more than $220,000 through direct contributions.
In April 2019, The Star Entertainment Group announced that it had committed to an exclusive Aboriginal native bee honey production business on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). The Group will work alongside the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC), representing the island’s Traditional Owners, the Quandamooka People to harvest up to 140 hives and a future supply of authentic and exclusive indigenous product.
The Star Entertainment Group will be the only organisation outside of the Quandamooka People that can use the native bee honey – securing 50% of supply for gifts and as a key ingredient across its restaurants and bars.
“WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE THE STAR’S SUPPORT AND SEE THIS TRIAL GROW INTO A LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP THAT WILL CREATE MANY ECONOMIC GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR QUANDAMOOKA PEOPLE – ESPECIALLY IN JOBS AND TRAINING.”
THE STAR GOLD COAST
The Star Gold Coast maintains several long-term relationships with key charity partners in Queensland and continues to actively encourage team members to contribute to the community in which they live, work and play.
The Star Gold Coast celebrated its 25 years’ support as a ‘Community Partner’ of Surf Life Saving Queensland in the 2019 financial year. Through this relationship, Surf Life Savers across the Gold Coast received around $40,000 of equipment including 17 marquees, 2 rescue boards and 124 water safety rash vests. Representing a commitment of over 20 years, The Star Gold Coast continued to raise awareness for cancer patients alongside Cancer Council Queensland. The Star Gold Coast was an Event Partner of the organisation’s Gold Coast ‘Relay for Life’ and donated over $26,000 in the 2019 financial year.
The Gold Coast Hospital Foundation (GCHF) received a Charity Quarter Donation (Q2) of $23,454.28. GCHF is a Gold Coast based not-for-profit charity that exists to support sick and injured child and adult patients suffering distress and hardship in Gold Coast local public hospitals and across community health centres, as well as advancing treatment to improve patient outcomes for all.
In the 2019 financial year, The Star Gold Coast was also involved in developing tourism and visitation to the region through various events and sporting partnerships, including as:
- Official venue and a major partner of the TV WEEK Logie Awards
- Naming Rights Partner of Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday
- Official Partner of ‘Blues on Broadbeach’ (an iconic Australian blues music festival that nurtures Australian talent and provides a stage for international acts)
- Groundwater Country Music Festival.
THE STAR SYDNEY
The Star Sydney is an integral member of the local Pyrmont community.
In FY2019, The Star Sydney was a major sponsor of local community events including the Pyrmont Food and Wine Festival and Christmas in Pyrmont.
The Star Sydney is also proud to support its neighbours in the City of Sydney, local community groups and charities through the annual Grants Program. In the 2019 financial year, groups we assisted included:
- Glebe TreeHouse
- Before and After School Care
- Beehive Industries
- The Freedom Hub
- Culture at Work
- PCYC Marrickville Club
- Ultimo Public School P&C Association Fun Run
- Seabin Project.
In the 2019 financial year, The Star Sydney extended its partnership with the Sydney FC to include both the men’s Hyundai A-League and women’s Westfield W-League squads. During this period, both teams were crowned champions of their respective leagues.
The Star Sydney continued their strong partnership with the NSW Rugby League and encouraged NSW Blues fans to “Get into it” across the series by creating unique experiences for fans both on property and at games. The 24/7 Origin Shout promotion rewarded fans for vocally expressing their support for the team. These were in addition to the continuation of other partnerships with:
- Sydney Swans
- The Australian Turf Club’s key race meets including The Star Doncaster Mile, The Everest and The Star Chinese Festival of Racing
- OzHarvest’s ‘Think. Eat. Save.’ Campaign
- Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
- City of Sydney Lunar New Year Festival.
The Star Sydney continues to support Australia’s creative industries, holding long-term partnerships with the ARIA Awards and AACTA Awards.
During the 2019 financial year, Treasury Brisbane supported numerous community focussed and charitable organisations.
Treasury Brisbane returned as Presenting Partner of Brisbane Festival for the fifth consecutive year. The festival is one of Australia’s major international arts and cultural events, and complements the property’s focus on city pride and local spirit.
Treasury Brisbane is a proud long-term supporter of CPL – Choice, Passion, Life (formerly the Cerebral Palsy League) and in the 2019 financial year, it extended its relationship to 17 consecutive years. CPL is the leading provider of integrated support, therapy and advice for people living with a disability in Queensland, and their families. Our $50,000 donation to CPL, in addition to raising over $14,000 for the organisation’s annual ‘We’ll Make a Change’ fundraising event, contributed to helping over 8,000 people in Queensland receive much needed support.
Treasury Brisbane has also continued its support of a variety of multicultural and community events including:
- Festitalia Italian Festival
- Vietnamese Lunar Festival
- Participating in the National Trust of Queensland’s ‘Brisbane Open House’ event by opening the Treasury Brisbane building to the public and conducting tours
- Being partner of the Brisbane Racing Club with naming rights for Treasury Brisbane Ladies Oaks Day.