Social contribution

Woodside has an active role to play in contributing to the well-being of our communities and creating a more sustainable future.
Part of the community

Supporting those who support others

We recognise the importance of our role in delivering mutual and sustainable social outcomes in the communities we are part of. We've built genuine, long term relationships with our stakeholders and host communities over more than three decades.

Applications for round one of our Community Grants Program in Karratha and Exmouth open 1 March. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support community initiatives in the City of Karratha and Shire of Exmouth. It’s part of our commitment to building local capacity and developing opportunities for community wellbeing. If you’re a club or organisation with a great idea or in need of some extra support we want to hear from you


Social Contribution Impact Report

To coincide with the commencement of our updated Social Contribution Strategy, in 2021 we prioritised impact reporting for a number of our social investment partners.

By measuring impact, we can better understand how we have positively contributed by supporting our valued partners to improve knowledge, create opportunities and build resilience in the communities where we are active.


2021 Social Contribution Impact Report (Cover)
A$20.3 Million
Total social contribution spent globally through strategic partnerships, the Woodside Development Fund, our philanthropy program, and the value of time our employees spent volunteering.
A$15.4 Million
Spent on strategic partnerships in 2021 across communities where Woodside has both a presence and impact, these seek to build the capacity and capability of local organisations.
A$2.7 Million
The value of more than 1,700 of our employees participating in a record 14,700 hours of corporate volunteering.
Social Outcomes

We aim to enhance the capacity and capability of the communities in which we operate

  • Improve knowledge

    Through our partners, we are raising awareness and understanding of the environment, climate change, energy and cultural heritage

  • Create opportunities

    Our partnerships help to create quality education and lifelong learning opportunities, support community employment and drive economic diversification

  • Build resilience

    We collaborate with our partners to support safe, vibrant and sustainable communities

Improve knowledge

Environment and cultural heritage

We collaborate with leading experts and agencies to better understand and manage the diverse environments in which we work. Our partnerships with local Indigenous organisations help us to build and share knowledge on unique heritage and cultural values.
Climate and energy

Woodside aims to thrive through the energy transition by building a low cost, lower carbon, profitable, resilient and diversified portfolio. Growth in our climate change and energy partnerships will align with our commitment to a lower carbon future.

Create opportunities

Early childhood development and education

Developing the potential of children creates benefits for communities today and in the future. We partner with non-profit organisations, businesses, schools, academic institutions and government to support education, from a child's early years through to employment.
Employment and economic participation

We support partnerships that help build capacity, capability and economic resilience in our local communities. These partnerships work with small businesses, governments and other industry to support economic diversification and sustainable communities.

Build resilience


Our support for wellbeing through partnerships, donations and fundraising campaigns reaches those impacted by health and social challenges in communities.
Community identity

We support a number of local arts, culture and community infrastructure programs to grow more healthy, vibrant and inclusive communities, and provide opportunities for those involved to learn, grow and inspire others.