Austal Giving

Austal is committed to helping the local communities in which we live and work. As part of this commitment to corporate social responsibility, Austal has established ‘Austal Giving’ - a platform for the company and its employees to provide assistance in various forms, to worthwhile community and charitable programs.

‘Austal Giving’ leverages our people and business' natural capabilities to improve opportunities for employment, learning, health and wellbeing and the environment. Aligning with own corporate culture, Austal carefully considers and chooses to support programs and organisations that can demonstrate a high degree of operational efficiency - ensuring the delivery of maximum benefit to the targeted people in need.

Austal has established a dedicated Austal Giving Committee, chaired by the Chief Executive Officer to lead and manage support activities - and ensure Austal makes a real difference in our local communities.

Through a robust review process, applications are critically assessed for compliance against Austal’s support criteria;

Austal Giving is a key element of Austal Limited's corporate social responsibility (CSR) arrangements, with objectives that align and support the company's Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy, outlined in the 2019 report, available from the Corporate Governance page of the Austal (Corporate) website.

Some of Austal Giving’s current and past projects are detailed below. These projects have and will continue to provide community benefit beyond the initial support period.

For more information on ‘Austal Giving’ please contact the Austal Giving Committee via

Anglicare WA – Young Hearts Program

Austal supports Anglicare's Young Hearts program which provides much-needed counselling support services to women and children who have suffered domestic violence in Rockingham, Western Australia.

With two full-time counsellors, funded by Austal and Telethon, the program has been successful in reducing the waiting time for appointments from over 300 to just 31 days

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Spinnaker Health Research Foundation

Austal employees and Austal Giving support the great work of the Spinnaker Health Research Foundation through the long-running 'Freo Doctor' Lottery that raises funds for important medical research in a number of areas, including;

  • Maternal and infant health
  • Childhood disease and injury
  • Endocrine disorders including diabetes
  • Cancer and cancer treatments
  • Burn management and treatment
  • Inflammatory and rare diseases
  • Mental health
  • Heart disease
  • Heart and lung transplant
  • Prehabilitation and rehabilitation for improved recovery

Every dollar raised by Austal employees through the Freo Doctor Lottery is matched by Austal Giving and goes directly toward helping the Foundation to focus on the identified health needs of the community of south metropolitan Perth.

Spinnaker prioritises research that aims to translate findings to practice - to ensure the best possible diagnosis, treatment and care of the people who attend local hospitals; as well as projects that focus on prevention to ensure the improved life outcomes for everyone in our community.

For more information about the Spinnaker Health Research Foundation, or to find out how you can help go to


Freo Doctor Lottery

Running now for over 16 years at Fremantle Hospital and for 13 years at Austal, employees participate in the Freo Doctor Lottery to vie for the chance to win a weekly cash prize, with 50% of the proceeds going to the Foundation.

The Freo Doctor Lottery is a fantastic project and provides a forum where you can support the important research of the foundation whilst at the same time have a little fun with the lottery.

Freo Doctor Lottery gives you the chance of winning cash prize every payday! Staff can purchase $2 “chances” in the weekly/fortnightly draw, and Spinnakers' computer-drawn lottery system picks the winner.

For more information on the Freo Doctor Lottery and how to introduce it to your workplace, please contact Russell McKenney on 0438 932 748 or