Corporate partnerships

AWC’s corporate partners share our commitment to delivering measurable outcomes for Australia’s threatened wildlife and habitats and recognise our results-driven approach to conservation.

Our partners support AWC in a variety of ways from providing direct financial support for vital programs aimed at protecting some of Australia’s most endangered species, communicating AWC’s conservation messages and helping AWC to expand our network of support, by contributing equipment for use in the field, as well as by providing valuable legal and financial advice, teams of dedicated volunteers and even office facilities. AWC is proud to be associated with these organisations.

For more information about becoming an AWC corporate partner, please contact us. 

AWC would like to acknowledge the following organisations that share our commitment to the conservation of Australia's wildlife and have made generous donations to support our programs.

The Macquarie Group Foundation

The Macquarie Group Foundation is supporting AWC in the development of a framework for measuring the ecological return on investment in the management of protected areas.  This project is being delivered in conjunction with our historic partnership with the NSW Government to reintroduce regionally extinct mammals, such as the Greater Bilby, and deliver land management and science services in the Pilliga and at Mallee Cliffs National Park


Outback Spirit

Outback Spirit is one of Australia’s largest outback tour operators. They are leaders in premium small group expeditions and each year thousands of Australians, including many existing AWC supporters, enjoy the ‘adventure of a life-time’ aboard one of their many diverse itineraries.  Some of Outback Spirit’s tours take in various  AWC sanctuaries like Kalamurina on the northern shores of Lake Eyre, Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary in the central Kimberley and Pungalina-Seven Emu in the Top End.  AWC is proud of its partnership with Outback Spirit which donates generously towards our on-ground actions and is helping us to expand our network of support around Australia.  For more information, please visit

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Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo has a long, proud history of supporting conservation in the field. Our partnership with Perth Zoo stretches back almost a decade, when the zoo played a critical role in the establishment of a population of the threatened Shark Bay Mouse on AWC’s Faure Island.  Through its Wildlife Conservation Action fundraising program, Perth Zoo has since provided significant support for the conservation of Woylies at Karakamia, Numbats at Scotia and Greater Stick-nest Rats at Mt Gibson.  More recently, the zoo provided significant support for the Mt Gibson Wildlife Restoration Project. It will directly assist in ongoing implementation of the project through the involvement of specialist staff in release and monitoring of reintroduced mammals and through public education. For more information about Perth Zoo please visit

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John Swire and Sons Pty Ltd has been supporting AWC since 2008.  In 2013, Swire and AWC entered into a major five-year partnership to support conservation science at Brooklyn Wildlife Sanctuary, in the heart of one of Australia’s most biodiverse regions.  The Swire/AWC partnership will substantially enhance the conservation program at Brooklyn, making it a showcase for land management and science in north Queensland and a catalyst for regional initiatives around Australia.  Swire has been operating in Australia since 1855.  Today, with a strong commitment to sustainable development, its interests cover a diverse number of industries including cold storage and logistics, specialist bulk logistics, construction and demolition waste recycling and mining services.

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Kathmandu is a global organisation that makes and distributes outdoor clothing and equipment. The label, which had its beginnings in Melbourne, shares AWC's commitment to the conservation of Australia's threatened wildlife and habitats. Kathmandu and AWC are proud partners. Kathmandu supports AWC through financial funding and product contributions to help equip AWC's team of scientists, land managers and indigenous rangers who are working at the front line to restore the ecological health of 23 sanctuaries around Australia through feral animal control, weed eradication, fire management and the translocation of threatened species. For more information about Kathmandu, please visit

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Exterra is an innovative, environmentally friendly, non-toxic termite interception and baiting system.  It is the leading brand in Australia for urban termite colony elimination. In keeping with its commitment to the environment, Exterra, along with its staff, Pest Control Managers and customers, are supporting AWC to conserve the threatened wildlife and ecosystems of northern Australia. For more information on Exterra, please visit

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Grant Samuel

Grant Samuel generously provides well equipped office facilities to AWC in Sydney. AWC greatly appreciates the opportunity to have such a professional and central location for its Sydney base.

For more information on Grant Samuel, please visit


Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills generously provides pro bono legal services to AWC including in relation to property acquisition, corporate governance, intellectual property and employee relations. AWC is grateful for the high quality advice provided by the Herbert Smith Freehills team. For more information on Herbert Smith Freehills please visit

 King & Wood Mallesons

Community service and working with groups such as AWC is at the heart of the workplace culture at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), and has been enthusiastically adopted by the firm’s board, executive management team, partners, employees and clients. KWM is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on the environment and making a difference in the communities in which it operates. Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, KWM offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 26 locations around the world, KWM works with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage. KWM is generously extending their expertise to AWC by providing pro bono legal services.



Over a number of years KPMG has provided assistance to AWC in the form of a reduction in fees. KPMG undertakes the annual audit of AWC on a partial pro-bono basis. For more information on KPMG please visit


Marini Ferlazzo

Marini Ferlazzo is a family owned Australian company. Its founder and artist, Nathan Ferlazzo, shares his love of nature and wildlife through his intricate pen and ink illustrations. Nathan aims to capture the imagination of people in a way that inspires them into active conservation of these species.

Marini Ferlazzo has collaborated with AWC on the Australian Collection, a range of boutique gift products focused on endangered Australian species. When you purchase a product from the Australia Collection, a share of the profits will be donated to AWC.

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Kathmandu supports AWC field staff

Andrew Morton- Emily and Bandicoot - 8bit-0945Kathmandu is one of Australia’s leading providers of quality clothing and equipment for travel and adventure. Their philosophy – keeping people comfortable and safe while they explore what the world has to offer – represents a great fit with AWC’s field operations. Our proud partnership with Kathmandu is focused on boosting our frontline conservation activities.


In addition to an annual financial contribution, Kathmandu is also helping to equip specific AWC field teams. With almost 80% of our staff based in the field – in remote and challenging locations such as the central Kimberley and the edge of Lake Eyre – the deployment of Kathmandu gear and equipment is a great boost to our on-ground operations. It places Kathmandu at the frontline of conservation, directly helping to protect some of Australia’s most important natural areas and their endangered wildlife.


Kathmandu’s staff also support AWC directly by donating through a workplace giving program and through opportunities to volunteer at AWC sanctuaries – it’s a great opportunity for Kathmandu staff to road test their own gear and equipment in diverse environments including some of Australia’s wettest country (Brooklyn) through to some of Australia’s driest country (Kalamurina)!


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