Wesfarmers Resources along with our mine sites Curragh and Premier Coal are committed to supporting strong, healthy and vibrant communities in which we operate.

Wesfarmers Resources partners with Life Education Australia and the Queensland Theatre Company to support drug and alcohol education and the arts in regional Queensland and South-West Western Australia.

See what our partners have to say about us.

Life Education Centre

Wesfarmers Premier Coal through their generous sponsorship have given the School Children of Collie the opportunity of receiving specialised education on living a Healthy Lifestyle, the effects that smoking, alcohol and drugs will have on their lives and making the right choices when being confronted with pier pressure.

Since 2009 the Life Education Mobile Learning Centre and an educator have travel down to Collie for a period of 3-4 weeks to ensure every student has the opportunity of engaging in the age specific programs.

Since the program commenced 1,734 students have received Health Harold programs and another 900 primary school children and a group of Secondary Students will complete the programs in 2011.

The feedback from students, teacher’s parents and the community has been outstandingly positive and the Life Education partnership with Wesfarmers Premier Coal has given the children of Collie an opportunity that not all young students throughout WA have.

The winning of the 2011 “Corporate Gold Harold Award” by Wesfarmers is a great acknowledgement of Wesfarmers Community partnerships and especially the partnership with Life Education in Collie.

The Children of Collie will be the “Winners” in the long term.

Bernie Foley

Chief Executive

Life Education WA


Queensland Theatre Company

Queensland Theatre Company and Wesfarmers Resources have enjoyed a partnership since the beginning of 2008 – the Wesfarmers Resources Regional Acting Studio.

This partnership was born from a mutual desire to support communities in regional Queensland. Wesfarmers Resources has a commitment to support those regions in which their business operates and Queensland Theatre Company has a key priority to support the cultural education and development of young people in Queensland’s regional communities.

The support from Wesfarmers Resources enabled Queensland Theatre Company to establish the Wesfarmers Resources Regional Acting Studio (WRRAS) in 2008. The program continues to evolve since inception. In 2010, the WRRAS visited nine Queensland towns and communities, hosting more than 100 workshops and attracting in excess of 2,000 students and young people.

In addition, the partnership has enabled Queensland Theatre Company to tour its primary school performance each year to Blackwater and, in 2010 and 2011, visit and perform the children’s play in the community of Woorabinda.

As a result of this partnership, Wesfarmers Resources and Queensland Theatre Company are able to deliver on their shared corporate goals of contributing to the development of innovative, healthy and prosperous regional communities.   

Libby Anstis

General Manager

Queensland Theatre Company