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Corporate Giving

Corporate Giving Committee

The team at Northern Territory Airports are regular and enthusiastic supporters of individuals, charities and not-for-profit groups in the Territory.

The Corporate Giving Committee (CGC), comprised of volunteer staff members from our three airports, was setup to distribute funds dedicated to supporting the disadvantaged in our community. These funds are provided to the Committee by Northern Territory Airports and topped up through fundraising initiatives.

One of the most prominent fundraisers is the Annual Darwin Airport Charity Golf Day, which is held every year in August. Airport staff and stakeholders dress up in costumes, enjoy a fun day of golf and raise money for great causes.

Applying for Funds

The committee offers grants of up to $2,500 in support of projects that benefit our community. We welcome applications from groups and individuals working in a variety of areas:

  • Youth
  • Health
  • Education
  • Arts
  • Sport
  • Disadvantaged

We assess applications on a monthly basis using our sponsorship criteria.

  1. Local: the sponsorship must benefit Territorians, preferably in the Top End.
  2. Tangible: our sponsorship must be used for a specific item, project or event.
  3. Not reliant on our continuing support: in order to ensure the CGC is able to support a wide range of community projects, we ask that beneficiaries demonstrate that their work is able to continue without ongoing donations.

If you wish to apply for funds through the Corporate Giving Committee, download the application form and return to

Corporate Giving in Action

Below are some of the Committee’s recent beneficiaries.

Ian Kew presenting cheque to Dawn House

Workplace Giving
In 2016/17 Darwin International Airport continued its workplace donation system established to help raise much-needed funds for worthy charities with the recipient being Darwin House.  Dawn House provides services to women and children escaping domestic and family violence. We were thrilled to hand over a cheque for $11,710.

Worlds Team in Uniform

Skipping NT
DIA through our Corporate Giving Program, is supporting a talented group of young Darwinites selected to represent Australia at the World Skipping Championships to be held in Shanghai, China, 23 July – 2 August 2018!  We wish them well for their travels and the competition.


Airport and city fire services lock horns in an AFL clash 
Sparks flew when two Northern Territory fire services clashed in a charity football game at TIO Stadium on Saturday 2nd June in the inaugural Streeter/Clay Cup.  The match was held in memory of fallen firefighters Ryan Clay and Rohan Streeter as a fundraiser for the Alan Walker Foundation and Helping People Achieve charities. 

DIA were proud to sponsor the jerseys and shorts for the airport fireys.  A great day of footy and fundraising was had by all who attended.

Wheelchair basketball Darwin

National Wheelchair Basketball League comes to Darwin
DIA’s former Environment Manager, Darren Skuse, was instrumental in arranging the first National Wheelchair Basketball game to hit the court in July 2017.  DIA was proud to assist with in bringing the inaugural event to Darwin.  Darren’s team, the Sydney Metro Blues, took on the Brisbane Spinning Bullets in a ‘Territory affair’ as locals and former residents played off against each other on home soil

Darren said “Bringing the two fixtures to Darwin, was about showing what is possible for people living with disabilities through the opportunity of competing in high level sports.” He said the game can be played by anyone regardless of abilities.  
The team also took gold coin donations at the door raising over $600 for the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation of which Darren is an ambassador.

Cupcake day

RSPCA Cupcake Day
Together with our neighbours, Dept of Environment,  DIA held a  fundraiser for RSPCA cupcake day to raise much needed funds for Darwin’s shelter animals in August.  Members from the RSPCA bought along some very cute kitties who made an appearance for cuddles.

Over $650 was raised on the day and this was matched dollar for dollar by the Corporate Giving Committee.



Staying conncected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. 

The DIA team were keen to highlight this very worthwhile cause to our employees by putting on a bbq and raising funds to help spread the message.

You don’t need to be an expert – just a good friend and a great listender.  So if you notice someone who might be struggline – start a conversation.

Cupcake day

Tracey Village Rebels Baseball Club
Through the Corporate Giving program, Darwin Airport was recently able to support the Tracey Village Rebels Baseball Club by assisting with the purchase of some much-needed equipment. On Sunday 9th September, three senior teams won their respective grand finals with players using the new 2018 Easton 650 Series Bats purchased through the Airports’ sponsorship.


Charity Golf Day 2018

Each year Darwin International Airport (DIA) partners with our stakeholders for our Annual Charity Golf Day, to raise funds for an important cause.

On Friday 17th of August 2018, Darwin International Airport will host its 12th Annual Charity Golf Day in support of Cancer Council NT.

Every minute, every hour, every day, cancer never rests.

Patient to Treatment Program

Cancer Council NT require a replacement vehicle for their patient to treatment program. The patient to treatment program offers a transport service to assist patients getting to and from their medical appointments, particularly people that live outside the Royal Darwin Hospital Transport bus service area.  

Sadly, cancer touches so many of us. By joining our hands together we can make the journey a little easier for our fellow Territorians. We’re looking for generous organisations to support us to achieve our target of $40,000. You can help by entering a team, providing a great prize for our auction or raffle, or coming on board as a sponsor. 

Last year, with the help of generous sponsors such as yourselves, we raised over $40,000 for Helping People Achieve (HPA).

We would be very grateful for your support.  Click on the links to find more information about sponsorship and registration.

Thank you to our 2018 Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to our 2018 Major Sponsors

Charity Golf Day 2017

On Friday 18th August 2017, DIA hosted it's 11th Annual Charity Golf Day in support of Helping People Achieve (HPA), a local organsiation providing opportunity, independence and accommodation to Territorians with disabilities since 1963.

A great day of fun and fundraising was had by everyone involved.  With the generous support of our sponsors, teams and volunteers together we raised $40,000  to assist HPA to expand its community support through the redevelopment and expansion of a portion of their Yarrawonga premises to create a Day Program facility.  This will involve the installation of a fully automated mobility access door to facilitate easy entry and exit, structural modifications to the internal floor plan and the supply and installation of appropriate furniture and facilities.  The Day Program will provide activities, support and developmental training.

Thank you to our 2017 Platinum Sponsors


Thank you to our 2017 Major Sponsors


Past Recipients

2016 Recipient: Variety NT - The Children's Charity

In 2016, we raised $40,000 for Variety NT – The Children’s Charity, to help fund much-needed modifications for buses used to transport disabled school children in two Top End communities.

The 2016 annual Charity Golf Day was exceptionally special. Not only was it the Golf Day's 10th birthday, this year also marks the 25th birthday of Variety NT.

The day was a great success with our target of $40,000 being reached thanks to the generous contribution and donations of our stakeholders and guests, as well as a wonderful day had by all!

About Variety NT - The Children's Charity

Variety the children’s charity Northern Territory works directly with individual families and organisations in our mission to empower children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn.

Funds are usually spent on goods and services through our three core programs - Freedom Program, Caring for Kids Program and Future Kids Program.

Variety NT has a wonderful Board of directors, enthusiastic committees and professional dedicated staff members in the head office, all of whom are instrumental in the success of Variety.

Variety is a nationwide and worldwide charity and first began in Australia in 1975. To date we have delivered more than $180million to help Australia’s sick, disadvantaged and special needs children.

How the Golf Day funds will be used

With your help, Variety NT will assist Sunshine Coaches by providing crucial modifications and upgrades to vehicles which service two Northern Territory communities. Making these modifications is very expensive and this money will greatly support the project.

Two schools are in serious need of modified coaches to help transport children. They are Palmerston Senior College and Shepherdson College.

Palmerston Senior College, Special Education Unit (SEU)

Palmerston Senior College has 50 children with varying degrees of intellectual and physical disabilities attending the SEU. The college has a number of innovative programs to support student development and to engage students to become more involved in the local community. These include a shopping program, work experience, community access, camps and excursions. The coach will be customised with a single wheelchair lift and bay internally. This bus will also be made available for use at Variety NT’s Goanna Park Adventure Camps held each year during the July school holidays.

Shepherdson College, Galawinku, Elcho Island

This coach is an acute need for this community. They have a number of students who simply do not attend school because they cannot travel on the regular school bus.

A customised coach with wheelchair lift and two wheelchair bays, will enable children with illness and disabilities to actually attend the school’s Learning and Wellness Centre and be a part of the school community. Providing access for these students will enable visits back to country and encourage full and active school participation. The coach will also be utilised outside of school hours to ensure these children have access to social community events and gatherings. It will make a significant and very meaningful difference in the student’s lives. There are around 30 students who are known to need this assistance, but it is also acknowledged that some children with disabilities are ‘hidden’ in the community, and this coach may assist their transition back to school. Their conditions vary and include muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Machado Joseph’s Disease, cognitive impairment and profound deafness. Representatives from Variety NT have personally visited this community and met the children and their parents who need this support.

As these two projects require major financial support, the funds raised by the Charity Golf Day will be pooled with funds raised by both Variety NT and the schools that are actively trying to help fund this initiative. The time to dig deep for the community is now. Let’s help get these kids to school each day and provide an opportunity to learn, engage and prosper.

2015 Recipient: CareFlight MediSim

CareFlight MediSim is a mobile medical training program that delivers free, simulation-based trauma care workshops to emergency services first responders in regional, rural and remote regions around Australia.

In remote areas of the Territory where health resources are stretched, often the first people to attend accidents will be volunteer members of the local emergency service organisation. Sometimes, these rescue volunteers can wait many hours until professional medical help arrives.
What the rescue volunteer does in the first five, 10 or 20 minutes can make the difference between a patient’s full recovery, a limited chance of recovery or even life and death. The MediSim workshops give rescue volunteers the skills to act decisively and enhance trauma patients’ long-term recovery significantly—and ultimately save lives.                  

Since it began in 2011, MediSim has conducted 110 trauma care workshops nationally for more than 1600 emergency service personnel, each without cost to the rescue crews serving their communities. It is a huge investment of time and effort, involving many educators who travelled thousands of kilometres to share their expertise and dedication to improving trauma care for those in country Australia.

In 2015 CareFlight will conduct 12 workshops around the Northern Territory including Watarrka, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Timber Creek, Mataranka, Adelaide River, Batchelor, Jabiru and Darwin.

Due to the demand for the workshops, CareFlight Top End needs its own MediSim equipment, to avoid the costs and delays involved in transporting it from Sydney. A crucial piece needed is another car crash simulator and all funds raised at DIA’s Charity Golf Day will go towards its purchase.

2014 Recipient: Foodbank NT

This year Darwin International Airport's Charity Golf Day, now in its eighth year, raised $38,000 for Foodbank NT. The food relief organisation works with charities to provide food for those in need, including some of the 15,479 homeless across the Territory. Thanks to the staff, tenants, partners and suppliers who partnered with DIA, the money raised will go towards a permanent freezer for Foodbank’s warehouse, freeing it from expensive monthly rental fees and helping to grow its capacity to store items such as meat, a dietary staple that is out of reach for many.












Charity Lunch Event - It’s a Bloke Thing

Did you know prostate cancer kills one man every week in Darwin? In February, more than 380 business and community leaders got together for a special event, It’s a Bloke Thing, to help raise money to fund Darwin’s first ever prostate cancer specialist care nurse.

Darwin International Airport held the event in our international departure lounge. The result was outstanding, with $336,000 being raised towards this worthy cause.

Prostate cancer survivor, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce, was the guest speaker at this event. Airnorth director and Northern Territory Tourism chairman, Michael Bridge, spearheaded the event, supported by a passionate committee led by IABT Darwin lunch Chair and radio identity Katie Woolf.

To take a look at the highlights of the event, click on the video link below:

Northern Territory Airports would like to thank everyone who attended the event, and the team who worked tirelessly to make It’s a Bloke Thing happen.